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Calphalon Temp IQ
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Awards Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  
Price $600 List
$599.99 at Amazon
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$1,299.00 at Amazon
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$689.00 at Amazon
$500 List
$456.71 at Amazon
$450 List
$444.99 at Amazon
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Pros Excellent espresso, achieves near-perfect microfoam in its steamed milk, relatively easy to use for a semi-automatic machineExcellent espresso and milk steaming, can pull and steam simultaneously, multiple programmable features, relatively user friendlyGreat taste, cafe quality lattes and cappuccinosGreat taste, exceptional lattes and cappuccinos, mostly automated milk steamingGreat taste, great milk steaming
Cons Expensive, requires more effort/practice than fully-automatic machinesExpensive, requires some effort and a learning curveExpensive, requires some effort and a learning curveExpensive, no built-in grinderHas a learning curve, no pressure gauge to help beginners, no grinder
Bottom Line A cafe-quality machine that manages to still be friendly towards beginner baristasCan make cafe-quality drinks at home with reasonable ease, but requires a bit of a financial investmentIf you don't mind a little learning curve and elbow grease, this is the best espresso you can make at homeAn excellent choice for those trying to recreate cafe drinks at home, especially if you already have an espresso-quality grinderAn excellent machine if your familiar with the process of manual brewing, and already have a high-quality grinder
Rating Categories Calphalon Temp IQ Breville the Dual... Breville Barista... Breville Bambino... Breville Duo Temp...
Taste (40%)
9
9
9
9
9
Ease Of Use (30%)
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6
Ease Of Cleaning (15%)
7
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6
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6
Milk Steaming (15%)
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9
Specs Calphalon Temp IQ Breville the Dual... Breville Barista... Breville Bambino... Breville Duo Temp...
Dimensions 5.6" x 14.5" x 17.3" 14.7" x 14.8" x 14.7" 13.2" x 12.5" x 16" 7.7" x 12.6" x 12.2" 15.5" x 13.3" x 17.6"
Warranty 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Milk Frother Steam Wand Steam Wand Steam Wand Automatic Steam Wand Steam Wand
Water Tank Capacity 94 oz 84 oz 67 oz 65 oz 61 oz
Cost per Shot $0.45 $0.45 $0.47 $0.47 $0.47
Lifetime Cost per Shot $0.70 $1.08 $0.72 $0.72 $0.64
Cost per Latte $0.73 $0.73 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75
Straight Shot - Percentage cost vs. Cafe 15% 15% 16% 16% 16%
Latte - Percentage Cost vs. Cafe 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Number of Cafe Replacement Shots to Make p list price 235 588 237 237 158
Number of Cafe replacement lattes to make up list price 141 351 141 141 94
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