La Pavoni Professional PBB-16 Espresso Machine Making espresso in the home can be a lot cheaper than running out to buy a serving when the urge to have some fine coffee arises. Of course, having your own espresso machine in the home also offers great convenience.

There are quite a number of espresso machines on the market though, so choosing the right one might not always be easy to do. For those considering the La Pavoni Professional PBB-16 Espresso Machine Black Base model, there are quite a number of positives that make it a good machine worth purchasing.

It is not the perfect machine though, and a few drawbacks do exist. Overall, it is a solid espresso maker for anyone interested in making an investment in one.


The machine can make up to 16 two-ounce shots and this is thanks to the sizable 38 ounce boiler installed inside of it. There are smaller machines on the market that are only capable of making 2, 4, or 8 shots. That is fine if you are only filling small orders. For those in need of making quite a bit of espresso, the large boiler is a huge benefit. For those who only want to make a few smaller shots, the machine can accommodate that request as well. The flexibility of the machine is a major plus.

The machine is incredibly sturdy. Made with stainless steel, the machine would be among the most well built available. The interior of the machine is equally well crafted as the boiler is produced from pure, nickel plated brass.

The espresso maker is built to last. No one would want to buy an espresso machine that consistently suffers from malfunctions or worn out parts after only a year of use. With the PBB-16 Espresso Machine, owners can feel confident the machine will never let them down and last year after year. Even if a minor part does wear out after several years, the costs of making a replacement likely are low.

The look of the machine contributes positively to any kitchen it is placed in. This is not an appliance that is valuable solely for its function purpose, although it definitely does function well. The style and design of this espresso maker allows the machine to add scores of decorative benefits to an environment.


The cost of the PBB-16 Espresso Machine is definitely expensive. The retail price is around $1,050+ and that puts it out of the range of being affordable to many customers.

Cleaning the unit takes quite a bit of effort. This is not to suggest it would be overly difficult to clean the machine, but to ensure the device is fully, thoroughly, and properly cleaned, a time and effort commitment is going to be required.

The base is made of plastic and this an engineering drawback not consistent with the other study elements associated with the machine.

In Conclusion

One thing worth pointing out about the La Pavoni Professional PBB-16 Espresso Machine Black Base model is that it does make a really excellent cup of espresso. When you combine the quality of the espresso with the brilliance of the design, you realize you truly have found an excellent machine worth the investment.

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