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  2. I need some sort of guidance, and this was mentioned. @rob177palmer
  3. Using the same process with the cleaning disk, water going directly into the drip tray? Thanks.
  4. I had a similar issue with the tablets not dissolving properly on my Sage DB. I now use standard powder (not Sage branded)
  5. Just check out the Mazzer subforum. There is loads in there. It’s a really easy service in all honesty as you are only dealing with the gubbins on top of the grinder, nothing needed around the motor or bearings providing there are no odd noises or wobbles when you take the top off. To be fair you would rather find out the wobbles yourself rather than someone charging you to tell you something obvious.
  6. I got a Bambino Plus just under a month ago and I'm generally very happy with it and Sage (after their CS sent me some single walled baskets) however today I encountered the cleaning cycle and it just seems like a crappy way for Sage to make a bit more money by selling you cleaning tablets. First of all the manual says that the machine will prompt you to run the cleaning cycle after about 200 coffees. Like I said, I've had it for under a month and made an average of 2 coffees a day, max, there's no way I've made 200 coffees. Then I watched the official video and thought now how does the water get through the cleaning disk? (And what would be the point of that anyway?) I started the cleaning cycle and sure enough the water seemed to be washing out the waste channel directly into the drip tray, none coming into the 2l bowl I'd carefully balanced on the drip tray as instructed. So I called Sage support and the guy said that yes, the video is incorrect and was made before some changes were made to the machine (right) and what I was seeing with my machine was correct behaviour. The cleaning cycle ends and I remove the portafilter to see virtually the entire cleaning tablet still intact:: And what is actually even being cleaned here? I totally get the descaling option, but cleaning on top of that seems totally pointless.
  7. Thanks. I haven't really looked into doing it myself, was trying to keep it simple and easy. But as there doesn't seem to be anyone who will come do it, I should look into the option you suggest. Is there a resource or guide available, showing how to do it? Best, Tom
  8. Methinks I've got ..... however ... may I ask what year did it change to opposites 😎😎😎 cool cool... jon.
  9. No problem thanks. I found one slightly closer to home that I’m hoping to get my hands on. If not, I’ll be back in touch but don’t wait for me.
  10. Mine arrived earlier today, it is now sitting in the freezer. 👍
  11. Today
  12. According to the online slang dictionary
  13. Don't forget my Classic is still for sale....but going on a well known auction site at the weekend.
  14. Hello everyone! Joined the forum recently to get help with my Delonghi Magnifica BTC machine and since looking around, want to upgrade to an espresso machine and grinder setup. Not willing to break the bank at the moment as want to see if the machine/grinder combo will actually work with my hectic schedule and young family. So after all that - I have my heart set on a Gaggia classic (SH) but am stuck on what grinder to get. Looking for entry level that will at least give a decent espresso grind so I can test out life with the Gaggia. Wont be using the grinder for any other brewing methods if that helps? So far have seen the below but didn’t know if this is a good place to start? Budget is up to £100 SH. - Gaggia MDF - Sage Dose Control Pro - Sage Smart Grinder Pro - Baratza something? - Iberital MC2 Thanks in advance!
  15. I bet mine is at the post office if the're out already..
  16. I guess it's similar to "this is the shit" or "that's sick bro" 😂
  17. God, for the longest time I thought this thread was titled "Do not stand on your lever ever" and was really wondering what you guys get up to with lever machines. Took until that pictorial of the lever hitting the bloke/blokette with stars for teeth for me to realise it said "over", not "on". I need a coffee
  18. Good write up Rob. Always nice to read a review in basic terms. Always loved the EK.
  19. A bit of fudge helps the milk go down.
  20. I was about to enquire perhaps it could be an age thing 🤔 then I tawt I'd just check .......... dank /daŋk/ adjective adjective: dank; comparative adjective: danker; superlative adjective: dankest unpleasantly damp and cold. "huge dank caverns" synonyms: damp, musty, chilly, clammy, wet, moist, unaired, moisture-laden, humid; dialectclaggy "he shivered as he entered the dank cellar" You just never know, especially when the Grandchildren say 'Sic' and I'm thinking 'Sick' as in ... Jon.
  21. Polly

    Hot air..

    ...roasting is my current interest. I have a Kaffelogic Nano 7 that PID follows profiles to roast with attempted precision. I would be interested in suggested sources for greens. Also it appears the recommended roast profiles to best match beans doesn't seem to be widely spread; if anyone could point me in the right direction I would be grateful. Or is this the stuff of trade secrets? I roast for espresso and have a Synchronika and a Niche.
  22. I think everyone thought you meant otherwise 😆
  23. Woodwork devolves down to the accurate removal of waste. All the tools for metalwork, that you already have, will work on wood; maybe less efficiently. Joints are used both for location of mating surfaces and to increase the area for glue to act on. That about sums woodworking up. Consider your needs to joint sheet material at 90 degrees and/or edgeways and how you will go about it; possible solutions your anwer here will determine what you buy. I would avoid rushing out and buying any power tool. You can do most of what you need with basic hand tools most of which you appear to have. A coping saw for cutting curves; a tenon saw for cutting to shoulders; a few chisels for removing waste - 6, 12 and 25mm are a start. Buy others as you need. Only buy a power tool when you really have a need. But please buy a wooden mallet for striking chisels! Hammers are not suitable although the World and his brother seem to think they are these days. A router 'could' be an almost complete solution with jigs etc, but there is little point for one-offs. A sturdy bench is an absolute priority; you can't get your shoulder behind a chisel on a rickety thing in the garden. Also bench hold fasts and a good vice are paramount.
  24. Lol dank as in good incase anyone thought otherwise
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