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  1. The middle button on the left column seems to have a eram drawing, so, it might be that it will turn the steam boiler on.
  2. Buy the one you like the looks the most I suppose. However, I’d definitely consider holding fire on the machine and buy a good grinder, like a Niche ~£500. Honestly, you will not regret it. I’ve been on the same boat with an Eureka Mignon and a Profitec 700. 2 week later I was looking at grinders... I take you are familiar with the the differences between an HX and a DB. Also, the rotary pump allows you to plumb in the machine if you ever want to. It’s also very quiet in comparison to a vibe pump. I owned a Rocket Cellini Evo before (literally the same as the rocket in your pic but different shape). Two months later I upgraded to a dual boiler, the Pro 700. I don’t want to be pessimistic here, but do think carefully and try to buy the best equipment you can afford upfront - even if it means saving up for a little longer - to avoid wasting money and upgrading your equipment not too long afterwards. For you to have an idea, I now own a La Pavoni lever machine, bought second hand for a fraction of the price of the P700. Given my usage of 1 cup a day, 2 at the weekend, it’s perfect for me.
  3. A trip you won’t regret.... go toBella Barista and see / use both machines. Pick the one you like, hopefully you have a good grinder to pair it with.
  4. This is such a broad question. Think as replacing “coffee machine” with “car” or “tv” or “camera” or “sound system”. As others said, first do your homework and research. See which types of coffee machines you like: Dual Boilers, Heat Exchangers, Levers, single boilers. Research the pros and cons, see what it’s more suited to you and please narrow down your question. Likewise, same same for the grinder.
  5. Another trick you can do - I did on an e61 machine - is to wrap a towel around the group.
  6. Find the cause first, Then fix it. Don’t assume it’s the heating element. People here should help you diagnose the issue. As Hasi says, does it draw power? Do you hear the service boiler filling up? Is the pump working?
  7. What if you do your test with water from the kettle as soon as it clicks off instead of water from your coffee machine? What reading do you get? That will give you an indication of heat lost to the vessel and should help calibrate your experiment.
  8. No worries. Bad start of the day for me I suppose. Apologies. I was mainly focusing on the title of the thread, which by reading it implies that the temp accuracy on the machine is bad. On a paragraph, you also say “It didn’t go well”. Regardless, when I had a fancy espresso machine the offset was 15C. They means that, for the temperature in the group to be 94C, the temp in the boiler would need to be 109C. If the temp if he water coming out of the group is 83C your shots should be incredibly sour (not to be confused with bitter). Are they? How do they taste? And, if you then increase the temperature by 10C - to be 93C “in the cup” (presumably 103 in the display) using your methodology what do you get? If the current temp is 93C in the display and yielding good tasting shots, I’d expect to see steam / flashing boiler water coming out of the group and your shots to taste bitter/burnt. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  9. Disappointing to see how some users have to first say that there’s something wrong with their machine because the methodology and rationale used to problem solve is assumed to be right. Why not ask differently, always assuming there’s a gap in their methodology and knowledge first?
  10. The consensus is that you recycle the water from the service boiler now and again, irrespective of machine. Otherwise, the minerals will precipitate to the bottom of the boiler as Rob describes in one of the previous posts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hmmm - quite a few of them will sell green beans. Coffee compass, Bella barista, has bean, Rave to quote a few. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. It’s a sticker in the Coffee Forums / Beans section: https://coffeeforums.co.uk/topic/1305-uk-based-roasters/
  13. I don’t know if this is relevant to the posts above, but Ashbeck has 14mg/l of chloride. Note: chloride, not chlorine.
  14. Looks like a fancy La Pavoni pro. My advice to you... think about parts and accessories. If something goes wrong, can you source them easily and viably?
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