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  1. I’ve been using one of those for a while, and I always tamped afterwards. I’ll try to adjust it tomorrow so it goes deeper in the basket, and try to remember subsequently not to tamp. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. The standard has 1 switch, on newer models. Above the switch is a light to tell when the Element is on. The professional does not have a light to indicate that, but has a pressure gauge so you can tell when the element is on/off. You can hear that too. Steam is always available. Water is heated above boiling to 0.8 bar pressure, steam escapes from the top when valve is open, water travels via a tube from near the bottom of the boiler to the group when the lever is in the upward position. I have both machines, but only acquired the professional. I want to compare differences too and eventually will let one of them go. There a professional in impeccable condition in the for sale section. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. It fits perfectly. The basket is 52mm wide. No rubbing on the sides, just an excellent fit thanks to Joey’s lathe with imperial settings. [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Well, mine is 51.70mm. Now, you’d be surprised on what .70 does! [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Potentially. Unfortunately the Pro (big one) needs some love - the group needs re-greasing, likewise the steam tap needs some cleaning / lubrication. Nothing more than they though, which is great. I want to bring the Pro to the same tip top condition as my little one (piccola) and then I want to use the Pro for a few months to see which one I want to keep. Keep an eye on the FS section around October time :-) Interestingly, both were made in 2012. The Pro in February and the Piccola in September. They are literally siblings. :-)
  6. The one on the right.... [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. How long until the group gets to temperature? I doubt it’s 20 minutes. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve been unable to use Tapatalk since yesterday afternoon. Anyone else having issues? I logged out, but now I can’t log back in again using Tapatalk. I don’t mind the new look of the forum on the web. But I do think it’s a bit too fancy and the UI is rather wasteful. A more simplified and condensed UI (configurable maybe? Hide people’s signature as some members have images on them?) would make things easier.
  9. I know you sent me a PM. But Tapatalk is not showing it... I’ll get back to you as soon as I get to a desktop :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. We have a deal. [emoji106] - let’s move to PM. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I had that exact one. It does nothing around where I am on Thames Water area, sadly.
  12. 1 post count. A question which doesn’t add much... dubious sentence construction... makes me wonder....
  13. Some improvements recently made: the cup now fits slightly lose on the PF basket, so it also doubles as a WDT funnel.
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