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  1. A pre 2015 one will be fine. They are all the same. I have owned both machines and the portafilter are interchangeable.
  2. What’s your budget? Do you have a grinder already? How much time are you prepared to invest in learning the art and making Espresso? I spend about 10 minutes making an Americano from turning in my La Pavoni on to having a cup of Americano, but it’s the best coffee I have ever produced. By Americano, I assume you mean no milk frothing.
  3. I use Oatly whole milk at home for everything milk related. I hadn’t seen Oatly Barista, but looking closely at them there is very little difference between Oatly Whole and Oatly Barista. I don’t use milk in coffee, having spent years of not consuming any milk at all I don’t like the taste in coffee, but it’s great on cereal. i
  4. Here you go. A link to a spreadsheet put together by a member of The Shaving Room. I think I have at least one of every blade on there. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AokB3upZT-NFdG5sbzItTWNBUzBpV0w2azRhVnlVamc
  5. There was a table on another forum. I can see if I can still find it. It's a strange one, different blades suit different people, it depends on beard thickness, density, and skin type. I know people that love Derby blades, I find them blunt and tuggy.
  6. Hi, welcome to the forum. I can't do Latte Art either. I'd love to be able to but as I only drink Espresso or Americano I only get to practice when my daughter visits.
  7. I use a small jam jar for blades with a slot cut in the top. I haven't filled it up yet but do need to think about disposal. I do have a large sharps bin so might just put them in there. I use a Gillette New open comb with a stainless steel bulldog handle attached. I prefer Personna lab prep blades. Gillette 7o'clock yellow are a close 2nd.
  8. I've had my La Pav a few months now and have decided it's definitely a keeper. I rarely use my Gaggia classic these days. Since owning my La Pav I have noticed a couple of rust patches on the base which need some attention. My plan is to strip the La Pav down, sand the base back to metal prime it and spray it with Plasticoat. My wife in her wisdom wants me to do it Red to match the rest of the kitchen. Is Plasticoat suitable, I have already used it on the toaster and a trivet as pictured and it seems fairly robust and heat proof.
  9. I don’t see how it would work. Surely you need some form of Acid to munch the scale away.
  10. GrowlingDog

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    Hi, welcome to the forum.
  11. Usually 2 - 3 shots to get it correct. I single dose and always use the same 15g in my La Pav basket. I do find it much easier to get a bean dialled in with a Lever machine, I never run a new bean through the Gaggia until I’ve got I’ve got it dialled in on La Pavoni. This was my first shot tonight with a new bean, almost spot on, maybe one notch coarser would be better.
  12. I got my delivery from Dog and Hat today.
  13. I’m done with this so I will drop it off to @Holyzeus tomorrow night.
  14. Really good guide and really easy to do. I bet I'm not the only one to snap the handle on the portafilter, glad I dont use this one anymore.
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