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  1. YES, a thousand times yes. Please.
  2. As a side note, what levelling tamper did you buy? I have been eyeing these up of late
  3. Snooze any longer and you may have missed a bargain!
  4. Isn't it a fantastic upgrade?? and very modest at £150. Well pleased!
  5. My kit arrived yesterday, just need to get booked in for it to be fitted/have its service. Exciting!
  6. Thanks yes, I did consider it funnily enough. Let me take a closer look.
  7. Sure, that's all fair enough and understood. Its just a stop gap for a week or two, and then will be used very infrequently. I'd really like decent steam - I didn't really even get that from my Sage DB. One of my favourite machines (other than my current machine of course) was my Fracino Cherub. Bit of a old brute, but performed well all round and steamed very well. Perhaps I should just be looking out for cheap one of those...
  8. Sorry it was vague. I just want a cheapish machine to tide me over whilst my LMLM goes in for a service, and then after that I will take it to the office to replace the Dual Boiler that I just sold. It will get very little use, hence selling the DB, but I want to be able to make a nice milk based coffee, so I'd like reasonable steam. I'm not that in to modifying, hence I'd sooner buy the new Classic with its proper steam wand, though I would/and have been, looking at second hand modified Classics as well with wand and PID upgrades. Still happy to consider both. I've always pondered over Lelit for some reason. I have a Compak e5, and have just bought a Mazzer ZM. I may sell the e5 to help pay for it, and if I do, on the mornings I visit the office I will grind some beans at home using the ZM. Thanks!
  9. I’ve shortlisted these two. My heart is saying Gaggia, but might be Lelit be a better machine with its PID?
  10. I just sold my not quite 2 year old one, that was hardly used and "almost immaculate" for £700. If it's been well used over 5 years I'd say that's steep. What about a brand new one for just under £800 ish?
  11. I was so impressed with the steam on my first proper coffee machine, the Fracino Cherub. By comparison, I was disappointed with the steam on my Dual Boiler. I’m after a cheap machine for the office, for the occasional coffee, but I want decent steam power. I’ve never experienced the likes of Gaggia Classic, any type of Lelit or say Rancilio Silvia, but I guess they could be contenders? Or perhaps not, if the Cherub is my benchmark. Would only want to spend around £300 ish.
  12. So whilst browsing ebay the other day I found a nice tamper. Looked at his other items, as you do, and he was selling (now sold) an almost new white Linea Mini. I read the advert and it mentioned having the new "connected" kit. Got me intrigued so I chatted to Ruth at LM Home and she said for a limited time you can buy the retrofit kit for just £150, plus any labour charges from your local agent. I'm due to have mine serviced soon anyway so hopefully any additional labour costs will be minimal. The connected app allows: Remote ability to turn the machine on or off Creation of an on/off schedule Boiler temperature status and control Enabling and setting pre-brewing on/off times Machine Stats & Total Shot Counter Seems like a no brainer to me. And as such I thought I'd better share the wealth.
  13. I’m getting a ZM. Can’t wait.
  14. oh looks like it sold, shame https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/La-Marzocco-Linea-Mini-White-/233888931570?hash=item3674dddef2%3Ag%3AL1gAAOSwWf1gITRK&nma=true&si=iZKxrR9Hn%2BZKLXi0v%2F5eJ5%2Fvw9o%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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