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  1. I'd like to register interest in case the transaction falls through...
  2. Hmm mm. I bet that wasn't in the pitch they used to sell you the consultancy service... Seems like the extent to which the two positions differ is exactly the extent to which that service to you has been deficient.
  3. Thanks a lot for the replies, they're excellent. I didn't want it to be all about one machine so that's perfect. I'm working out how I can add it all to the first post...
  4. Thanks a lot. I suspect you've hit the nail on the head, but I will check. I've started a new thread about what is the ideal workflow, as I think it might warrant its own.
  5. Just to add - it stems from a quesion (well, the answer I got to that question) here:- https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?41390-Delonghi-machine-only-the-first-espresso-is-good&p=547541#post547541
  6. Hi there - just trying to hoover up as much info as possible, and I was wondering if there's a good description of the "perfect workflow" for a decent espresso. I might try and put one together to help guide my learning, so can anyone steer me in the right direction?
  7. My in-laws love their coffee. They used to own a tea room and had a big old machine there. They've since sold up and now use a delonghi that got good reviews on Which? Their main complaint is that only the first espresso out of the machine is any good, and their solution was to buy another, identical machine! Can anyone say why this would be and whether there's a better solution than the growing rack of machines they're accumulating.
  8. In case the 'lol' and the exclamation mark weren't enough, I definitely laughed along with some of those comments, and I'm sure we're all a snob about at least one element of our lives! I've kindly been given a delonghi machine and grinder which means I'm learning the basics so that hopefully once we've refurbished the house I'll know what I want to replace it. Just posted the aldi machine out of interest. I know I've got loads to learn and this threads part of that process.
  9. https://www.aldi.co.uk/ambiano-gunmetal-espresso-maker/p/095683187811600 You seem to get a lot for £50... 1 x Espresso Machine 2 x Sieves for Crema system Features Steam regulation Thermometer Temperature indicator light 3 switches with 3 indication lights Power on/off control Espresso brewing function Milk frothing function Removable water tank (approx. 1.2L capacity) Drip tray with removable draining rack Measuring spoon/presser Steam nozzle for milk frothing Filter holder with 2 filters and crema system Pump pressure: approx. 15 bar Includes. 40 minutes auto-shut off Includes measuring spoon and coffee presser Guarantee/Warranty Free 3 year warranty Brand: Ambiano Colour: Gun metal Cord Length: Approx. 100cm Dimensions: Approx. 288 x 202 x 315 mm Power: 1.1W Product Type: Coffee Machines Voltage: 230V, 50Hz Weight: Approx. 4.55kg
  10. Had our 3rd on Friday. Care for all 3 pregnancies was perfectly adequate. Not sure what additional elements we'd want or expect. What was/is deficient in your experience? Your post was fairly vague.
  11. Apologies for barging in, but is there a summary post somewhere - I'd love to see more about the machine, but it's a long thread.
  12. In case anyone else is considering these, mine has arrived and seems decent. I'll give it a go and report back... It looks to me identical to one available on Banggood for a similar price. (but with a much longer delivery time than Amazon of course).
  13. Just went looking on amazon and picked up one if these in a lightning deal for £22... Seems to have good reviews. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B071HKYCGB Not sure how these lightning deals work. It says there's 15 minutes left - the normal one is £29.99 but if you select the option with additional bits it is £21.99
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