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RobbieTheTruth

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  1. I love this. Really like the idea of turning an unpopular machine (KitchenAid) into an amazing machine by changing a few of the internals and pimping it up! Any pics?
  2. Out of the box, the machines aren't great. They are set at 15bar pressure, which works with supermarket coffee/pods/pressurized baskets, but most on here prefer to brew at a lower pressure. Also, the boiler temperature is unstable. A lot of people here fit a kit to regulate at 93 degrees for coffee and 135 for steam. The steam wand is dreadful, the tamper is useless and the filter basket is poor. Good news is, you can often buy a used model for about £200-£300, modded to 9 bar pressure, with an upgraded steam wand and a temperature kit included.
  3. When people backflush daily (or regularly) so they just attach the backflushing basket and press with hot water for a few times?
  4. That's a shame. I really like the look of the machine!
  5. Really? I have a Classic with PID but considering trying a Rancilio
  6. Looks a really nice machine. Is it much of an upgrade from a Gaggia Classic with PID and 9 bar pressure?
  7. I'm not sure what this means, but I've noticed when I turn my machine on, the temp on my PID goes over 100, before stabilizing at 93. Is this right?
  8. I have a 2011 model. Had for a month now and never backflushed. Is it unanimously agreed that backflushing is a good idea on this model?
  9. In this case, we're not looking some sort of scam that needs the legalities pointed out are we? He was asked if he got paid and he said he got £170 and donated it to charity. In this context, a guinea pig rescue center is appropriate. Do you have an underlying concern here? Genuine question - I know little about this situation and the people involved. Are you concerned he's given a positive review in exchange for money/goods? I've got a Niche and I like it. I get the impression that on the whole, people rate it highly. Has he been disingenuous in the review, in your opinion? EDIT - it's the first and only grinder I've owned (or even used) so I'm no authority
  10. It's Mr Shades. I'm not really looking to let it go to be honest. I've only just paid £150 for machine, £100 for PID, £40 for pressure mod and £20 for steam wand and I'm getting superb results. If starting over, I'd probably go for Rancilio just because I think it looks better, but I'm delighted with the coffee I'm making.
  11. I've just posted a crossover version of this in the 'wanted' section. I have just bought a pristine Gaggia Glassic with 9 bar pressure, pressure gauge, rancilio steam wand upgrade and PID kit and I'm getting amazing results. Annoyingly, I've come to the conclusion I prefer the look of the Silvia.... When buying the Gaggia, I realised I needed to avoid 2015-2018 models. Are there similar limitations to any of the Silvias?
  12. I bought Fudge from Rave and I'm not a fan as it's a bit dark to my taste - but it comes highly recommended to those who enjoy the darker roast.
  13. Not urgent, and I don't really need one - but I wouldn't mind owning a Rancilio Silvia with PID kit. I have just bought a pristine Gaggia Glassic with 9 bar pressure, pressure gauge, rancilio steam wand upgrade and PID kit and I'm getting amazing results. Annoyingly, I've come to the conclusion I prefer the look of the Silvia....
  14. What's your budget? I have a 2011 model that was kept in storage and unused. I had it fitted with a PID, a Rancilio Steam Wand and a pressure gauge (modded down to 9 bar). I'm not really looking to sell it, but I would like to get a similar set up of the Rancilio Silva. The timer on the front is magnetic so lifts right off.
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