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  1. You're more than welcome Andy, glad they arrived so quickly.
  2. Cheers Andy. I'll pm you to sort out the details
  3. Due to a series of fortunate incidents I find myself the beneficiary of a brand new set of Brewista II smart scales. I already have a set of the version 1 scales so these second edition rechargeable ones are surplus to requirements. They are brand new in box complete with the instruction manual and rubber mat and have never been used. These are currently priced at £89.95 on Amazon. I'm asking for £65 inc postage
  4. I'm not sure what you mean exactly by "download" but you can just access it directly from a web browser at; https://coffeeforums.co.uk
  5. There's a lot more to go wrong with a Sage i.e. electronics, plus I'm sure doing your own repairs would be as easy on a Gaggia. The Gaggia will heat up within 5mins but it's better (but not absolutely neccessary) to give it 15-20 in order that everything is stabilised. It's not like an E61 machine that needs the time to get that massive lump of brass up to temp. As you say, if your making drinks around the same time everyday then using a WiFi plug as a timer works great.
  6. You can't go wrong with a Gaggia Classic. Get an older one pre Phillips as they have a larger solenoid valve less likely to suffer any blockages. They are really bullet proof and simple machines and so easy to do any repairs on as they have no electronics to go wrong. They're also super easy to upgrade with a cheap PID system for better temperature control. The only real down side is that having a single small boiler does mean that doing multiple drinks, especially more than 2 can be a bit of a pain. It's best to do all the espressos first before switching over to steam as otherwise you have to wait for the boiler to cool down before you can make the next espresso. Steam power is adequate but only really enough to do single drink at a time. Get rid of the plastic milk frother and either fit a Silva wand or just use minus the the frother tube although you then need a very small jug in order for the tip to reach the milk.
  7. marcuswar

    Black Friday

    Just ordered 1Kg of El Salvador - La Montana. Thanks
  8. I have an Andrew James one. Does the job OK.
  9. marcuswar

    Black Friday

    Ordered 1Kg yesterday, at this price it's cheaper than Coffee Compass' Mystery 11 ! Thanks Sent from my MI MAX 3 using Tapatalk
  10. In Manchester shopping so popped into Takk for a coffee. Idle Hands was my first choice but was busy so went across the road to Takk. 5.5oz flat white. Sent from my MI MAX 3 using Tapatalk
  11. Well [email protected] I thought that post had been lost from the forum after the ISOMAC group mysteriously disappeared from the forums listing page many moons ago. I'm glad the the info proved useful to someone. It's amazing what can be fixed for a few pence with just a little investigation and determination. It's a great feeling when you fix it so cheaply isn't it Sent from my MI MAX 3 using Tapatalk
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