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  1. kedo

    Pressure gauge

    Ha Ha thanks. They looked like glass to me.
  2. kedo

    Pressure gauge

    I note on the Rocket Appartamento there appears to be two small lights on the bottom half of the gauge. I’ve never seen those lit and I can find no reference to them in the manual. Are these lights and if so what are they for?
  3. Yes I’ve seen a post where the manufacturer confirmed that this power-down feature has been added to the latest machines.
  4. Yes I’ve seen a post where the manufacturer confirmed that this power-down feature has been added to the latest machines.
  5. After some time of non-use, my new Appartamento shuts off and the green light flashes slowly; a different frequency of flashing than the low-water faster flash. I understand that the latest models do cut-off after a period of non use, apparently a new Italian regulation applied to all electrical appliances. Is this correct or is it to do with mineral content in the water? Also during warm-up, I get a puff of steam rising vertically through the top warm up plate. Anybody seen this? I am also still a bit confused about the frequency of flushing before use and for how long. Otherwise great results.
  6. I have decided to hold on to the Mignon, but the Rancilio is still for same all gleaming clean, back flushed and boxed in original box with all accessories and manual.
  7. Hi Neil thanks for the offer. I got a new Rocket and can’t now afford to upgrade the Mignon at the moment so I have decided not to sell it at the moment. Thanks again
  8. That’s great news. Strangely, I replaced the burrs on my Mignon and suddenly bingo! Great shot. Best ever. How would you temperature surf a Sylvia as a matter of interest. Opinion seems to vary.
  9. Thanks Mr Boots2u. That’s a very good point. I’m sure as you say, that both machines are capable of making great coffee, it’s the skill bit I worry about. I don’t think I have ever really tamed my Rancilio! Hope I have better luck with my new machine when I decide. Without having seen either, I’m favouring the Lelit at the moment, purely based on its price and the in-depth review on Bella Baristas site which really praises its build quality, design and features, many of which are not available on the Apartamento.
  10. Thanks guys. That’s very helpful. I didn’t realise that Machina Espresso was in Edinburgh. They don’t stock the. Lelit as far as I can, see but I will be able to see the Appartamento. thanks Salty. That’s a generous offer. I am off for a week on Sunday but will get in touch. Where are you?
  11. Hi. I live in the Edinburgh area.
  12. Thanks for those replies. I live good distance from BB so I think it has to be mail order. I have spoken to them on the phone and agree that their service is excellent. I’m tempted by the Rocket because of its reputation but the Lelit is significantly less expensive and shares a similar spec. It even exceeds the Rocket in having a more powerful heater. I’ll post when I have the new machine.
  13. I am upgrading from my Rancilio. The Sylvia is capable of great coffee but i feel that a heat exchanger machine may be less fiddly and quicker in use. I’m looking at the Lelit Mara PL62 or the Rocket Appartamento. Bella Barista reckon that the Lelit at around £900 is as good if not better than the Rocket at £1,200. Have any members any advice. I intend to use it with one of the newer Mignons with the bigger burrs. My existing Mignon delivers in cubes which are easy enough to break up, but make the levelling and tamping more difficult.
  14. I am upgrading and am selling the above items. I thought I would offer these to members before I resort to eBay. The Sylvia has been used in Edinburgh where the water is soft and the machine has been well looked after. It was recently partly refurbished with a new group seal, chrome group cover and steam washer fitted. All working as it should. Very clean machine. The Mignon has recently been fitted with new burrs and has been regularly cleaned out and looked after. Anyone interested, please get in touch I have the Sylvia original box and can easily post both items within the uk I have looked at completed listings on eBay and feel that a reasonable price would be £180 for the grinder and £220 for the machine
  15. Thanks for that. I actually have a bigger basket but never thought to try it. I’ll give it a go and let you know how it goes.
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