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  1. Hi everyone I am still getting through gallons of milk trying to get a decent technique on my Alex mk2. I am a self confessed novice, so would like some opinions on these few attempts - specifically if they are microfoam (for flat white / latte) or if they should have no visible bubbles at all. If they are supposed to have no visible bubbles, how on earth is that achieved? I am managing to get a really good whirlpool effect in the jug, I introduce a little bit of air at the start and then swirl with the tip below the surface. I tend to tilt the jug back and towards me to aid th
  2. https://www.gumtree.com/p/coffee-machines/espresso-machine-/1233755023 hopefully of interest to someone close by....
  3. My drain bottle (Haven't plumbed in waste water yet) keeps overflowing, I think from the plastic pipe at the rear of the drip tray. What is it's purpose and how can I stop it dripping excessively? Thanks
  4. For sale is my 2006 Izzo Alex Espresso Machine. I originally bought it from HizerKite in May 2015 on these forums who had totally descaled the machine (boiler out), serviced the E61 head including all seals and replaced the group head gasket. He had also fitted a new brew control switch. Since then I have only used bottled water (Volvic or Ashbeck) to fill the reservoir, so there will be very very little/no scale build up inside. I have used the machine to make on average one coffee per day and back flushed it every few days. Included with the machine: 1 Portafilter w
  5. I have joined the ranks of Duetto users and like others don't know what size the baskets are, also the supplied tamper is slightly slack. What size tamper is needed and what basket do people recommend? Paul
  6. Hi I am selling my Izzo Alex II E61 Heat Exchanger Coffee Machine. This is a single boiler and has a rotary pump. Fully descaled just over a month ago, always run on Britta plumbed in large filtered water. Backflushed after every 5 shots. Used for 1-2 shots a day. It has an upgraded vacuum valve and also has a solid state relay fitted to take the strain off the pressure stat (but can be removed / reverted to normal if required). As you can see I have also lightly insulated the boiler on it. (can be removed easily). It can do both tank supply and also plumb in. Waste c
  7. For Sale Izzo Alex Duetto MK II Mazzer Mini E Aluminum I am selling this fantastic combo because I am relocating for work in a country with different power. I’ll be duplicating the set up when I get there because it worked so well. Both machines were provided by Bella Barista in September 2010 and have been well-maintained ever since. They come with original boxes, manuals and other paperwork. The additional hardware for the Duetto for plumbing it in is original and has not been used. Asking £1000 for the Duetto and £300 for the Mazzer, or £1200 for the pair. OBO.
  8. nigeljh

    Izzo Alex Mark II

    I'm selling my Izzo Alex Mk II. It's been a great machine but upgraditis and the desire for a lever machine got the better of me! I have today sent it off to Bella Barista, where I bought it, for a service and I suspect a new pressurestat so it should be running perfectly. Bella Barista have kindly said the machine can stay there until it's sold to save shipping back to me, then on to someone else. It should be possible to view it there (Wellingborough) once the work is complete. The machine is the single boiler HX version with the water tank, it cannot be plumbed-in. Details he
  9. I have finally decided to part ways with my Alex This machine has served me very well over the years. Purchased new from Bella Barista and serviced a few times. Machine was purchased in Oct 2011 (last service was Mar 2014). I am selling this machine with: IMS shower screen A water filter BWT Bestmax (This was my older water filtration system) 2 naked porta filters 1 double spout porta filter 1 single spout porta filter 6 filter baskets, a shower screen and a blind basket 3 Replacement group main gaskets Since the last service this machine was r
  10. I've got a Gaggia Classic that I've had for about 10 years I guess... still going strong and being used for a handful of shots every day. I've modded it slightly (pressure reduction mod, and silvia steam wand) but am now thinking that I might treat myself to something newer and better... So - any thoughts? I've got just under 18" of worktop height, which any new machine MUST fit under, and I guess around 10" or so of width (so single group) - and it needs to use tanked water and a standard 13A wall socket... so serious commercial stuff is out (this time ). Just to complete the pi
  11. Hi Everyone Has anybody got any idea what no-burn steam wand would fit an Izzo Alex mk2? (HX machine)? It has the standard Izzo 'burn' wand on it currently and also the standard 2 hole tip, as per photo below, which is a pain to clean and has a very wide fan on it. Ideally I want to be able to have a range of tips - 4 hole, 2 hole, 1 hole etc. Thanks
  12. I don't know how to describe this occasional fault accurately but hope someone might be able to point me in the right direction to a fix. Occasionally the machine acts as if it has run out of water even though there is still a slight trickle coming from the grouphead, but the reservoir is full. I have even experienced the low water alarm sounding. It's as if there is some occasional blockage and there doesn't appear to be a pattern to when it happens. Sometimes the pump keeps going for ages as if it is trying to fill an internal reservoir, yet only a trickle coming from the gro
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