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  1. Fracino Heavenly SOLD To pair with this I have an Innova branded i1 grinder. This is the same as the Ascaso model of the same name, my assumption would be that Innova make products for Ascaso. Please note this is NOT the cheaper i1 mini. 54mm burrs in good condition, super fine worm gear adjustment, and on demand grinding with a timer press-switch. Super convenient. I have a knock draw which can be included too. Condition - there's a crack at the back of the grind chute, this has been there since my purchase and hasn't progressed. Otherwise all in good working order. More pictures. £250 for the Heavenly, £50 for the i1. I might consider part-ex for a decent filter grinder that doesn't take up the whole kitchen. This machine is huge so no postage. Collect just north of Oxford. I would consider local delivery I'd prefer you come to see this first.
  2. hi everyone! i've been reading through all the posts and doing heaps of reasearch to find a great coffee machine as a gift for my partner. alas i'm going round in circles and as soon as i find a machine i think i see something else which i think might be better! my budget is £200 tops for a machine, and i'm all over the Iberital MC2 grinder and the fresh beans! For one reason or another (mainly reliability, i don't want to worry about buying second hand and poor steam wand) i want to discount the Gaggia machines from the equation for now and find out other than them what is the best machine for my money? Main concerns are a good espresso shot (of course!) and a nice microfoam to have a go at some flat whites! (don't worry i have realistic expectations at my budget!) Initial ideas so far are: francis francis x7 ascaso pablo (i even emailed seattle coffee gear and they recommended this!) Dualit Espressivo DeLonghi ECO 310 B Icona if anyone can offer any advice, tips, offer other machines, set me on the right track etc i'd be so so grateful!! many thanks!!
  3. Hi everyone, I am thinking of buying the Asceso pre-tension tamper which is featured on My Expresso website. Its a bit on the expensive side at £70 odd but isn't this coffee obsession going that way!!! Anyway, any advice from anyone is much appreciated.
  4. So here goes, as posted elsewhere at the moment I am grinderless, I had a Krups as a gift but burnt it out oops. So at the moment using Illy preground which isn’t really satisfactory. The question is which grinder, good reports about the MC2 from the forum but then this got me thinking if I could get a good package deal would it be worth upgrading my machine if I could stretch to it. I saw these deals on T’internet any thoughts? RANCILIO SILVIA 2009 BUNDLE ROCKY NON-DOSER GRINDER+MACHINE £599 http://www.myespresso.co.uk/product.php/207/rancilio-silvia-2009-bundle-rocky-non-doser-grinder-machine ASCASO DREAM NEW MODEL & ASCASO I MINI GRINDER £608 http://www.myespresso.co.uk/product.php/270/ascaso-dream-new-model---ascaso-i-mini-grinder I have a Baby Gaggia at the moment and my coffee making is increasing since my wife and daughter developed a taste for latte (daughter asked me last night how we could take the Gaggia on holiday with us, we’re only going for 3 days for goodness sake) I digress sorry. On a typical workday I am making maybe two lattes and an espresso/Americano in a morning, and maybe two or three more times after work. Only this afternoon some relatives visited and I finished up making 6 lattes no compaints about the coffee but chants of why are we waiting were heard in the distance Sorry for rambling but any suggestions would be welcome Gaz
  5. See my listing on ebay. 15% Discount for members! (£34.00 - free postage) Click Here to View. Lee
  6. So, I'm a complete newbie to coffee (making). Love drinking coffee so thought I should save myself time driving to/fro multiple times a day. I was initially thinking of going straight into espresso as I normally drink lattes or macchiato. However I was on r/coffee and came across this in their crucial guide "Espresso: Espresso is a monster of the coffee world and is very much so for only those who are very dedicated to good coffee and are willing to invest a lot of money into this passion. Beginners should not start out with an espresso machine. It is just too advanced. I’m sure some people have started this way but I still wouldn’t recommend it" So.... Anyone here have differing opinions. I have decided to order a French press and will play with that. But espresso is the dream... Why wait The machine I hear a lot about is Gaggia +PID (no idea what a pid is). So that's on the list. But I was also looking at a Ascaso Dream (good looking machine) But, (mock away) I was also considering a nespresso machine With a nespresso there is minimal effort and minimal clean up. (Which sounds so good, I hate too much faff and cleaning - which is a problem as I have to have everything spotless) But I always like to do things to the highest quality possible so the "real" espresso machines are winning in that regard. Plus they would allow me to try different beans and varieties. So basically I have no idea as to which espresso machine to go for. Not limited to those up there! If there is any other machines you. Would recommend for a beginner please do. I want the best I can get which I would be able to develop on and master pulling a good shot.
  7. Hi All, Here we have a reliable Ascaso Basic (or "Pablo") that I have neglected for a while after getting a new machine. As you can see from the photos it powers on fine. Stored inside for a year without use and the gasket and unit around the shower screen needs replacing, as it has corroded and I can't force the screw holding the unit in place out. This is the grim bit and there's a closeup photo, seems to me it could be stripped back. Water pump, brass boiler etc all working but water just flows out from around the bottom of grouphead and portafilter when used. One of you chappies will have the expertise to fix this up, and it can go back to happy days of brewing short sharp cuppas rather than end up in a local skip. Also included, all the parts: portafilter + baskets, water tank, drip tray + cover, steam dial. May split for parts if no real interest in a couple of months. Post included in now reduced price of £65, or pickup from Stockport/Buxton area in person for less. Cheers! Kitch
  8. Merry Christmas coffee lovers. I find myself with an issue today which isnt ideal however its a decent issue if ever there was a choice. I currently run a rocky with doser which is pre loved from the forum. Its great for me as in grind however its just a wee bit unsightly. SO, I was looking to upgrade to a mignon and the mrs has purchased me an ascaso i1. It seems to get a decent review but I think its would be a step in the wrong direction. Im happy to go for the mignon if its an improvement. I know its not the best grinder in town but space is a premium in my kitchen. Also it will be running with a classic. Any input would be appreciated.
  9. Hi there, I am selling my Ascaso I-Mini grinder as I have just upgraded. This is the flat burr edition in polished silver. Have only ran about 4kg of beans through it as I have not used it heavily. Great condition, no scratches. Solid aluminium build and good grind quality. Lots of room for dialling in and adjustment with micrometric regulation. Looking for £110 with collection in Fulham, London SW6 or £120 delivered with p&p. Picture is of the grinder in its current setup. Ascaso dream not included!
  10. Hi, Have been looking at buying an espresso machine and looking for some advice on the best entry level option. Our budget is around £500-£800. Currently we don’t own a machine at all, just use a bialetti moka pot, a milk frothing jug and a we have this Cuisinart grinder: https://www.johnlewis.com/cuisinart-dbm8u-auto-burr-coffee-grinder/p230858168?sku=230858168&s_kwcid=2dx92700044582398773&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq72R75Dm4gIVmK3tCh28QgyxEAQYASABEgL2hvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Initially we were looking at something like the sage barista express: https://www.johnlewis.com/sage-barista-express-bean-to-cup-coffee-machine-with-milk-jug-stainless-steel/p3495241 but we’ve found quite a few bad reviews of these on amazon and are worried that they may be a pricey ‘style over substance’ option? As well as this the general consensus is that an integrated grinder is a bad idea (if it breaks it can’t be repaired and they don’t tend to be as good as a separate). Or is it the case that this might be fine for our needs and the online reviews/opinions can be taken with a pinch of salt? We aren’t really connoisseurs. One concern we have is the heat-up time on whatever we decide to go for. On weekends especially we tend to drink coffee throughout the day, so waiting 30 mins for a machine to heat up isn’t ideal… Having trawled through some forums the gaggia classic and rancilio silvia seem to be the most mentioned entry level machines for best ‘coffee shop’ results. We’ve been looking around though and have seen a few others that catch our eye (a lot of this is mainly down to aesthetics, as my girlfriend wants one that looks nice on the bench too): https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/brands/ascaso-versatile-dream-pid-polished-wood-5.html https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/brands/ascaso-versatile-dream-pid-polished-wood.html https://www.thecoffeemate.co.uk/p/refurbished-traditional-espresso-coffee-machine-lelit-anna-pl41tem/ https://www.thecoffeemate.co.uk/p/traditional-coffee-machine-lelit-grace-pl81t/ https://www.thecoffeemate.co.uk/p/coffee-machine-lelit-victoria-pl91t/ Does anyone have any experience with the ones above and how they compare with the gaggia classic or rancilio silvia? The ascaso ones in particular look very nice. Finally (and I think I already know what the response will be here) – should we think about getting a new grinder too? And any recommendations on those? Thanks in advance!
  11. I am selling my Ascaso Steel Uno Pro Espresso Machine because I am relocating abroad and sadly cannot take the machine with me. Moving to the US and unfortunately the machine cannot handle 110V/60Hz current. The machine is 1.5 years old and in excellent condition (purchasing receipt is available upon request). It was cleaned and descaled on a very regular basis. If interested, I can add espresso machine cleaner and descaling agent supply for multiple months. The machine comes fully equipped with a tamper and a portafilter and is ready to use immediately. For a full description see the manfucaturer website: http://www.ascaso.com/div-espresso-coffee-machines-grinders/steel-1.html I am including various filters which allow the machine to be used with pads and ground coffee. Asking for GBP 300 or nearest offer. Pick up in north London and cash payments preferred, but would consider shipping within the UK. Features: - Water tank capacity: 2 Liters. - Material: Brushed stainless steel - Tamper size: 58mm. - Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 14". Overall Width - Side to Side: 11". Overall Depth - Front to Back: -11.5". - Overall Product Weight: -28.5 lbs.
  12. hi, looking for my first grinder. only be used for espresso. is ascaso i2 mini any good? plastic (abs) model. there is now an offer for 130Euro for this model and don't know what to do. read somewhere it has a problem with grind retention. is it that bad?
  13. Quick question. Would anyone ever buy a second hand grinder off Ebay? like this one which is in my location, comes recommended. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ascaso-i-mini-coffee-bean-burr-grinder-/171417692124?pt=UK_Homes_Garden_Kitchen_Kettles&hash=item27e94a67dc
  14. Hi I'm just wondering if the Ascaso i-mini is a better grinder than the Iberitial MC2? Is it worth the extra money? Thanks.
  15. I have recently purchased a bean to cup machine and now have no use for my Ascaso i2 grinder. It was purchased new in November 2014 from Selfridges and has been used around once a day since, with no issues. Comes complete with box and all other bits. Collection price is £50 from Archway in North London but I can post for around £15 via Parcel Force. I am also selling my Gaggia Classic and am happy to do a bundle deal.
  16. So my colleague genuinely found this on the side of the street with a sign saying "take me". It turns on, runs, produces steam and I was able to froth milk with it. Problem: When we went to extract the coffee, the coffee grounds and hot water spat out of the two funnels at the bottom of the portafilter and spat across the room. What could be causing that issue, is it fixable and is this worth anything? My colleague wants to sell it. See 5 photos below:
  17. I have to spoken to my better half and we thought this would be a good opportunity to pay it forward. We will be donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this grinder to a local charity which works to enable people with affective disorders live a full and productive life. They help to keep people in work and off disability benefits. Better for the person and better for all of us as taxpayers. Information about the charity can be found at: http://www.moodswings.org.uk/ Maybe a point of interest for you Corrie fans, the founder is the father of the woman who plays the part of Fizz and she is the celebrity "face" of the charity although a number of the cast of Corrie help out and raise funds. The charity has an award from the Queen for the excellence of its work. There are NO paid members of staff. Everyone is a volunteer and all money donated goes straight into the programs of the charity With the recent arrival of the Brasilia RR55OD in my kitchen, SWMBO wants me to clear some space. She was a little disappointed that I have chosen to move on the Ascaso. In her words, its nice looking, small and looks "clean" in white. It is the same casing as used for the Ascaso i-2, but has high quality flat burrs attached to solid heavy duty brass burr carriers. Its a very good grinder in a very kitchen and spouse friendly size. It is about the width of a Gaggia Classic and maybe 4 inches taller. When it was available from Bella Barista, it was in a comparison review with a Mignon and was given a good review by Dave. Please do not mistake this for the i-2 with small conical burrs and plastic burr carrier. Hers is a link to that review: http://www.bellabarista.co.uk/pdf/compact-grinder-1-closerlook.pdf Brand new these go for about £200 - £250, dependent upon vendor, colour or polished, timer or not. Mine is an on-demand but without the timer. I use a jam funnel to ensure that grinds get from the nozzle to the portafilter. There is a crack on the underside of the clear plastic nozzle. This does not affect the use of the grinder and grinds do not collect or have any affect on the crack. I am looking for £110 plus shipping. I have it boxed in its original retail packaging. I do not want to ship as I have recent had a bad experience with Parcel2Go and myHermes conspiring to smash a very thick plastic doser shell on my Macap MXA. Pick up from my home in Manchester is preferred. If you wish to take the risk of having it shipped, I will send by Royal Mail, as in my experience only they and Interlink treat a parcel like a parcel and not a football. You will have to accept the risk of shipping and any loss or damage that happens. You can insure it for your purchase amount or replacement value, but this will increase the cost of shipping. I will have this packaged in the shed so I am in no rush to sell. Offers of less than asking will not be replied to or accepted. I will ask the moderators to keep the thread on topic as well. Thanks for looking. And for full disclosure the crack in the nozzle
  18. So finally committed to a grinder, got a new Ascaso i-1 on fleabay for £140 including P&P. 54mm flat burrs and some good reviews for it. Considering it is £200 RRP and on the street for about £180, I think I did well. Yeah its not a Mazzer or another ex-commercial, but it doesn't have a doser, it does have a warranty, it has flat burrs on a brass carrier, reasonably low rpm (700) and it will be more than adequate to match up to my Gaggia Classic and my ineptitude.
  19. All, After a little bit of help. I'm looking at an Ascaso I-Steel grinder but they do the I1 with flat burrs and the I2 with Conical burrs. Does anyone know if the I2 has the same inners as the standard Ascaso I2 as this seems to not get great reviews where as the I1 seems to be a good starter grinder. I like the looks of the I-Steel but don't want to buy something which looks good but in reality is a bit rubbish! Thanks for your help Rob
  20. _dan_


    I came here to buy something from classifieds but I can't even post in the thread yet. Looks like a good forum though this is a little frustrating
  21. Hi. I know there are lots of threads on this forum regarding which grinder to buy but I've had a look back through the history and I can't find a specific answer to my problem so here goes. I've currently got a Zass hand grinder which grinds very well but I've got a couple of issues with it. The first is that it keeps moving it's grind settings of it's own accord, not a major issue but annoying all the same.The second is that although initially I enjoyed grinding my own beans I now find it a bit tiresome.I guess the novelty has just worn off so I was looking at buying one of the less expensive burr grinders that are on the market. I've got an Ascaso steel machine so was thinking of getting the steel grinder to match but can't find any unbiased reviews.It's a little out of my price range at 170 pounds but if you guys think it's the best grinder around at the price I'll stretch my budget and not tell the missus how much it cost, ha. The other grinder I've been looking at is the Iberital mc2 which is a little cheaper from happy donkey but seems to have lots of possitive unbiased reviews. Is this just as good or is the old saying you get what you pay for true when it comes to grinders? Thirdly if there is a massive difference between these and a vario would I be better off waiting until I can afford one of those? I don't need a grinder that will jump between course and fine settings as I will still keep the Zass for press pot and noise isn't a massive issue either as I can use the zass late at night as well. I don't drink a great deal of espresso at the moment but do make a lot of espresso based drinks like flat whites. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give Kieran
  22. Hi, i'm new to the home espresso scene, however i have been trying to do my research. I was hoping to spend around £200 for a machine and buy a grinder in the near future. I have seen the Ascaso Arc advertised for around £263 at myespresso.co.uk, which seems to be a good deal for this machine. Would anyone recommend another machine for this price? Also anyone have any experience buying from this store? Is it reliable? How come their price is soo much cheaper than others?
  23. Hi, im looking for new coffee machine. Im interested in buying Rancilio Silvia or ascaso steel uno or lelit Anna, lelitt vip 81. i thing everyone of them will be good for a start in using more professional machines than Delonghi.. won't be? did You see interesting auctions or someone have one of them for sale ?
  24. I am selling Ascaso i2 stepless grinder - I bought this grinder from E-Bay in Nov 2014, seller had stated low use. I have used this daily (2-3 espresso's) since with Gaggia Classic and was satisfied with the grind and coffee produced and from what I know it is a good entry level grinder, it certainly helped me on my coffee journey. It has innova on the front but label states ascaso i2 (same company?) see pics for details. Small crack on dispenser at front doesn't affect performance. see pic. After getting hooked on this site I recently upgraded to a Eureka Mignon, hence the reason for sale. Would rather collection from Glasgow or can meet surrounding area. Price £80 collected or £90 delivered. Bank transfer or paypal accepted.
  25. Hello and good evening to everyone. I'm Gaz and from east Manchester. New to the world of making fresh and a decent cup of coffee! I have yet to get all of the equipment I need so here I am to get ideas so I hopefully won't make too many n00bie errors. Although that is how we learn. I know I need a Burr as opposed to get an electric grinder. Although that is as far as my knowledge goes. I am looking to produce coffee from one of the Starbucks /Costa style machines (but obviously not as big! Lol). I don't want to buy a stupidly expensive one to start of with but don't want to buy a dirt cheap one that will break on me 3 months down the line. Same goes for a Burr. I'll be making coffee mainly in quantities of 2 cups but occasionally more. Any pointers to places in the forum would be great but I am going to be browsing around so will hopefully pick stuff up as I go along. Mainly after knowledge from you experienced peeps out there! Cheers all! Gaz
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