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  1. https://www.gumtree.com/p/coffee-machines/espresso-machine-/1233755023 hopefully of interest to someone close by....
  2. Evening folks (morning here in Sydney). I picked up what could best be described as an as new condition, Pompei 1 on the weekend. Photos attached. Would be keen to hear from fellow Pompei owners- are there any good videos out there showing their operation, or photos of the internals? Have googled of course and found a few Youtube vids, but nothing of much help. A couple of photos I have attached show the internals- can anyone shed any light on what the green coil is- it seems to have insulation only at both ends. I think it might be a temperature sensor- one end goes into the heating element, the other into what looks like a relay. I'm thinking it is probably a safety cut-off to switch the heating element off if there is no water in the boiler? Any tips, photos, videos on this superb machine, from fellow owners would be much appreciated. PS: I am yet to fire it up- plumber coming tomorrow. Cheers
  3. 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 with single spout 1 Portafilter with double spout (this one bought a couple of months ago) 1 Double filter basket 1 Blank flushing plate 1 Single hole steam tip 1 Two-hole steam tip (this one bought a couple of months ago) User manual Box is not included, it was falling apart and was only the Bella Barista one with loads of bubble wrap, could not justify using up our limited storage space! Collection only from Rugby (2 mins from M6, J1). This machine is tank feed only (from the water tank at the back of the machine). Since buying the machine it has not skipped a beat, very consistent results with steam that has never ran out. As good as the day I bought it, with some extras thrown in. If you're wondering what the yellow bits are on the top of the machine, it's Sugru which I put on there to minimise rattling. It can be taken off if required no problem. PRICE DROP Looking for £585
  4. Hello, up for a sale Izzo Alex Duetto MK IV July 2015 bought from Italy in original packing and with everything that came with new: It is 220V with option to power up both boilers at once (not like 110v which they heat up exchangeably) but it has a schuko plug (germany, italy, austria, swiss etc) so for UK you you just throw on a 3pin uk plug. 2 portafilter 4 steamtips Tamper + brush Cover Before I bought i was literally scouring the web probably for an year what is the best kit of equipment to get and the Duetto was the end decision, it really served me extremely good and i would never sell it if upgraditis wouldn't kicked in If everything plays out i am getting a linea mini instead. I have changed the gicleur (waterjet) in the grouphead mushroom for 0.5mm (0.7mm stock) to obtain the best possible water flow. Machine was really taken care off and always clean, i always used filtered water + addition water oscar softeners. Never had an issues, never had a single leakage. Always had a really nice shoot. I am willing to ship it all over the world with split shipping charge (let me know where you want it to be shipped and i will cover half of the shipping) If you have any additional questions let me know and i am able to send any detailed photos that you want to see. I am even able to drive it in the region of lets say 500km (350 miles) if youre from neighbouring countries (croatia, italy, germany, austria, hungary, Czech republic, slovakia). I will take paypal, revolut, bank transfer, basically whatever floats your boat. I am willing to let it go for 1220£ shipped Thank you!
  5. Howdy gang, I think that I ground too fine and tamped too hard! When I locked the portafilter into place and pulled down the lever to preinfuse, all seemed ok, until the lever was stalled and locked pointing at about 60 degrees from horizontal. After a moment the portafilter blew off and the lever sprang back. Unfortunately one of the shower screens and an o-ring blew out, into the drip tray! From an infogram I found I think it's the bottom o-ring that's come out. What should I do? Has anybody experienced one of these "blowouts" of sorts? Can the old o-rings be popped back into place? I figure It's best to replace the screens but should I replace the o-rings too? Your advice is much appreciated.
  6. I am in the market for a new machine and like the sound of the Izzo's in general, is the duetto 2 boiler version worth the extra money?
  7. Does anyone know if DavecUK is going to do one of his usual in-depth reviews for the latest Alex Duetto?
  8. For sale is my Bezzera Strega lever espresso machine. Excellent condition with the odd very faint scuff mark to the chrome if you look hard, perfect working order. Bought new from Bella Barista in August 2015. I have only ever used Everpure filtration system treated water with the machine. Supplied with Bezzera naked and double portafilters, and associated baskets (not pictured). I think I also have all the paperwork (somewhere) that came with the machine. This is the reservoir version For those who might not realise, the Strega isn’t like any other lever machine. The grouphead is heated, so comes up to temperature very much quicker than a traditional design. The group is filled by the pump directly once the lever is fully down, so it is possible to do a pure lever shot, a lever shot with the pre-infusion of the duration and pressure of your choice (judged by feel), or if you keep the lever in the down position throughout, a totally pump-based shot. In short, it’s a lot of fun, and I found it possible to get consistently very good results from it by playing with pre-infusion techniques. If you like a rich chocolately shot, I can show you how to get one every time with this machine, the right beans and a decent grinder So why am I selling it? Basically, I got offered a brand new LM Linea Mini at a daft price and couldn’t resist. The LM is a great machine, but I'm already missing the feel and satisfaction of pulling a lever shot... Location - London NW2. Collection preferred but delivery might be possible subject to prior agreement, though only over a fairly small radius. Any questions, feel free to ask. I will put it on ebay if it hangs around on here as with the new machine already installed, the Strega needs to be moved on to a new home soon. [ATTACH=CONFIG]34792[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]34789[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]34791[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]34793[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]34790[/ATTACH]
  9. Hi guys I'm interested on a new coffee machine, what would you recommend between profitec pro 700, Izzo Alex duetto IV QuickMill QM67 or Rocket Appartamento ? I'm just checking around but I'm still not able to decide which model is the right buy ! The Alex Duetto looks very nice but I'm not sure if is going to be durable or not Please let me know what you think ! thank you !
  10. 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 can also be plumbed in if required. It comes with two portafilters, 1 single spout, 1 double spout. backflush adaptor, single and double baskets. I don't have a hose to plumb in but they are available from bella barista for a few quid. Two hole steam tip included, obviously it does hot water too. Perfect working order. It has a couple of minor marks on the group head, but nothing significant. Drip tray has very light marks from general use of placing cups on it. I expect I could probably polish back to mirror finish if really required. I have used it with both tank and plumb in and both work perfectly. A lovely machine and a great E61 starter! Size is 46cm deep, 36cm wide, 41.5cm high. £475. Any questions, please ask. Collection from near Melton Mowbray (home) or Nottingham (work/after work weekdays) please. Thanks Will.
  11. Just finished disassembling, cleaning and reassembling my new grinder so thought it would be the perfect time to post my set up. So here is my Izzo Alex MK1 and Compak K10, next to my Gaggia Classic and Compak K3. The pictures don't really show how much bigger the K10 is to the K3. Really happy with my set up and shows that you can get a good one cheaply, if you are willing to scour eBay for weeks and clean for a couple days. Posting this while waiting for my machine to heat up, so I can make my first coffee with the new grinder. Does still need work, grinder is missing a piece and the doser lens cracked in transport.
  12. Hi to All, I own an Izzo Vivi (NO PID) machine and am looking to buy some parts, especially Legs and Vacuum Breaker. Since this machine is no longer in the field, I'm having a hard time finding these parts and some others. Where should I search? Thanks a lot!
  13. 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. Paypal preferred, buyer pays shipping. Thanks, David
  14. For sale my beloved Izzo Alex Duetto MkII. This dual boiler machine is a beauty and in fact a beast. Bought second hand and in immaculate condition in 2016 and had previously been bought new from Bella Barista (2010 production model). Selling as I'm not allowed more machines than kids, and I have broken that rule already. I've used it daily set to turn on the morning for 1 espresso and 1 flat white, so looking at a total heat up time of 2hr per day. The machine has operated flawlessly. Strictly only bottle water fed (Volvic and Stretton Hills) and have descaled once every 6 months and backflushed with cafiza once weekly. I took the machine last year to a professional Izzo mechanic at Traders coffee outside London just to be told it's running perfectly and in no need of anything! The only issue I ever had was the safety valve on the steam boiler started hissing. I replaced it with the upgrade version from BB and it's been back to perfect ever since. Also the steam wand that came with the machine was impossibly short, making it tricky to steam milk. Replaced with a longer Rocket steam arm that's given me excellent results ever since. Also upgraded the steam tips which I'll include. Now the machine is incredible. It's equipped with the tried and tested thermostable e61 group fitted with the upgraded IMS 200um competition shower screen. The brew boiler is 0.8L and adjustable to 1°C through the PID. The steam boiler is a 1.8L insulated copper boiler controlled by a separate PID and separate solid-state relay and gives you bucket loads of steam and hot water. You can choose to turn it off entirely if you purely want espresso. The results have been phenomenal especially since you can easily tweak a number of variables including pump pressure. Oh forgot to mention, it has a commercial rotary veined pump mounted carefully to provide silent operation. This has been inspected and lubricated once every 12 months as per DaveC's instructions. Can be tank (2.4L) or mains fed with a flick of a switch. Never tried mains but should be straight forward. Read DaveC's review although the one in the review is for a slightly earlier version (https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/pdf/IzzoAlexDuettoIIcloserlookv4.pdf) What you'll get: Izzo Alex Duetto MKII rotary with upgraded safety valve and steam wand (can be made no burn with included tubing) x1 58mm single spouted portafilter + basket x1 58mm double spouted portafilter + basket x1 58mm bottomless portafilter x1 IMS competition 16-21g basket x1 blind basket for backflushing x1 IMS 200um competition shower screen x1 OEM shower screen x4 Izzo Alex high grade steam tips with (2, 3, 4, 4 alternative positioning) holes High pressure mains tubing x1 unused e61 group service kit x1 detailed instruction and maintenance manual 900g cafiza/puly CAF I am asking for £890 for the lot (extras worth >£100 and not willing to split at the moment) The machine is very heavy (32kg H420xW360xD430 mm) and seeing the delivery horror stories I am not willing to ship. Collection from London, or I can potentially drive within a reasonable distance to meet someone. If you are nearby pop by to try it out. You will not be disappointed.
  15. 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 here https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/pdf/IzzoAlexMKIIcloserlookv1.pdf Included are single and double spout portafilters, baskets, backflush insert and a few spare bits from the group service kit that I didn't use - although I guess at least some of these may be used when it's serviced. I'm looking for £475 ono
  16. Hi there, I have a MyWay Izzo Pompei Dual-fuel Two Group Head Spring Lever Coffee Machine that works well on electricity, however not tried it on gas. If you've got a cafe premises it would be perfect for you, these machines go for about £4000+ brand new and make a really nice brew. Would like £2500 ono, many thanks.
  17. There is a 2 group on ebay just now so I thought I would ask if anyone has knowledge/thoughts about this lever as I know nothing It is not my intention to buy, I am mostly interested in the group etc. Might suit somebody here if they are any good I suppose
  18. 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 run on an RO water system so scale will be minimal (Run at 95 Tds). I regularly cleaned the group head of this machine with water and chemical flushing. The group will need a new service soon as it has started to drip slightly. The left button on the PID has always (since I bought it) has been a bit of a stubborn button but always works just needs a harder press. Otherwise the machine runs and behaves quite nicely. I will also be selling a Mazer Mini E as well. Let me know if also interested in the grinder. I will add photos of that soon as well. Asking price for everything is (without the grinder) 850 I am based in London and the buyer must collect (due to size otherwise I would have shipped)
  19. I am really enjoying my 2 week old Izzo Alex Duetto MkIV, getting some great results at the moment using BB's 'Milk Buster' espresso beans in my Latte & Cappuccino drinks. The only minor gripe I have with the machine is the rather short steam wand, when using my 20 oz Milk jug for steaming milk for just one drink, the wand is only just long enough, the sharp bend near the top of the wand does cause some restriction. Its far from a big problem, but does seem to be a minor design flaw to me. Just wondering if anybody else here had found the same issue?
  20. What I can't figure out on the izzo, which has suddenly started happening is the pressurestat doesn't click off after the boiler is brought up to pressure again after steaming, instead it'll not click off at all = only way to stop it is turning it off. What I have noticed is that the manometer can't be right, the pressure remains the same in the boiler even when drawing hot water after the machine is turned off when this happens, or even after letting the steam wand open for a while. Letting the izzo refill the boiler after the manometer comes down again after a few minutes by turning it back on, when the boiler is back up to pressure, the pressurestat clicks off normally. Hoping bellabarista can help or possibly might try beandoctor, but does anybody have any ideas first?
  21. 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
  22. Not on Ebay Is this being sold by any members on here? http://www.gumtree.com/p/coffee-machines/izzo-myway-vivi-mk-ii-espresso-coffee-machine/1102706136
  23. So I got a refurb Cubika last week from http://www.gaggia.uk.com/ and also ordered an Iberital MC2 from Happy Donkey and some other bits to get me going. This morning the Cubika smelt funny - like burning platic and there was smoke coming from the top of the machine towards the front!!! Caffe Shop are collecting the machine and have offered a replacement or refund which I'm happy with, I'm just considering getting a different machine now. Do you have any recommendations as to a potential replacement? The Cubika was bought as my 'training wheels' machine and I was always going to replace it further down the line with something better. The Rancillio Silvia seems to be a firm favourite all over the net. Although this would stretch me, I'd be happy to jump in feet first if the machine is all it's cracked up to be. The Gaggia Classic is also looked upon favourably, although it's not vastly cheaper than the Silvia... Are there any other machines in the price range that I should be looking at? Cheers
  24. Hi all, I'm considering buying a Alex Duetto II... The main features I'm after being: Dual boiler. Rotar pump. PID. Dual pressure gauges. Pre-infusion. Large (ish) water tank. I've done a load of comparison research against the La Spaz S1 and the Expobar Leva. I'm pretty happy that I've got the right machine in sight, but I've read a bunch of stuff online about issues people have had moving from something like the Silvia (1 hole in steam wand) which I have at present, to the AD II (4 holes in steam wand). Does anyone have any experience of this switch and the way they had to change their technique to continue getting good microfoam?? Additionally, is it possible to change the steam wand on the AD II to have just a 1 or 2 hole steam wand?? ---------- The other thing I have read about is the AD II generating too much heat when both boilers are left on. I presume this is more an issue with the steam boiler? Is this an issue that anyone has had much experience of?? If so how bad was it? Many thanks! Steve
  25. Hi everyone i seem to be getting a bit of a pulsing effect from my steam wand on my Alex mk2 (HX model). Any ideas? The fill level probe is pushed as far down as it can go, but I don't know if it is the original one or not for this model. I wondered if the tank level might be a bit too high possibly still?? Thanks [video=youtube_share;CwkgEr0HPZY]
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