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  1. After moving to a lever machine, I've been told I have to sell this beautiful beast that is admittedly sitting unused in my spare room. I won't go into masses of detail as the machine pretty much speaks for itself. Bought new from BB in October 2014. Used pretty much daily from then up until this March - 4-5 coffees per day. Still in very good nick - no obvious scratches and it's only been fed Ashbeck so the insides should be right. In the interest of full disclosure, sometimes when I used a timer to heat it up in the mornings, it wouldn't get to full temp - the group head was just war
  2. Got all bits and pieces to now. R58 with zenith 65e. Sage knock box, rhino tamp mat, and some cheapi scales! Well happy and learning new stuff everyday!;) doh darn phone need to correct pic on pc later!!
  3. I went to Bellabarista yesterday and stood for hours looking at the various machines. With lots of help (huge thanks to BB!), my search was narrowed down to 3 final contenders and we established that I probably wouldn't be able to taste any difference in shots poured so it's pretty much down to the appeal of the aesthetics and brand image since they would all make excellent coffee and my appreciation of their distinguishing benefits/drawbacks would be limited (stainless steel boiler, detachable PID, etc) However I don't have any sense of brand image and targeting for any of these machi
  4. Purchased from Bella Barista in December 2013, this Rocket R58 v2 has been lovingly cared for and maintained and is being offered for sale only because of the arrival of a new La Marzocco. Since new it has been used on average to make less than 3 shots a day, used only the best bottled water and regularly cleaned. it has performed faultlessly throughout and consistently produces coffee of a professional quality. Whoever purchases it will have it complete with all original accessories including two portafilters, kkk filter baskets, a bottomless Rocket portafilter, two spare wand tips
  5. I have a Rocket R58 and for the past couple months I have been experiencing the following problem: When turning the machine on after about 15 minutes the steam pressure continues to rise past the 1-1.5bar green zone on the dial to around 2.25bar, this is the point where the OPV releases, the OPV activates and releases the excess pressure, initially this was intermittant but now it occours every time the machine is turned on (I have now turned off the steam/service boiler). The heater doesn't shut off and the water in the boiler is continued to heat, so my initial thoughts were that its a
  6. Hi all, I'm looking for some advice before I go any further with my problem. I've never had my machine apart, except for the group for cleaning, so wouldn't really know where to begin to take apart. I noticed while making a coffee last night that the front panel of my machine, the bit that the group is attached to and the dials etc, seems to wobble a bit when locking in and removing the portafilter. It only appears the be one corner that is loose and so on to my question. Is the casing screwed together inside or riveted or some other attachment, i.e. is it something i can repair myself as i'm
  7. Hi All, I currently have a rancilio Silvia with PID but the time has come to upgrade!! After many many hours of reading I've narrowed it down to either the Rocket R58 or the Rocket mozzafiato type R. Has anyone been in a position to compare the new mozzafiato type R against the R58? I prefer the black dials and the easier de-scaling of the type R, but then like the idea of having full temperature control over both group head and steam on the R58. I drink predominantly espresso with maybe one milky drink a day. Would I as a non professional coffee taster be able to taste/
  8. Hi, I recently purchased a new R58. I can not get decent milk, it's either boiling and burnt with slight foam or just warm flat milk. i had a gaggia classic and rancilio silvia with PID (both going in the for sale section in the next couple of days) and I was able to produce decent consistent milk. im using the standard milk wand tip with two holes, where am I going wrong?? Any advise gladly received
  9. I guess originally it was my wife who requested the Dualit Expressivo she was given as a Christmas or birthday present, actually it sato in the box unused for eons until I bothered to unwrap and set it up. Now shortly after that she decided this was to much trouble to use unless I was making it and for her sins bought a Nesspresso and frother, we used these for a while until one day we ran out of pods.... the only thing we had was a packet of coffee!!!!! So the Expressivo was used and since then the Nesspresso has since sat idle. Now for me I have been wanting to upgrade for a w
  10. Hi all, forgive me if this has been asked before - I had a quick search but couldn't see anything similar I have a new Rocket R58, a pretty substantial machine both in dimensions and in weight (around 30kg), which sits on a worktop in the kitchen with wall units above it. After adjusting the feet, I have around 15cm of clearance above the machine. The machine is not plumbed in; I use the water reservoir and this is the root of the problem I have. To check the water level I have to move the machine quite a bit to be able to see into the reservoir (first world problems, eh!) - has an
  11. This is my first "proper" setup after years with a Rancilio Silvia and Mazzer Mini. The Compak has red speed burrs and after 6 months is now getting pretty consistent on the dosing. Now I've assembled all of these lovely toys and have my workflow sorted it is feeling pretty dialled in.
  12. The o-ring on my R58’s steam tip has let go, I assume they are available for buttons on eBay etc. Anybody know the spec please? Best Steve
  13. So I was a lucky winner at last weekend's forum lever day and now have a Londinium R so I am putting up my Rocket R58 for sale. This lovely machine was bought from Bella Barista in August 2018 so plenty of the 2 year warranty available. I have only fed it Volvic or water from a BWT Bestmax filter. I have cleaned a lubricated it only a monthly basis so everything is in excellent clean working order. The bodywork is all in excellent condition. As you can see in the pictures below there is the usual wear and tear on the drip tray and cup warmer from cups. There are also some slight mark
  14. Just unpacked my new Rocket and was left un-impressed by the fact that any portafilter handle won't sit straight in-line with the brew head. I raised the issue to the UK distributor (starts with a Bella ) and apprently it's a common feature (really?!) that has been raised to Rocket but so far the answer has been "it's a saturated brew group so it's normal" (wtf!) Meanwhile all the press pictures let you believe that it does sit straight .... not good for my OCD. Anybody body having similar issues? Not sure what can be the solution, guess over time it will change slightly?
  15. Hey Rocket owners! I've just bought an R58 and am looking for any advice you guys have on getting set up, performance tweaks or tools I could do with purchasing to make my experience better. I've got the basics - tamper (got a second hand Espro), jug, scales etc. Thanks team! EM
  16. hi and thank you for your time in advance if you have a rocket machine like R58 or R60v ( or something in this range ) i want to know how much work flow can the machine take during a day , i'm fascinated by the look and brewing capability of rocket machines and am inclined to buy one , i have a choice to use it in one of these 3 places , so i want to know which is more in line with the machine's capacity and work flow , first place is my office which due to nature of the work there ( it is a writing/theater production office ) coffee is a necessity , we haven't had a espresso machine there
  17. it's been a while since I've been on the forum. Recently got back into changing the beans up but still running the amazing R58! What a machine. Not sure i can be persuaded to buy an R60 though (well not yet).
  18. There is a drip coming out of the exit above the drip try which I understand must be coming from the safety OPV. Is this normal and if not, what should I do to resolve it? Also, I'm a bit rusty on this but what pressure should the pump be set to if measuring with a gauge attached to a portafilter? Then on to temperature. I realise part of the point of the PID is to be able to adjust the temperature but what is a good default? Mine is currently at 107 degrees. I also feel I need to learn more about when to/the effect on taste of adjusting temperature but prefer to leave it as is f
  19. Chaps I bought off a forum member a s/h R58 late last year. He tested it and I know it worked a-ok.:-) I relocated to Tenerife and have only now just got it out of the box after 2 months or so. Followed the instructions and I have left the machine for 30 mins but get no movement on the l/h gauge. I get hot water out of the head but no steam or hot water I hope I'm doing something wrong :-( TIA Richard
  20. I've just been checking brew pressure both with the gauge and a blind portafilter and also with a decent gauge attached to a portafilter holder. The reading with the machine gauge is slightly over 9 bar. Using the gauge pressure immediately rises to pretty much spot on 9 bar then stays there for a few seconds then steadily rises to 11 bar and stays there. Is this correct? I'm guessing the second rise is the safety OPV setting? And is 9 bar the ideal pump pressure? Thanks Dan
  21. Hey guys, I notice a little problem couple days ago when i saw a pool of water at the bottom of my machine to the left. 1st i thought i was spilling water when filling up, but then I fill up from right side of the tank but water is coming from the left side. So this morning I laid down a sheet of kitchen roll to see if its dripping and after 3 coffees I noticed a pool of water to the left and underneath the machine again. So I unplugged the PID controller and water was dripping outside the controllers connector. There is sort of a gap between connector and machine. So my question does any
  22. Hi all, New member here, even though i've been lurking on and off these forums for years. So here goes my story so far... I bought my first Gaggia Classic about 4 years ago with a krups GVX2, i believe it was called, with no research whatsoever and after my first few shots started looking for help on making a better coffee which was when i came across this board. As you can probably guess i almost instantly dropped the krups (how embarrassed was i) and bought myself the Mahlkonig Vario which at the time seemed to be the most talked about/recommended grinder, in my price range anyway.
  23. Hey guys, I've had my Rocket R58 for under a year and noticed my lever started to squeak and become stiff. I contacted Bella Barista where i bought the machine and i watched video on youtube about lubrication etc. I have successfully removed the valve and lubricated the lever which is great but have inadvertently scratched up the bolt that connects the lever to the Brew unit! (which is causing me sleepless nights!) I have subsequently read (after the horse has bolted) about rubber protection on the spanner etc but its too late - help. Question is, where can i get the replacement chr
  24. Could someone explain how to descale the R58 please without the faff of disconnecting the water level thingy. I understand part of the process ie mix citric acid fill water reservoir with descaling solution run hot water tap on machine and group head to get solution into the machine. My problem is the steam wand if you switch the machine on with the steam valve open it doesn't produce any water just steam as the boiler heats up. Hoping someone can help, thanks.
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