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If I had not bought the Vesuvius recently, although it is not double boiler, I most likely would have gone for this. And Southampton is a bit too far to travel.

A broken water probe (how does one break water probe???) and I assume descaling seem little hurdle for owning a bullet proof machine with thermal stability typical for La Cimbali.

Someone could upgrade at a cost lower than for a second hand Gaggia Classic.

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How would you say this compared to a gaggia classic + pid?

 

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These are good machines but be aware they are very heavy and have large boilers which is great for temperature stability,  but bad for warm up times and energy consumption. They will also need to be plumbed in obviously.

I would probably factor in a descale too which can sometimes in itself create a lot of problems and isn't all that easy to do with plumbed machines.

If you go in to it with your eyes open then it would be great for the right person but this and a Classic are wildly different animals.


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18 hours ago, jh297 said:

How would you say this compared to a gaggia classic + pid?

 

This will be a massive step up compared to a Gaggia Classic PID or not. It has 2.5 l stainless steel boiler, which will take about 30+ mins to heat up properly and is very temperature stable machine. For £280 this is a bargain. When new (no longer on sale) it was North of £2,000.


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I wonder if you can convert it to just tank fed? Mind you, my missus would kill me if I brought that into the kitchen 

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I have had a Bezzera BZ35e tank fed for 8 years. I had the tank hidden behind a cupboard. This one should be capable to do the same. I personally like the look of it but I know what you are saying exactly 🙂.

Once she tastes the coffee she would change, hopefully.

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18 hours ago, John Yossarian said:

I have had a Bezzera BZ35e tank fed for 8 years. I had the tank hidden behind a cupboard. This one should be capable to do the same. I personally like the look of it but I know what you are saying exactly 🙂.

Once she tastes the coffee she would change, hopefully.

She's a philistine she doesn't drink coffee........What more can I say  

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She's a philistine she doesn't drink coffee........What more can I say  

Could be worse. She only drinks instant....

@MediumRoastSteam - what do I know?

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Someone must have got a good deal, although I have just noticed that the seller had zero feedback, a bit fishy. 

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ACS Vesuvius, Nuova Simonelli Apia I 1 gr, San Remo 1 gr., Bezzera BZ35e, Fracino Heavenly, Saeco Via Veneto Combi de Luxe, Mythos Plus Nuova Simonelli, Anfim Super Lusso, Cunill Space, Gene Cafe

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On 19/06/2020 at 08:34, MediumRoastSteam said:


Could be worse. She only drinks instant.... emoji2369.png

😂😂

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On 19/06/2020 at 08:18, Nightrider_1uk said:

She's a philistine she doesn't drink coffee........What more can I say  

You are in trouble I am afraid 😋


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ACS Vesuvius, Nuova Simonelli Apia I 1 gr, San Remo 1 gr., Bezzera BZ35e, Fracino Heavenly, Saeco Via Veneto Combi de Luxe, Mythos Plus Nuova Simonelli, Anfim Super Lusso, Cunill Space, Gene Cafe

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