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40 minutes ago, ZiggyMarley said:

not really enough space - tried the felt pads, but they keep getting ripped off due to the weight of the machine.  Could put the whole thing on a tray that'll slide.

ATM i mounted a cheap mirror under the cupboard, that allows me to peer into the tank when filling!!

could use something like this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wi-Fi-monitor-Sensor-buzzer-Alerts/dp/B01AQ1ADYA

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In late October I will be visiting Lelit in Milan and spending a few days in the factory with the owner and designers of the machines. It will be to look at the ideas for, and some actual, prototype n

Simple thing that could be improved is to start using externally accessible OPVs like in ECM machines.

yes, but if I was planning to make a few lattes and the warning came on after pulling the first coffee, would i have enough to pull the rest and steam the milk? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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32 minutes ago, ZiggyMarley said:

possibly but i envisaged something cheaper, battery operated

now youve made me wonder if it can be done via a smart home device... and someone has a video that might be of use

 

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4 hours ago, MediumRoastSteam said:


Why not buy a whole kettle lead with a 90deg angle? More junctions, more connections.... more points of failure, more to go wrong.


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What can go wrong? It seems higher quality, cheap, and allow it to be closer closer to the wall - both left or right.

I think I'd be okay with a 90deg right cable but this is a silly price https://smile.amazon.co.uk/C2G-degree-IEC320C13R-BS1363-Kettle-Black/dp/B002DWA8IW/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=right%2Bangle%2BBS1363&qid=1603193790&sr=8-4&th=1

I'm guessing I need 10A fuse, this wouldn't be suitable?
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TZA85WG/ref=crt_ewc_title_huc_1?ie=UTF8&smid=AAXH2NA9P0RNV&th=1

This is cable cheap but 5m is too long! https://smile.amazon.co.uk/C2G-degree-IEC320C13R-BS1363-Kettle-Black/dp/B002DWA8J6/

Lelit Mara X, Niche Zero, VST 7/18/22g, IMS comp SS, the force tamper + leveller, e61 thermometer, RO water (alkaline filter pH 8).

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What can go wrong? It seems higher quality, cheap, and allow it to be closer closer to the wall - both left or right.

I think I'd be okay with a 90deg right cable but this is a silly price https://smile.amazon.co.uk/C2G-degree-IEC320C13R-BS1363-Kettle-Black/dp/B002DWA8IW/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=right%2Bangle%2BBS1363&qid=1603193790&sr=8-4&th=1

 

I'm guessing I need 10A fuse, this wouldn't be suitable?

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TZA85WG/ref=crt_ewc_title_huc_1?ie=UTF8&smid=AAXH2NA9P0RNV&th=1

 

This is cable cheap but 5m is too long! https://smile.amazon.co.uk/C2G-degree-IEC320C13R-BS1363-Kettle-Black/dp/B002DWA8J6/

Why bother when, for the same price, you can buy this?

 

 

AAA PRODUCTS | UK Plug to Angled Kettle Mains Power Cable/Lead - IEC C13 H05VV-F 0.75mm² 3G 13A - Works with TV/Printer/PC/Projector/Kettle and other Appliances - Length: 2M / 6.5 Ft https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OY6CW20/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K5SJFbVY77F6D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

Edit: I bought this for mine.

 

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Lelit Mara X, Niche Zero, VST 7/18/22g, IMS comp SS, the force tamper + leveller, e61 thermometer, RO water (alkaline filter pH 8).

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54 minutes ago, Doram said:

This is the one I have, and I can confirm it's perfect for the Mara if your socket is close enough.

I need a left angled lead .... 0.5m would be ideal. Unfortunately I haven't found one yet ... bit like hensteeth.

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1 minute ago, skylark said:

I need a left angled lead .... 0.5m would be ideal. Unfortunately I haven't found one yet ... bit like hensteeth.

Who ever said coffee nerds are a bunch of nit pickers? 🤣

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1 hour ago, skylark said:

I need a left angled lead .... 0.5m would be ideal. Unfortunately I haven't found one yet ... bit like hensteeth.

Same here. Gave up and assumed that's what they meant, literally (boom!!!) big right angle! 🤣

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Man I wish i had seen this earlier.

Request LELIT get rid of the dumb 57mm portafilter on the Anna and Grace models.

There's no need for a 57mm. I honest to God think they did this on purpose just to piss people off. 

 

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27 minutes ago, shiner25 said:

Man I wish i had seen this earlier.

Request LELIT get rid of the dumb 57mm portafilter on the Anna and Grace models.

There's no need for a 57mm. I honest to God think they did this on purpose just to piss people off. 

 

if memory doesn't fail me, Ascaso, with the Ascaso Dream - a very popular machine mind you, did the same a while ago. It might be that Lelit and Ascaso even share the same group. Maybe there's a reason behind it (market share maybe?), who knows.

You posted twice on this forum thus far. On both occasions on the rather offensive, derogatory side towards Lelit on the very same topic. 

The 57mm is not my preferred choice either, and would definitely warn prospective buyers in case they overlooked it. However, you can still get accessories, baskets, spares, etc from Ascaso and Lelit. IMS does aftermarket baskets. Maybe some people don't mind and will be happy with the out-of-the box accessories for years to come.

Ultimately, you have a choice: If you are not a fan, just don't buy it.  

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2 hours ago, shiner25 said:

Man I wish i had seen this earlier.

Request LELIT get rid of the dumb 57mm portafilter on the Anna and Grace models.

There's no need for a 57mm. I honest to God think they did this on purpose just to piss people off. 

 

Well sadly I had to cancel it, 5 days before I flew out Italian rules changed meaning we had to have a covid -ve test within 72 hours of arrival. No UK test service could guarantee results back that fast and the cost was almost 2.5 times the cost of the ticket. Without a certificate I could travel but if tested at Milan airport, if I was positive or got a false positive, I would immediately be escorted to a special quarantine hotel for 2 weeks at my expense. Then of course the cost of a new single ticket back, 1 day before travel the UK air corridor closed and an Italy trip would have also meant 14 days isolation on return...

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I will go once this whole Covid mess is behind us and our governments have managed to find a way to successfully live with the Virus. At least one of my software ideas is being implemented in MaraX, but I have to test it first.

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1 hour ago, DavecUK said:

Well sadly I had to cancel it, 5 days before I flew out Italian rules changed meaning we had to have a covid -ve test within 72 hours of arrival. No UK test service could guarantee results back that fast and the cost was almost 2.5 times the cost of the ticket. Without a certificate I could travel but if tested at Milan airport, if I was positive or got a false positive, I would immediately be escorted to a special quarantine hotel for 2 weeks at my expense. Then of course the cost of a new single ticket back, 1 day before travel the UK air corridor closed and an Italy trip would have also meant 14 days isolation on return...

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Ah that's too bad. Yeah, I here things in the UK have got really bad. I'm from there but now in Canada. Well, if you ever get over there it would be nice to suggest to them to swap out those 57mm portafilters for 58. it's a very odd choice for them and leads me to believe they did it specifically to get folks to upgrade as their higher models like the victoria, elizabeth and mara have 58mm, so if they thought 57mm was fine they would have followed suit. I think they know and are playing the upgrade game, giving people less under $1000. Trouble is a company like Gaggia is offering 58mm on their classic. For that I applaud them even if I wouldn't buy one. 

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3 minutes ago, shiner25 said:

Ah that's too bad. Yeah, I here things in the UK have got really bad. I'm from there but now in Canada. Well, if you ever get over there it would be nice to suggest to them to swap out those 57mm portafilters for 58. it's a very odd choice for them and leads me to believe they did it specifically to get folks to upgrade as their higher models like the victoria, elizabeth and mara have 58mm, so if they thought 57mm was fine they would have followed suit. I think they know and are playing the upgrade game, giving people less under $1000. Trouble is a company like Gaggia is offering 58mm on their classic. For that I applaud them even if I wouldn't buy one. 

How would a pf size get people to upgrade , they sit there thinking they need the extra 1mm to get better coffee .

people upgrade for functions  and perceived cup differences , not pf size .

while the size is a strange choice , your emotive reaction to it is a little overkill to be honest .

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2 minutes ago, Mrboots2u said:

How would a pf size get people to upgrade , they sit there thinking they need the extra 1mm to get better coffee .

people upgrade for functions  and perceived cup differences , not pf size .

while the size is a strange choice , your emotive reaction to it is a little overkill to be honest .

What i mean is 58mm is commercial. Lelit already knows this that's why their Victoria, Elizabeth and Mara ( their most expensive units ) are rocking the 58mm.  While their lower end units aren't.

They know that it's harder to get accessories and could be more costly. I've already seen folks searching for accessories for the 57mm

Yes, the difference in taste won't be a factor but people want EASE of use and they don't want to have to upgrade later unless they need to. 

Put in a 58 like the higher models, like most people are doing, like gaggia has done on their classic and stop messing with people. Pretty simple. Obviously someone has a different agenda at Lelit or didn't think it through. I know if I was in charge of that company i would have fired someone for that decision. 

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9 minutes ago, shiner25 said:

Ah that's too bad. Yeah, I here things in the UK have got really bad. I'm from there but now in Canada. Well, if you ever get over there it would be nice to suggest to them to swap out those 57mm portafilters for 58. it's a very odd choice for them and leads me to believe they did it specifically to get folks to upgrade as their higher models like the victoria, elizabeth and mara have 58mm, so if they thought 57mm was fine they would have followed suit. I think they know and are playing the upgrade game, giving people less under $1000. Trouble is a company like Gaggia is offering 58mm on their classic. For that I applaud them even if I wouldn't buy one. 

I think for me there were more fundamental discussions to have with the owner of the company about the technical direction. The 57/58 issue is a bit of a red herring to be honest, there are bigger games afoot.

You are thinking about the now and how you would fix "what is"...I'm  looking at the future, so the next "what is", doesn't need fixing.

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1 minute ago, DavecUK said:

I think for me there were more fundamental discussions to have with the owner of the company about the technical direction. The 57/58 issue is a bit of a red herring to be honest, there are bigger games afoot.

You may be right Dave. What do you mean by red herring? And what bigger games are afoot?

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13 minutes ago, shiner25 said:

Trouble is a company like Gaggia is offering 58mm on their classic. For that I applaud them even if I wouldn't buy one.

While Gaggia (and Rancilo) use 58mm, they don't put a PID in the Classic or Silvia (which IMO is more important than the size of the basket). This makes sure we never run out or something to complain about. 🙂

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1 minute ago, Doram said:

While Gaggia (and Rancilo) use 58mm, they don't put a PID in the Classic or Silvia (which IMO is more important than the size of the basket). This makes sure we never run out or something to complain about. 🙂

LOL, yes you are right my friend.

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While Gaggia (and Rancilo) use 58mm, they don't put a PID in the Classic or Silvia (which IMO is more important than the size of the basket). This makes sure we never run out or something to complain about.
I was thinking about this, why didn't Rancilio put a PID on their V6, it would have been a crazy sale I think. But then I thought they wanted to kill two birds with a stone and offering a high-end DB machine with PID and catching up with the market instead of just a single boiler one. And as the Silvia is the only domestic machine they produce then we have the Pro.

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