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What EURO 2000 espresso machine is this?

Postby Currupipi on Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:29 am

Hello all HB community!

This is my first post at HB, but I come often to read and learn. Great information and people, here, thanks all.

A brief presentation of myself: I live in Paris, France. I started in the espresso universe last year with an Europiccola 95 bought to a neighbor. I restored it completely. It works fine and use it mainly the week ends.
Then I bought a Rancilio Audrey (pre-Silvia) which I restored and painted as well. I love it. I use it every morning when wake up.
I then bought a Reneka Duo (same as Brasilia Lady, Rossi group) that I restored and sold. With the money, I bought an E61 HX, a Butterfly from La Scala. I restored this one also and shares the small kitchen with the Pavoni and the Rancilio. I use it the week ends and when friends come home.

I am on the way to purchase an Euro 2000 E61 HX machine. I have been searching a lot about Euro 2000 and it seems they have disappeared. Their website is down. Few information found is about Junior model, but the one I am on is not a Junior. What about E2k then ?

Thanks a lot for reading and for your help!
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Postby yosetl on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:12 am

Hi David, AFAIK this machine is the same as ISOMAC TEA.
For more info, you could try to search this forum with keyword "Euro Millenium" in addition to "Euro 2000".
There already some thread about it.
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Postby cannonfodder on Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:06 am

It does look like an Isomac. Most machines actually use a standard set of parts. The groups are all made by the same company in Italy, boilers are the same, heaters are the same, steam/water valves are all made by the same company, etc... Essentially, most entry to mid level E61 machines are exactly the same. The outer shell is different, a gauge or pipe here or there will be different but all the major components are made by the same manufacturers. Parts are readily available even if the manufacturer is out of business.
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Postby Phaelon56 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:04 am

Isomac maybe but certainly not the same as my circa 2002 Isomac Tea. Actually looks a little bit more like a Vibiemme to me. The Tea has two pressure gauges rather than one, is a bit larger, lacks the internal drip catcher around breaker valve, has rounded 90 degree angle wands rather than curved ones, a different drip tray, square edges rather than rounded, gauges mount on an angle top edge rather than on straight vertical front panel.... but none of that really matters much. parts will be easy to get and it will be easy to work on when repairs are required.
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Postby Currupipi on Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:25 am

Nice! It seems is a nice purchase :mrgreen:

Thank you very much!!! :wink:

Does somebody know what happened to EURO 2000 company?
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Postby webgelato on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:16 pm

Hello David,

Looks a lot like a Millenium on outside.
Seems a little redundant with your Butterfly, doesn't it? :D
At least the name is not the price :mrgreen:
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Postby Currupipi on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:18 pm

Hi wegelato!

Having two E61 HX is better than one, isn't it :mrgreen:

When I saw the Euro2000, it immediately remembered an Isomac to me. And I love Isomacs look. The Butterfly is a great machine, extremely well build and solid, but I find the retro look missing (on/off switch, for example...). Then, when saw the internals of the E2k, I realized that it seemed to be well build also.
I confirm that looks like the Millenium and that the boiler seems to be the same.

As it's rather impossible to find second hand Isomacs in Europe, I do go for it. It's done :mrgreen:

Best is that the Euro2k is more compact than the Butterfly, so will better fit in the kitchen. And it's all stainless outside. Great! 8)

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Postby stefano65 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:08 pm

The steam valve/hot water valves
are NOT the same as Isomacs
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Postby Currupipi on Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:52 pm

Right, stefano. The curved ones seem to be a particularity for the Euro2k.
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