another_jim wrote:What's with the pump psychodrama?
For me, the appeal of lever machines are
1-simplicity - No pumps, microswitches, solenoids, extra wiring etc to go wrong
2-Noise - Vibe pumps are noisy, not sure what type is used in this machine, if its only putting out 3 bar it may be quieter than your average 15 bar pump.
I guess for a tanked HX lever a pump is a necessity, but the plumb in machine would ideally have a pump by-pass to use line pressure pre-infusion.I guess they couldn't use a dipper tube lever on this model because a 2 litre boiler may be too small