Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions. This is the only part that confused me. I don't understand what the difference is, based on your description, between Bianca and Profitec's mechanics. By "lever," do you mean the extraction lever on the right side of the grouphead? I thought the lever was an on/off switch. Are you saying you can flow control with the lever on the Bianca?Nunas wrote:As you know, in place, the Bianca uses a pump preinfusion control. With the Bianca, when you move the lever, you are controlling the flow, which depending on the puck density, also controls the pressure. With the ECM/Profitec, the control at first controls the preinfusion time; turned right down, it can take even a minute to get up to full pressure.
I read that the Bianca's max steam temp went up to 265 or 267. The max steam temp on the new Profitec 700 is 272. They're close, but I'm thinking the 700 has more stamina for steaming larger milk drinks (8-12 oz) without losing as much steam power as the Bianca.
I agree with your assessment of ECM Synk. I read that it's the same machine as the Profitec, just with different skin, so I'm just gonna save and get the Profitec 700. I'm also not a fan of the on/off "joystick" for steaming. I like the control that the knob gives me.