Manual or semi-automatic espresso machine?

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pravspresso

#1: Post by pravspresso »

I'm torn...all i know is semi-automatic.

but i have an option for a pid domobar manual or auto?



opinions?

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HB
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#2: Post by HB »

I'm not sure what you mean; I think you mean a brew lever vs. a button (solenoid) as depicted below:

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From Advantage of E61 lever action semi-auto espresso machines

Please clarify (e.g., by citing two different models).
Dan Kehn