On my Duo MN (the model with the E61 group head), the screen stays on 24/7. It turns mostly black during Standby, because you touch it to get the machine to re-heat its boilers. This is by design.stiksandstones wrote:I am about ready to pull the trigger on this machine, with 1st-line and the free grinder deal, its a Mazzer mini which I really don't want-but I need a machine and grinder and $3k is my budget haha.
I am nervous about the digital screen, but, your point of we are living in a digital world and screen's are so common place, (paraphrased) I think I can trust it.
ONE thing I saw on reviews before, was that the LCD stays on 24-7, even when using the OFF timer feature? did they fix that on these newer models?
My machine came with a three year warranty from Clive Coffee. If the screen breaks after that... as long as the replacement price is reasonable... who cares? My only care is that I try not to blast it with the steam wand, but the screen is pretty high up for that.
I LOVE the espresso I make with this machine, and the fantastic milk steaming. It exceeds my expectations.
When I read about espresso machines on this forum, there's always an engineer who finds some kind of flaw with an espresso maker, like imprecise water temp or pressure, or who knows what. This is why i think it's best to buy one of the classic Italian espresso machine brands. Because the imprecision is what makes the machine quintessentially, authentically Italian. This machine has character, personality, and emotion. If you buy an ultra-precise German-engineered machine, its flaws are really flaws. My previous machine, a Pavoni Europiccola, was filled with flaws, and incredibly emotional. But twenty-five years later, people still rave about it. The imprecision is the heart, and without a heart, it's only a machine, and how can you love a machine?
Twenty-five years from now, we'll still love these machines! We will have replaced the touchscreen, somehow, and who knows what other parts, but they'll still work and we'll love their Italian hearts.