drown wrote:I think the problem is exactly this kind of hearsay post. They are on record as having said both things and if they feel so strongly they should make that very clear in the manual and on the website. They don't, so it raises questions for owners.
It's not hearsay if you name the person you spoke to at the company. I'm sure Chris, would be happy to repeat the same to anyone:
First time I ask when I had just bought the machine:
Leaving your machine on 24/7 is absolutely fine. The machine is designed to be run this way. However, if you anticipate not using the machine for more than a day, I would shut it down during that time. Leaving a machine on, but not used, will result in increased scaling, and can cause a flow restrictor blockage (which will stop the flow out of your group).
And then a year later I had asked again in a follow up conversion:
Even with good water however, something to look out for is to not leave your machine on when the machine is not going to be used. What I mean is, the machine can be left on 24/7, as long as it's being used every day. Often, folks will go away for the weekend, leave their machine on, and then come home to a gigleur clog. This is a risk with any espresso machine with a saturated boiler due to the chemical changes that can occur with water as it sits at a high temperature under pressure. The Linea Mini is a bit more sensitive to this phenomenon because of its small brew boiler. As long as you're using it every day however, this is rarely a problem.
I'd ask whomever is saying LaM has said the opposite, to quote them, otherwise yes you are spreading hearsay yourself.
Do you think coffeeshops are turning their machines off everyday at night? The LaM Mini has basically the same components inside.