The Linea Mini boiler, according to specifications I found online, is a mere six ounces. You're right that like its larger cousins, the steam boiler is huge, having a volume of 3.5 liters. They do share a lot of common parts, but given the premium materials (and cost!), I hope that means it's more resistant to "misuse", not less.ben8jam wrote:Do you think coffeeshops are turning their machines off everyday at night? The LaM Mini has basically the same components inside.
So true! The first clue was the name of their website dedicated to this line, La Marzocco Home.nuketopia wrote:It was designed for the home.
Back closer to the main point of this thread, we should keep in mind that apart from the electronics board, espresso machines are simple machines. It's probably true that running one 24/7 could reduce maintenance issues, much like a car driven nothing but highway miles outlasts one that does short distances 10x a day. But I think no mechanic would suggest leaving the latter car idling in the garage to reduce service costs.