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JerDGold

#6261: Post by JerDGold »

Wow, everything sure has changed since 2007!

Coffcarl

#6262: Post by Coffcarl »

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So here is my new project. $140, was missing the steam wand, had been replaced with some frother thing. The steam knob was missing as was the bottom of the water spout. I have a portafilter on order - this one is from my bezzera,and has offset ears. Replaced a gasket on the flow meter, was leaking, and had to clean out above the e61 solenoid, but other than that seems in perfect condition.

Will have spent under $300 once the portafilter comes in.

I highly recommend Grimac Royal Falcon for parts. They also carry major brand commercial parts, prices are good, and as the importer of this machine, extremely knowlegeable. I spoke to them yesterday, and with $14 ups shipping, the parts arrived in a day!

I went with the original steam wand, which is a non-articulating 1 hole, but I can manage that, as my Bezzera bz99 is similar, and I was not certain what I would need to install an articulating steam arm.

One thing I have discovered already. My Bezzera, well tuned, produces just as good a cup as an e61. Now to tune this one!

Espresso_Junky

#6263: Post by Espresso_Junky »

DJL wrote:Wow, there's some really incredible coffee making hardware here that I can only dream about. You guys are serious espresso drinkers..I've been making espresso drinks at home for a few years now, and very satisfied with lower-cost Italian gear although my recent 2019 Gaggia Classic Pro and Eureka Specialita grinder purchase have upped things a notch. I'm also lucky to have many coffee roasters nearby so unlimited supply of great beans. Perhaps there's an ECM, Rocket or Expobar in my future? For now here's my humble setup:

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2019 Gaggia Classic Pro + Eureka Mignon Specialita grinder in chrome.

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Nice setup and trust me that you can be quite serious about espresso regardless of money spent. Your setup is highly capable and should serve you quite well. I've owned/used quite a few setups (home/commercial) and what I currently have keeps me extremely satisfied and didn't cost me that much. Honestly believe it will last my lifetime and that's what counts.

Sam-Mtl

#6264: Post by Sam-Mtl »

Hi HB, Long time stalker here!
Been pulling for few years now. Started on an entry level pressurised pf Breville, upgraded to Gaggia Classic/MDF duo.
And ended up with that gear... Which i'm pretty happy with... That V slim is a pure joy to use!

Cheers!


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Randy G.

#6265: Post by Randy G. »

Coffcarl wrote:So here is my new project. $140, was missing the steam wand!..
I just giggle every time I see the sticker, "No user serviceable parts located inside."
Espresso! My Espresso! - http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
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Coffcarl

#6266: Post by Coffcarl » replying to Randy G. »

Yeah, thinking of removing most of the stickers.

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sweaner
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#6267: Post by sweaner »

Randy G. wrote:I just giggle every time I see the sticker, "No user serviceable parts located inside."
Yes, just like when the waiter tells me not to touch the plate because it is hot...and I MUST touch the plate!
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ira
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#6268: Post by ira » replying to sweaner »

And 95% of the time, it's at best warm.

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haunce

#6269: Post by haunce »

Current setup

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DJL

#6270: Post by DJL »

BildoMcBaggins wrote:image

Baratza Vario and Quickmill Silvano Evo. Wife approved a large coffee area in the new kitchen plans.... coming 2019
Hi Bildo, vey nice setup. How are you liking your Silvano Evo? I'm considering getting one, but like my 6-8 once cappuccinos in the mornings. Is the steaming really an issue for 2 small caps ?