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TomC
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#6981: Post by TomC »

^ That hood is giving me all sorts of feels.

Beautiful space!

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JohnB.
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#6982: Post by JohnB. » replying to TomC »

All I saw was the range & the hood. Was there an espresso machine in the pic? :lol:
LMWDP 267

hard_six

#6983: Post by hard_six »

:D Yes, the range and hood are definitely centerpiece but the espresso equipment is the cherry on top.

Don Task

#6984: Post by Don Task »

Speaking about his Model T Henry Ford once famously said "A customer can have any color they want, as long as it is black." This saying came to mind when I started shopping for my next machine. I began to think "A customer can have any color machine they want, as long as its chrome or highly polished stainless." Although quite beautiful when they are clean and free of water spots and finger prints... the look is not my cup of tea. Too shiny for my taste. However, during my search for my next machine I stumbled upon the ECM Synchronika with the Anthracite finish.



I really liked the way it looked and it had all the features I was looking for but unfortunately it was too deep for my 18" countertop.
Good News! After much research on tons of dual boiler rotary pump machines with the features I wanted, the Lelit Bianca (with its removable water reservoir) fit the bill having all said features "and" it's less than 16" deep! Bad News: It was shiny with a capital S!

Fortunately, in perusing this forum, I saw a couple posts where people had wrapped their machines with automotive vinyl... and the rest was history. My motivation to wrap a Bianca came from members like this who wrapped his machine in white vinyl and... these white and orange wrapped Cremina's! But what color should I wrap it with? What surfaces should I wrap?
No problem.. the decision was easy... I simply stole ECM's design! :mrgreen:






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Krups, then Silvia, then Livia 90, then a Techno! Does it ever end? [sigh]
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hard_six

#6985: Post by hard_six »

Don Task wrote:Speaking about his Model T... Henry Ford once famously said "A customer can have any color they want, as long as it is black." This saying came to mind when I stated shopping for my next machine. I began to feel like "A customer can have any color machine they want, as long as its chrome or highly polished stainless."

Although quite beautiful when they are clean and free of water spots and finger prints... the look is not my cup of tea. Too shiny for my taste. During my search for my next machine I came across the ECM Synchronika with a Anthracite Powder Coat finish. Now you're talking more to my liking. It had all the features I was looking for but unfortunately like most dual boiler rotary pump machines is was too deep for my 18" countertop.

Good News! After much research, of all the dual boiler rotary pump machines with the features I wanted, the Lelit Bianca (with its removable water reservoir) fit the bill at less than 16" deep!
Bad News: It was shiny with a capital S.

Fortunately, in perusing this forum, I saw a couple posts where people had wrapped their machines with automotive vinyl... and the rest was history. My motivation to wrap a Bianca came from members like this who wrapped their machines in White Vinyl and... these white and orange wrapped Cremina's!

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That looks great! Nice work!

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BaristaBoy E61

#6986: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

Don Task wrote:Speaking about his Model T Henry Ford once famously said "A customer can have any color they want, as long as it is black." This saying came to mind when I started shopping for my next machine. I began to think "A customer can have any color machine they want, as long as its chrome or highly polished stainless." Although quite beautiful when they are clean and free of water spots and finger prints... the look is not my cup of tea. Too shiny for my taste. However, during my search for my next machine I stumbled upon the ECM Synchronika with the Anthracite finish.

I really liked the way it looked and it had all the features I was looking for but unfortunately it was too deep for my 18" countertop.
Good News! After much research on tons of dual boiler rotary pump machines with the features I wanted, the Lelit Bianca (with its removable water reservoir) fit the bill having all said features "and" it's less than 16" deep! Bad News: It was shiny with a capital S!

Fortunately, in perusing this forum, I saw a couple posts where people had wrapped their machines with automotive vinyl... and the rest was history. My motivation to wrap a Bianca came from members like this who wrapped his machine in white vinyl and... these white and orange wrapped Cremina's! But what color should I wrap it with? What surfaces should I wrap?
No problem.. the decision was easy... I simply stole ECM's design! :mrgreen:
Absolutely beautiful execution and work space!

Congrats!
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"

tinman143
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#6987: Post by tinman143 »

hard_six wrote:LMLM with the new MAX

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When I grow up I want a kitchen like yours

FoodieScott

#6988: Post by FoodieScott »

I've been perusing HB for several weeks trying to decide what equipment I should get. My feelings about coffee and brewing equipment have rapidly evolved from vague interest to barely restrained obsession. Like many others in this thread, I decided to sign up to share my setup and continue learning from the wealth of knowledge and experience of the HB members. I tried to go through as much of this thread as I could before posting, but I only managed a couple hundred pages. What I did see was often both humbling and inspiring, and has given me new objectives for my "permanent" brew space. So, thank you all for your contributions here. I'll surely make my way through them all before I'm done with my own.

I'm coming from a hand-me-down DeLonghi semi-auto with a pressurized basket and a Virtuoso grinder. Needless to say, this was a drastic change that I am still adjusting to. Not pictured is an ECM bottomless portafilter.

luvmy40

#6989: Post by luvmy40 »

Roughing it at the Best Western in West Haven, CT.

MattGeo

#6990: Post by MattGeo »

Just upgraded from a Breville Duo Temp Pro to a Rocket Appartamento. For now will have to do with the Breville Smartgrinder Pro, but will upgrade at some point. Just received my Saint Anthony Industries Bloc Party (Levy and Distribution). Cleaned it up with Portakeeper holders and a repurposed antique pot for my towel.