wingnutsglory wrote:I'm looking to upgrade from a Duetto 2 and the Vesuvius is in the top 3. My concern is with it's steaming performance, specifically as it relates to the Duetto. My guess is that the Vesuvius will be pretty close, but I'd like to put the question out there and see if others have any input based on experience. I'm typically doing only about 25% cappuccinos with the rest being espresso and Americanos, but I do value good steaming ability.
DaveC wrote:If your Duetto II has no pressurestat, then steaming performance will be much better with the Vesuvius. If it does have a pressurestat, the steaming will be a little bit better.
wingnutsglory wrote:I believe it's temperature regulated so no pressurestat. I guess I never have been super clear on how much of a difference that makes and haven't tried a machine that uses one recently, at least not a machine with a non-commercial size steam boiler less than 2L.
I wonder if it makes much difference that the Vesuvius is (seemingly) limited to a 15A mode in the US, where the Duetto can handle 20A and heat both boilers simultaneously. That does seem to help steaming with the Duetto (20A vs 15A).
If your Duetto II has no pressurestat, then steaming performance will be much better with the Vesuvius. If it does have a pressurestat, the steaming will be a little bit better.
aecletec wrote:With PID steam you can adjust the temp and therefore pressure easily...