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by JeffNYC
5 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Espresso Grinders - Stuck in the Research Rabbit Hole. Please Help! Ceado E6P or Mignon XL? Any Others?

I was in the same rabbit hole for a few months and it sounds like we have similar perspectives. I also do about 4-5 espressos per day and I didn't like the workflow of SD when I tried it for a few weeks (granted my current grinder isn't optimal for that). I finally placed an order this week
by BaristaBob
47 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Breville Dual Boiler (BES-920XL) - Replacing Steam Boiler Thermostat/Thermistor/Thermal Switch

The brownish sticky substance is normal. My 2015 BDB has that sticky stuff especially on the drain tube from the solenoid to the drain, and also the tube from the steam boiler to the brew boiler. Not sure why it's there, but no worries
by LVD
49 minutes ago
Forum: Knockbox
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Blind Shaker Bloopers

Nope, but the results were similar! I wish I took a picture, but at the time I was more irritated than anything else
by erik82
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Kafatek MAX & MC6 or EG-1?

They will fit the EG-1 just fine. I've seen multiple people use them in the EG-1
by Sloom74
1 hour ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 3
Views: 428

New version Ultra grinder

Hi Jeff I don't know how this is measured
by orphanespresso
2 hours ago
Forum: Marketplace
Replies: 0
Views: 35

One More Robot Accessory from OE

{image} This one is pretty self explanatory . {image} Our working name for this was "The Cheater", being colloquial speak for this kind of make a task a little easier type tool. Our marketing department (Barb) did not think this was a viable name for this crackerjack accessory. But it exists because
by Bluenoser
2 hours ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Profitec GO vs. Rancilio Silvia Pro X

If the Silvia is older than 6 mo., I'd ask for it to be descaled. You can't tell how well it is taken care of and you can get significant scale just in a year. Profitec is generally well made, although I'm not a fan of their support. I would think if you just generally make 2 espressos at one
by luvmy40
3 hours ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Breville Dual Boiler (BES-920XL) - Replacing Steam Boiler Thermostat/Thermistor/Thermal Switch

That is indeed the steam boiler thermostat. It is self resetting thermal switch that limits the temperature of the steam boiler. It is most likely the source of your problem. Here is a replacement part from Out West Coffee it may be available from other sources as well. {link} It's possible that the only issue was the broken
by legrunt
3 hours ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Is this how preinfusion is supposed to be on Bezzera BZ16?

Looks like it pumps a tiny bit of water, waits a split second and continues the full extraction... {video}In the video, i pressed the brew button and stopped it after it started the full extraction. Then i pan to the pressure gauge to show the reading when the preinfusion happens. Do all Bezzeras do the preinfusion like this? Or
by legrunt
3 hours ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Modifying a Bezzera BZ16 head to reduce the protrusion of that damn screw

Very much so. I can use the appropriate amount of coffee grinds for the basket