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by rattaps, December 6th, 2021, 8:44 am in Espresso Machines
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Cleaning E61 grouphead (stubborn hard water stains)

{image} I think my finish is worn off, it's not budging, here is a picture, tried citric acid, tried barkeeper friend. it's just not improving.
by PooB, December 6th, 2021, 8:42 am in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler Mods and Maintenance

Hi all, I am new to the BDB world with my Sette 270. I brew light to medium roast. I am still struggling with the preinfusion settings and I hope someone can give me further advice. Currently I am experimenting preinfusion presure of 55% for 20s. Since in the past Scott Rao mentioned ideally preinfusion should be done with minimum...
by AMac, December 6th, 2021, 8:28 am in Espresso Machines
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Where is the magnetic float switch on Profitec Pro 700?

It's in the bottom water tank. Might have gotten a little stuck when you let it dry out. Here is what mine (pro800) looks like. Based on the diagram, it's the exact same on the pro700. 6/7 are the parts in the tank. Pull the water tank, shake it a little and it will probably start working. Diagram: {image} Back...
by Chillodedillo, December 6th, 2021, 8:21 am in Buying Advice
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Which espresso machine under $5000 budget for light & dark roasts

Hey, I'm in big trouble, having my head full of machines but can't decide which one to go with. My drink profile is 75% light roast espressos and 25% medium/dark roast with milk. The machine that I'm working with at the moment is a flair pro 2, but the whole workflow with pre heating every thing isn't the best anymore,...
by IamOiman, December 6th, 2021, 8:12 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Opinion on ABC "Italcrem / Visacrem" Machine

I know you've purchased this machine from our talks over in the EA discord server, how is it going so far?
by DamianWarS, December 6th, 2021, 7:55 am in Buying Advice
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Alternatives to BPlus shower screen

I'm in Canada too and just made a purchase from Cafune. I think I'm going to get the bplus one from Cafune too but also a cheap one from Amazon to compare the differences. I wouldn't be surprised if you can buy an off brand one of identical quality. I'm trying to source them for a wider use in a...
by JohnB., December 6th, 2021, 7:53 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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CMA grouphead venting

I think it would be far more productive to machine the top of the piston to accept a 4th seal as Bosco does. That way you'd never have to worry about water getting up in the spring area.
by JRising, December 6th, 2021, 7:46 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rocket Evolutione Pump Doesn't Stop

Well, a few dozen ideas until we narrow it down. Is it trying to "boiler-fill" but not pumping? Trying to boiler fill but the valve is blocked or closed? If you touch the probe wire to boiler ground, does it stop? What does the pump gauge show? |Does the pump sound normal, quieter than normal or louder than normal? If...
by OK31, December 6th, 2021, 7:46 am in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler Mods and Maintenance

Yup so the leaks persist maybe not as prevalent but... I do now have the new o-rings. So the whole steam circuit you mean including all the hoses to/from boiler as well or just whatever leads to the steam wand?
by jbviau, December 6th, 2021, 7:36 am in Grinders
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Price difference for Comandante C40 manual coffee grinder

^^^ Right, I can recommend STC. Good service. When the MK4 came out in August, I bought one from them. I got it for $299, but I think it was a pricing mistake on their part since that's what the MK3s seem to go for.