Unfortunately in my area of NJ the closest we get to that is a station where you can purchase filled five gallon jugs of Poland Spring and drop off the empties. Most supermarkets in my area have now capped purchases to two gallons of spring or distilled water. They've done the same with other products like meat, milk and paper products.shotwell wrote:Many supermarkets have refill stations with de-ionized water available. You can take in your jugs and fill them back up, just scratch off the barcodes.
I haven't heard back from Italy yet, but given what's going on over there with the latest restrictions, I don't expect an answer anytime soon. Nonetheless, despite my curiosity about what could be causing this "gurgle," I have to reiterate what others have said, this machine is awesome! It's such a pleasure to use. It came just in time too, now that my wife and I are both working from home, I've been cranking out Americanos like never before. Every drink tastes exactly the same (assuming the same beans and grind of course). The consistency is amazing.
Another curious thing I've observed is that the smart outlet shows a draw during warmup of around 480 watts. I chalked it up to buggy software, but once again, curiosity got the best of me so I put a clamp multimeter around one of the leads to the heating element, the result was approx. 4.5 amps. I'm getting a solid 122 volts from the outlet, so that puts me around 550 watts during warmup; where I would expect it to be closer to 2000. Once the PID reaches its setpoint and everything stabilizes, the draw drops down to around 350 watts or so. The decimal point on the PID display corresponds to the heating element activation, during warmup it's solid, once stabilized it pulses around once per second. Not sure if any of this is relevant to the gurgle, but I figured I'd post my observations.