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#11: Post by mwynne »

bcrdukes wrote:
All my espresso money is turning into expecting twins and buying a house money. I personally think those things happening within a month of each other should really qualify me for a machine as a prize ;)
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#12: Post by bcrdukes (original poster) » replying to mwynne »

Twins? Wow, congrats! Nice way to pair up the Europiccola with a Cremina! :mrgreen:
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#13: Post by Spad_VII »

Sure the cremina is on another league, and a better investment if you can afford it, but let me step in as an owner of an Export, bought directly from factory exactly two years ago.
It is the only espresso machine I own, no backup, and has been my daily driver ever since. Never missed a shot, nor made a wrong cappuccino.

While it is true that it tends to overheat, if you need only one-two shots in the morning and after dinner in W-E, the really quick heat time is a winner, and overheating a no-issue.
It is just as convenient as a moka pot to use.

P.S.
I was forgetting about this: it is still running on its first set of seals and I see no need to change them anywhere soon.
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#14: Post by espressotime » replying to Spad_VII »

I totally disagree.
Having had two Creminas and four Exports I dare to say that in the cup the Export beats the Cremina. By miles.
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#15: Post by nirdvorai »

If you are going to purchase a new Cremina, why not search for a used Export? If you can find one in good condition for several hundreds less, you will have enough left to do a little refresh with new seals and you will be able to see which machine/ method you like more- manual vs. spring.
In my personal experience, it was the Cremina who push me to the spring lever machine family.

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#16: Post by bcrdukes (original poster) »

I'm open to getting a used Export, but haven't been able to find any. It also could be I am searching the wrong places like Craigslist and the eBay.

By the way, I tried to contact Ponte Vecchio in Italy for weeks, and they have not answered by phone or e-mail. If anyone has had any luck, please do let me know. I can only assume this is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
espressotime wrote:I totally disagree.
Having had two Creminas and four Exports I dare to say that in the cup the Export beats the Cremina. By miles.
That is interesting. Do explain!
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peacecup

#17: Post by peacecup »

these have been listed for a while:

https://www.ebay.it/itm/macchinacaffe-P ... SwWplfnT~d
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#18: Post by bcrdukes (original poster) »

Thanks, peacup. Shipping from Italy shows it will cost me 9,999 Euro for economic international shipping. :mrgreen:
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#19: Post by nirdvorai »

Contact the seller. Typical espresso machine shipping from Italy to USA is 45-90euro.
Plus the seller open to offers.

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#20: Post by armindillo »

That's still a better deal than the 999,999 Euro shipping for the Lusso model from the same seller.
I guess the Lusso weighs more.
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