IMAWriter wrote:For summer use, you could do the 'La Pavoni trick"..just have a cool damp cloth and drape it over the group maybe 15 seconds. I'd do that over messing around with your PID. YMMV
Rob, I'm sorry I missed your post last month. Yes, my mileage does vary, but not as much as temperature on a La Pavoni. Yes, I have read up on tricks like a damp cloth and I am sure they would help if you didn't have a precise means of temperature control like the PID on the Pro 800.
My point was that you don't need an imprecise kludge when you can easily maintain your group at whatever temperature you desire and independently control water temperature in the boiler. Inherent latency of the group means you can easily dial up whatever combination of the two you wish. This amounts to control, not messing around.