dominico wrote:Out of curiosity, what isn't "real" about the Strega?
The Strega is tastewise somewhere in between a pump machine and a true traditional lever. That's due to its hybrid design.
mathof wrote:One of the things I didn't like about my La Pavoni was that you had to heat it up for each session. With the L1, by contrast, I can just walk up to the machine at anytime, pull a shot and get back to what I was doing in about 5 minutes (including hand grinding). Can the CT1 be left on all day?
No open boiler machine can be left on the whole day because water eveporates and everything runs dry after a couple of hours. You can leave it on for hours if you fill it with some water once in a while. It doesn't overheat like a Pavoni if that's what you mean.