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alanfrew
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Posted Mon Jul 1, 2002, 12:00am
Subject: Domestic Espresso Machine Roundup by Alan Frew
 

Domestic Espresso Machine Roundup
by Alan Frew

Alan Frew offers a roundup of common espresso machines found in Australia, and the good (and bad) points of each one.
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Mosher
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Location: Riverside
Expertise: Aficionado

Espresso: Silvia
Grinder: Rocky, Mulino
Vac Pot: Cory, Yama
Drip: Melitta auto drip
Roaster: Fresh Roast  Plus
Posted Mon Jul 1, 2002, 11:33am
Subject: Great Beginner article.
 

I wish this article had been around a few years ago when I didn't know the difference between a thermoblock or a boiler.  I will recommend this article to friends who are just getting into espresso and need help putting pictures to words.  Thank you!
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Espresso: Solis SL-90
Grinder: Solis Maestro
Drip: Capresso
Roaster: HearthWare iRoast &...
Posted Thu Jul 4, 2002, 1:04pm
Subject: Solenoid 3-way valves
 

Good article but doesn't the Solis-90 have a 3-way?
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gianni
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Espresso: lapavoni pro lever, elektra...
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Posted Fri Jul 5, 2002, 10:50pm
Subject: Spreading the word......
 

Very informative Alan. It's important that "Joe Public" understands why there is a big price premium between machines. Anyone can make something look pretty with a fancy bit of plastic moulding. How about doing a high end summary including the "exotic" like lever machines - Pavoni/Gaggia/Elektra or semi commercials ......
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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2003, 9:36am
Subject: good tech info
 

Alan, thanks so much for this review.  I find it really helps to understand what's going on inside the machine, and even the manuals don't explain what you did.  In my experience so far, your analyses of the pros and cons of the various technologies is entirely accurate.
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Espresso: stove top Italian
Grinder: cheapo DeLonghi
Vac Pot: Silex also French Press
Drip: several
Posted Mon Jan 19, 2004, 7:09am
Subject: Re: Domestic Espresso Machine Roundup by Alan Frew
 

extremely informative, wealth of information and caused me to reconsider which might be my first espresso machine.
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Posted Fri Jan 30, 2004, 10:03pm
Subject: Re: Domestic Espresso Machine Roundup by Alan Frew
 

Thanks for the article.  It would be great if similar was posted on Commercial machines also.  Thanks again...

 
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CaptPugwash
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Espresso: Sunbeam Bar Espresso
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Posted Fri Jul 8, 2005, 10:01pm
Subject: Re: Domestic Espresso Machine Roundup by Alan Frew
 

An easy to read review in laymans terms. Thanks Alan. Not quite sure why you would be recommending machines whose boilers quickly corrode though ?
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ignite105
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Posted Tue Dec 18, 2007, 4:21pm
Subject: Re: Domestic Espresso Machine Roundup by Alan Frew
 

Excellent article, just wish I had read this before throwing away many dollars on different thermoblock machines with different bells and whistles thinking I was getting the bees knees each time. Time to save hard for a Rancilio Silvia which costs $1200 NZ dollars.
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