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jwoodyu
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 7:35pm
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emradguy Said:

lol...you guys are too funny.

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J&R -  free marriage counseling every Thursday. :)

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My wife makes French style scrambled eggs about once a year...and besides that does absolutely no cooking whatsoever!

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True love is the only explanation!

Actually a doctor buddy of mine had a wife that would not heat up canned soup. He said something to her about her cooking skills early in their marriage and she quick stone cold. When they built "The House" in their early 50s she really begged him to build it without a kitchen, naturally he declined.

We just sold our the Thomas the tank engine table. My youngest is 13 so those days are behind us sadly.

 
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 9:27pm
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Synesso or Speedster or GS3?
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 4:48am
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shnxx Said:

Synesso or Speedster or GS3?

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I understand the GS3 and the Speedster are cousins so to speak but IMO the GS3 is sort of in "no man's land" from a price perspective. It's a big step up in price but lacks the profiling ability of the Slayer or Synesso and its cousin the speedster got all the looks in that family.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 8:04am
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and nobody has mentioned the Mirage yet, which is available from Kees in spring piston lever...

 
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 9:34am
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Ron now that is going lever in a big way. I had seen that machine on their site for awhile but I have no clue how much that baby cost. I am sort of wishing i had cut this deal with the wife when Euro was in trouble a while back. I also wish I thought about making the show in Chicago earlier this year, it is an easy drive.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 9:37am
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jwoodyu Said:

I understand the GS3 and the Speedster are cousins so to speak but IMO the GS3 is sort of in "no man's land" from a price perspective. It's a big step up in price but lacks the profiling ability of the Slayer or Synesso and its cousin the speedster got all the looks in that family.

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synesso is more expensive right?
i haven't seen a lot of discussion on the synesso while gs3 seems to have a lot.
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 10:04am
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shnxx Said:

synesso is more expensive right?
i haven't seen a lot of discussion on the synesso while gs3 seems to have a lot.

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Very general number that I have heard:

Synesso 10,000
Slayer 9,000
Speedster 8,600 plus shipping and import duty
GS3 Paddle 6,900

I can purchase  Duetto, T1, R58 or any one of several other very fine machines for $3500 or less. If am going to succumb to a brain tumor and spend 7K on a hot water despiser I am surely not going to let another 3K stop me from getting what i really want. Others may not feel that way.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:03am
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List prices, right?  I've seen some posts about people getting GS/3 for significantly less via a simple telephone call to one of a couple of our well-known favorite retailers.

saw you're selling your Motta knockbox...bummer.  I really like mine - except for that dang rubber gasket on the edge, which seems to beea little too short to get well-caught between the wall and the bar, and a little too long to not get caught in there at all.  I kinda wish it fit more snugly, so that it was not floppy in my hand, but removable for cleaning (the latter keeping me from glueing it on with gasket seal - like I did with the little rubber pads under the Duetto cup warmer).

 
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:30am
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emradguy Said:

List prices, right?  I've seen some posts about people getting GS/3 for significantly less via a simple telephone call to one of a couple of our well-known favorite retailers.

saw you're selling your Motta knockbox...bummer.  I really like mine - except for that dang rubber gasket on the edge, which seems to beea little too short to get well-caught between the wall and the bar, and a little too long to not get caught in there at all.  I kinda wish it fit more snugly, so that it was not floppy in my hand, but removable for cleaning (the latter keeping me from glueing it on with gasket seal - like I did with the little rubber pads under the Duetto cup warmer).

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Yep list price none dicker sticker. I have not seen anything on the price of the GS3 in the last few years guess I will have to go take a look. I work for a marketing firm in a technical role. Being around all the artsy fartsy types and designers has rubbed off on me. Before this gig I could not have cared less what something looked like as long as it did the job well. Now I appreciate design after working with this bunch of fruit cakes. To my eye the GS3 and Hydra are BUTT UGLY.

Yeah when we moved in here 15 years ago I thought i would NEVER fill up the whole house, wrong. If it is not being used around here it has to go. I love the way that knock box looks but I can take the mess any more. I don't have an issue with it but seems everyone else in the house needs that angle at the back like the tubby to keep from splattering crap all over the counter. :(

 
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:05pm
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jwoodyu Said:

... Being around all the artsy fartsy types and designers has rubbed off on me... Now I appreciate design after working with this bunch of fruit cakes.(

Posted October 18, 2013 link

Wow..  Really?    :-/

 
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