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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:54am
Subject: La Pavoni ESW-8 Stradavari
 

Came across the following listing on Amazon.  Is this too good to be true??

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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 11:22am
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I would say its not too good to be true.  It is stocked, sold, and shipped by Amazon.  You really can't go wrong if you like that model.  

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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 11:40am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

I would say its not too good to be true.  It is stocked, sold, and shipped by Amazon.  You really can't go wrong if you like that model.  

Len

Posted June 23, 2014 link

Agree.  The price is good but not ridiculously cheap, so it surely seems safe and a good deal if this machine is right for you.  If not, I don't think you'd lose any money if you were to sell it used.  It's the less-desirable 8 cup model (smaller boiler, no pressure gauge), otherwise you'd probably make a little money if it turned out to not be to your liking.

Good luck!
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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 11:52am
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Lowest price on this since price tracking began in Dec 2012. Graph from camelcamelcemal.com

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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 3:38pm
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Just got one of the last 3.  The reviews on Amazon weren't very good, but I thought it was just different in appearance from the Europiccola (which obviously has fans).  Any reason outside of difficulty of mastering it that it wouldn't be a good buy?
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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 6:43pm
Subject: Re: La Pavoni ESW-8 Stradavari
 

I like mine - as easy to use as the other La Pavoni levers too. I went with black handles for no really important reason.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 10:09pm
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Make sure the seals/gaskets are still good.  When Whole Latte Love unloaded their Gaggia Factory levers (rebadged LaPav) some of them needed attention right out of the box.  

But once sorted, all was fine.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 24, 2014, 9:53am
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Prof Said:

Make sure the seals/gaskets are still good.  When Whole Latte Love unloaded their Gaggia Factory levers (rebadged LaPav) some of them needed attention right out of the box.  

But once sorted, all was fine.

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Why would you say "still good".  I do not see anything on the listing that references the pavoni being refurbished.

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Posted Tue Jun 24, 2014, 2:50pm
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Prof Said:

Make sure the seals/gaskets are still good.  When Whole Latte Love unloaded their Gaggia Factory levers (rebadged LaPav) some of them needed attention right out of the box.

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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Why would you say "still good".  I do not see anything on the listing that references the pavoni being refurbished.

Posted June 24, 2014 link

It looks like Prof was referring to brand new machines that needed some seals.  Rubber products do degrade over time even without the extra heat, detergents, wear and espresso-ing we subject them to.  Being aware that a very discounted La Pavoni could have been on the shelf for a while and may possibly need some service out of the box is a good thing.

If they were stored properly, not too hot, the seals should be in good shape though.
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Posted Tue Jun 24, 2014, 5:23pm
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DanoM Said:

It looks like Prof was referring to brand new machines that needed some seals.  Rubber products do degrade over time even without the extra heat, detergents, wear and espresso-ing we subject them to.  Being aware that a very discounted La Pavoni could have been on the shelf for a while and may possibly need some service out of the box is a good thing.

If they were stored properly, not too hot, the seals should be in good shape though.

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Thanks.  I see now said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

Len

 
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