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nambi
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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011, 8:24am
Subject: Delonghi EAM3500 Magnifica Anyone own this and can answer some questions.
 

I picked up one of these REFURBISHED it's working but I do have some questions regarding the grinder and the strength.

my grinder setting is at 2 the 2nd from the fine setting, and while making an espresso I find they it needs to be stronger the 1st split second the coffee output is VERY dark and strong looking after this it seems to lighten up substantially, in which the final output is not as strong as I would like,  I think If I could slow down the flow it would be stronger, also when emptying out the pucks I find that they are not as fine grinds as I would expect, or as I buy when I buy pregrind.  

If anyone has a similar machine do you find your grinds very fine as if you were to purchase pregrinded espresso?

Does anyone have any tips on what I can try.  I really like this machine in terms of use but I find I am limited in making a full espresso cup to my desired strength.

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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011, 11:29am
Subject: Re: Delonghi EAM3500 Magnifica Anyone own this and can answer some questions.
 

nambi Said:

I picked up one of these REFURBISHED it's working but I do have some questions regarding the grinder and the strength.

my grinder setting is at 2 the 2nd from the fine setting, and while making an espresso I find they it needs to be stronger the 1st split second the coffee output is VERY dark and strong looking after this it seems to lighten up substantially, in which the final output is not as strong as I would like,  I think If I could slow down the flow it would be stronger, also when emptying out the pucks I find that they are not as fine grinds as I would expect, or as I buy when I buy pregrind.  

If anyone has a similar machine do you find your grinds very fine as if you were to purchase pregrinded espresso?

Does anyone have any tips on what I can try.  I really like this machine in terms of use but I find I am limited in making a full espresso cup to my desired strength.

Thank You,

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Can you adjust the output oz. of the coffee?  If so (which is likely), significantly decrease the amount of oz. and do a double.

Len

 
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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011, 1:24pm
Subject: Re: Delonghi EAM3500 Magnifica Anyone own this and can answer some questions.
 

I can adjust the the quantity of water, and apparently I can adjust teh flow speed from teh grinder knob but I have had limited success, I am hoping someone with a similar unit can shed some knowledge.

Thanks for the help.
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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011, 1:46pm
Subject: Re: Delonghi EAM3500 Magnifica Anyone own this and can answer some questions.
 

nambi Said:

I can adjust the the quantity of water, and apparently I can adjust teh flow speed from teh grinder knob but I have had limited success, I am hoping someone with a similar unit can shed some knowledge.

Thanks for the help.

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I have a super; if you lessen the amount of water per serving then you will get a stronger cup.  Grinding finer may produce a bit stronger cup; but lessening the amount of water per serving will definitely produce a stronger cup.

Len

 
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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011, 2:17pm
Subject: Re: Delonghi EAM3500 Magnifica Anyone own this and can answer some questions.
 

you have a super? super magnifica? what is your model #?  how and where did you adjust your flow? according to the manual you one click adjust the flow and one more adjust the grinder but I have not seen much difference? how fine is your grind when you dispose of your used pucks?

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Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011, 4:31pm
Subject: Re: Delonghi EAM3500 Magnifica Anyone own this and can answer some questions.
 

nambi Said:

you have a super? super magnifica? what is your model #?  how and where did you adjust your flow? according to the manual you one click adjust the flow and one more adjust the grinder but I have not seen much difference? how fine is your grind when you dispose of your used pucks?

Thank You,

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I have a Krups superauto.  Most work on the same principle.  I found best results a regarding grind by putting the adjustment lever about 1/2 between finest and medium.  Water at lowest amount per serving.  Remember that the pucks are smaller in a superauto than a semi.  Doing a double super is like doing a single and a half semi, strength wise, if you do it right.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

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