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fabchef
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:30pm
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Hi everyone how are you? i was just looking through the classifieds and came across an italian espresso machine (now here in canada), in the picture it just has "ala 2000" logo on the machine. Anyone ever heard of this?
I don't know what the condition of the machine is but they are asking $40.00 or best offer. It is a basic unit...3 switches and a knob on it..that's all.
thanks
Fabs
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 1:54am
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Pics, or it didn't happen. From what I can find, ALA2000 is a now-defunct and obscure manufacturer of foodservice equipment from Italy that mainly seems to have made meatslicers that were NOT sold in North America. Very, very weird.
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 5:32am
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HEre is a link to the ad

Click Here (montreal.kijiji.ca)
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 5:49am
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If it works properly (pump works, steam comes out, all parts are with it), doesn't use a pressurized basket, and somehow works off of 120v, despite being from Europe, I'd say $40 is a steal.
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I agree, it is a basic SBDU machine and if it works, it works. $40 is a good price. You may or MAY NOT be able to repair it when it breaks down (they all do eventually) so consider it a throw away, low price entry machine to test the waters of espresso making. Don't forget though that esp if it has a nonpressurized porta filter, you will WILL need a good grinder to go with it. Store ground just will not work, regardless of the quality of the grinder used.

 
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 6:49am
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Cal thanks for the reply. I actually just picked up
A quickmill machine (with built in grinder)
About 2 weeks ago and using it everyday.
This other machine would be my putsing around
Machine. I don't think it has a pressurized pf, which
Is good. But in terms of parts, you think i could find replacement
Parts?
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