steamer Senior Member Joined: 11 Feb 2005 Posts: 900 Location: socal Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Expobar Brewtus IV R Grinder: Mazzer Mini-B Baratza... Vac Pot: Krubs Moka Brew, vacPot Drip: TechV, and many more Roaster: Hottop
Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 10:27am Subject: Getting the best steam
Leaving the Gaggia Classic behind, I'm looking for my next machine. I got a Vairo, so grinder wise I'm okay. I do milk drinks 75% of the time. I steam 12oz of milk for my 16oz cup. So I need something that will pull off that amount 2-4 at a time at best, friends and what evers. I got a price range of 1300 to 1900. I am in Los Angeles, so I have Salvatore up the road and Pasquini close too. But I am open to whats best over all. It will all be 110vac and 15amp. Thanks
mennamorato Senior Member Joined: 1 Nov 2013 Posts: 35 Location: Santa Cruz, CA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Rocket Cellini Premium Plus... Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 3:22pm Subject: Re: Getting the best steam
Definitely get a Rocket or a similar E-61 machine. My Cellini steams 12oz of milk in around 20s and 8oz in 14s. The Salvatore's are nice, a friend of mine has one. Don't expect amazing steam power out of them though, I've heard they are also relatively unreliable.
CarloM Senior Member Joined: 1 Apr 2013 Posts: 323 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Vetrano V2B Grinder: Mazzer Mini-E Type A, SJ... Drip: Toddy
Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 4:09pm Subject: Re: Getting the best steam
I own a Quickmill Vetrano V2B and am very happy with its steaming power with the 2-hole tip...but I think it's about $350 above your upper range. I think the La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II is within your price range (or within $100) and is generally considered to have the most powerful steam in machines under $2500.
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