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JDNY65
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Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014, 6:57am
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Hi Everyone, I'm a new member here and am looking for some information.
Does anyone have experience with this machine from Izzo? I have decided to upgrade my Gaggia Classic and have settled on a E-61 HX machine.
I can't find much information on the Alex Tre other than basically the same write up provided by the retailers.
I was ready to pull the trigger on a Quick Mill Andreja Premium but after looking at the specs on the Alex Tre I'm not so sure anymore.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks
Joe D.
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Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014, 4:29pm
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I have had a Tre for about 3 months now.  After carefully looking at all available products, it had what I wanted for me.  I have it completely plumbed in, as the reservoir is so small.  I do not have any complaints whatsoever, except the fact that it weighs a ton!! It's been said on this site that the grinder is most important.  I agree, and have a Vario.  I am not new to espresso (15+ yrs), but am totally pleased with this machine.  Recommendations are to keep up on the regular maintenance things, and this machine should last a long time.

Mary
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Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014, 6:51pm
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Mary,
Thank you for the response.
I replaced my Gaggia MDF with a Vario a couple weeks ago and am very happy with how well it performs. A lot less clumping than I got with the MDF and the Vario certainly allows for more fine tuned adjustments.
Other than some cosmetic changes there doesn't seem to be much difference between the Alex II and the Tre or am I missing something? Like I said, I haven't found much information available online.  I'm guessing because it's so new.

I chatted with someone from Chris Coffee earlier today and she had good things to say about the machine.
I assume you purchased your machine from them? How was the condition when you received it?
When I asked if they have discovered any issues with this model she mentioned that some customers have experienced minor issues which were caused during shipping. I pressed for more details and she told me that in some instances rough handling by the shipper caused wiring harnesses in the machine to break or come loose.
That has me a little concerned on how well they are packed in the shipping boxes?
Replacing a few zip ties to secure wiring inside the machine is no big deal. I'm sure I would most likely open it up anyway just to make sure everything is as it should be before powering it up for the first time. I just don't want to have to deal with shipping it back and waiting for them to send me a new machine if it gets damaged along the way.

Thank you,
Joe D.
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Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:52pm
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I can tell you that Chris' takes great care in their shipping. As much as anyone can- there's only so much they can do. I wouldn't let shipping concerns sway you in this decision.
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