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Any non Espresso brew method from Drip Filter, Syphon or Vacuum, Plunger, Ibrik, Stovetop, Mocha Pot, Aeropress, Cold Press, Percolator, Presso or any other mad scientist process that doesn't have a pump and boiler combined.
Entry level (sub $500) domestic appliances that you would expect to find in the kitchen section of whitegoods stores. You can get a pretty good coffee from machines in this category if you use fresh coffee and dose/tamp well.
Pointy End ($1500-$3000) will find machines that are capable of making espresso at the same time that you are texturing milk. This end of the market also tends to get some real design flair and lot and lots of shiny stainless. Mostly the machines in this category are direct descendants of Cafe class machines.
Extreme Machines ($3000+) is the very serious end of the home espresso machine market. Some of the machines you will find in here would be comfortable in just about any cafe on the planet and most will have similar installation requirements (plumbing, maintenance etc). Most CoffeeSnobs drool over the very pretty toys in this category.
Well I've used it about 3 times over the last 24 hours and I reckon I'm ready to say that was the cause of the issue. What confirms it for me is how responsive it is now to having water removed from the boiler ie when the hot tap is used. Before it...
It's not required, but you'll probably have to file down the end of the insert of the steam wand. That's what I had to do. The brass fitting supplied with some of them is made to fit to avoid this issue.
If none of the touch pads work, try disconnecting the ribbon and reconnecting it. On the main CPU board there is a series of dip switches. 1 should be on , 2 off, 3 on , 4 off. disconnect all wiring loom onto control board and reconnect. if it still...