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Thread: Advice Opinions - Valexia or Pro800

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    Hi 3M,
    You wont regret it
    I agree with Gav. The Izzo IS Awesome! Very very happy with mine
    Cheers
    Dave
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    Hi guys.
    Here are a couple of video reviews for the Pro 800 and Izzo Leva. Izzo Leva is the model the Valexia replaced.
    https://youtu.be/MRi7CjkS9Uc
    https://youtu.be/yIUZCCrmyTQ
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    I'll leave it to the Aus Importer (2MCM) or an Aus Izzo retailer to comment on differences between Izzo Leva and Izzo Valexia so that I don't misrepresent a product I don't sell in any way.
    Cheers, Paul
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    Not required I don't think Paul. I understand that the OP has purchased his choice of machine from Antony.

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    Congrats to the OP (Paul).
    Good job on getting lots of info and making the right choice for you. You can't go wrong. I don't sell Izzo Valexia but I know they're great and I would be happy to own one
    Cheer, Paul
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    Yep, purchase made, thanks all. Now about this filtration stuff.. haha ...no seriously, do I really need need it?

    Maybe I need to start another thread (or search for one) but I'm guessing from my brief reading last night the answer is yes and it looks like the Brita c150 purity is the required/recommend setup?
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    Hi Paul,

    I like the Brita C150

    Here's a great thread on filtration: Water filtering

    Cheers, Paul
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    Hi 3M,
    Yes you definitely do need filtration
    Many of us (me included ) use a Brita C150 which works well
    I have plumbed mine in to use it as the fridge filter and taken a "T" off that line to the Leva
    Works well
    There is lots of information in this site previously on water filtration
    Cheers
    Dave
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    yep, definitely get a filtration system and the brita c150 is a great product.
    You have spend so much on a quality machine, so dont skimp out on a good filtration system for it.
    Small price to pay to keep you machine and yourself happy
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    Hi Killem

    congrats on the purchase and I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the machine once you have had a play.

    just out of curiosity what grinder are you using with the machine?

    Cheers

    Alastair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggers View Post
    Hi Killem

    congrats on the purchase and I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the machine once you have had a play.

    just out of curiosity what grinder are you using with the machine?

    Cheers

    Alastair

    A grinder? Do I need a grinder too? Dam this is an expensive experience. Haha

    Seriously though, I have a Mazzer Mini E I purchased last year because I hated the sunbeam grinder I had throwing coffee everywhere

    And yeah will give some thoughts when it eventually gets it here. Thougj only as the average person who can no longer stand shit coffee and needs at least 2 before leaving home in the morning

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    So.... Has she turned up as yet ? The suspense is killing me

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    Me too. Did you go black or stick with shiny SS?

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    Not yet, had to get some ducks lined up first, but should be here next week....

    Is just the polish stainless. Since it's just a powder coating I will evaluate that at a later date and get done locally of decided.

    Keen for it to arrive now though (desperate may be a better description) ��

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    For me (at least)...

    The all-over matt black coatings are very underwhelming.
    Combos that utilise original polished s/s with judicious use of matt black and perhaps some complimentary timber here and there, look a lot better I reckon...

    Each to their own of course.

    Mal.

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    Yep, I'm enjoying matt black right now for a change from wood, and 24ct gold ...but wood has real warmth.
    See this nice pic of Leva gear from site sponsor Leon @Wilcox
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    I'll leave it to the Aus Importer (2MCM) or an Aus Izzo retailer to comment on differences between Izzo Leva and Izzo Valexia so that I don't misrepresent a product I don't sell in any way.
    Cheers, Paul
    Identical internals and Leva.
    External aesthetic updated on Valexia to track changes to dual boiler machine.
    As I understand it.
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    Thanks AlMac.
    These machines go head to head so this thread is a great one.
    The key is to do lots of reading, watch reviews then try them both out - if you can
    Cheers, Paul
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