Post By Tanax
Post By crazyhakins
Machine specification cheat sheet
I figured it was time for a specific thread for this.
I started working on this cheat sheet when doing research into what machine I wanted to (and could) get in terms of price, dimensions and specifications.
Since starting it, I've added quite a few machines, all of which I think are good machines depending on your priorities.
Comments, corrections, feedback and suggestions are always welcome!
Current machines added:
- (NEW!) Mechanika V Slim
- Mechanika IV Profi/Switchable
- Technika IV Profi/Switchable
- Pro 300
- Pro 500
- (NEW!) Pro 600
- Pro 700
- Type V (Mozzafiato)
- Type R (Mozzafiato)
Good thinking. Perhaps add steam / water location and group clearance.
Asking be mindful that different markets can have different specs.
I did a much simpler version a few years back , hard to keep track and compare all the options.
Great suggestions! Will try to add it. Do you mean the position of the actual wands?
Originally Posted by artman
Group clearance sounds difficult to confirm though. Do you know anywhere where I might get that information? I doubt the manufacturers list that information detail on their websites/manuals.
I generally try to steer clear of things that differentiate between the different markets. Maybe I should put a disclaimer saying that this document is written from a EU/US perspective as I collect information from both Swedish retailers and American retailers (mainly Whole Latte Love and Seattle Coffee Gear).
Yes some machines have steam wand on left, some on right. Can be personal preference or dictated by machine placement and nearby walls etc.
Group head clearance you will probably need to compile from people's measurements.
Great Work.....Just a further suggestion. Why not make the spreadsheet 'Generic'.
So that all in future can use it as a Buying Template.
Axis X - features such as Hx, - Sm Med or Lrge Footprint. Dble Boiler. Manual Lever. Steam Arm L/R. etc etc.
Axis Y - Price Brackets, Small Med or Lrge Hx etc.
Even separately background colour shade columns to allow buyers to differentiate price bands / brackets of machines.
Or add in Grinders to evaluate performance of pairings, machine grinder combined.
Totally true, I'll see about where to add it
Originally Posted by artman
I'll try adding group clearance as well!
I'm not sure I'm following. What axis should have the different machines then? Could you post an example perhaps?
Originally Posted by EspressoAdventurer
Adding grinders is a great idea! But it will be a very large document then, wouldn't it be difficult to do the actual comparison between the machines?
Price brackets are, in a way, already there. Albeit it's in Swedish crowns, you get a sense of which is least expensive and which is most expensive and everything in between. Or did you have something else in mind?
Appreciate all your feedback and suggestions!!
Added price categories for everyone. A - D where A is the cheapest and D is the most expensive.
Added more information to Mechanika V Slim and adjusted some price categories.
This is a really cool idea so thanks for sharing.
You're welcome I made some updates to Pro 500, now with PID!
The Au model doesn't have the PID, has a copper boiler and a mod to improve thermal stability.
Originally Posted by Tanax