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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.
Hi, I'm Robert from Perth. Just getting into coffee at home. Never bothered before because I like espresso and didn't feel like getting a home machine after working in a cafe. Recently got an Aeropress and it's good, made me want an espresso machine...
You are welcome.
I just noticed you are in Mandurah (just down the road from here).
Scales: IMO they save more than their cost when time is spent running around in circles with cantankerous gear. I know Grand Central @ Bibra lake...
Yea that capacitor is definitely faulty. Replace it then give it a go. Not sure why the contacts would burn out on that relay though. Are you sure you replaced it with a relay capable of 10A at 240V?
Yes the bridge rectifier is the round one....
The contacts on the relay burnt out. The coil looked fine.
Ive attached a picture of the cap.
Ive also attached a picture of the bridge rectifier and regulator.
The rectifier is the round one right?
The regulator is reading...
Can you provide a photo of the capacitor on the board with the relays on it from the side? From the top it looks massively swollen, this would be at least one of the problems. If you've thrown parts at it without replacing that capacitor then you...