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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.
Did you read the OP? Newbie and milky are the two key words.
Newbie: responsible for roughly one "blown boiler" Silvia per week in the west at each repairer I know. One error and they join the dead as the boiler is circa a $500...
I'm about to leave Switzerland and have been taken out for coffee. What is becoming prevalent here now is nespresso in cafes, but they are commercial capsules
Commercial Coffee Capsule Range | Nespresso Pro France
Locals like it. Found them...
I remember reading something about a place that makes custom made pods for these infernal machines. A guy I know has an Aldi pod machine (I'm not the one who bought it) and he might like to know where he can get better coffee in pods.
As per Richard's comments, I'd get a stovetop Moka Pot. I use one as my backup and take it on holidays, it makes a lovely cup with a hand grinder, meets all your requirements (can buy for $30, makes more than 1 cup, stays warm, no need for...
Ok! So I've managed to get myself a strip of stainless steel which I folded into fins. I decided for my first attempt at this I would replicate the current miniature stock fins and not go with full length fins or anything like that. The fins are...
Yup, i tend to agree with you guys. Thanks for the input so far :)
I'm comfortable in working with electronics, so i'll take a closer look towards the control module tomorrow arvo and pull it out to check for obvious signs.
A quick check to determine if it's the meter or the t/c, is to remove the t/c from the meter and check the temp being indicated on the display without the t/c. Should read what ever the ambient temp. is, if not, the meter is cactus... :(
If the orange light is indeed a status light then it sounds like it runs off direct mains voltage which is separate from the control box circuitry. As the low water switch operates on 240Vac it is possible it has no relation to what status the...