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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.
Got a chance to stumble upon a listing for sale a La Pavoni Pub 1EL, Lever machine, water reservoir, home pluggable commercial machine. Does anyone here have any experience with it or similar La pavoni's lever machines? I am also able to...
...as are punctures in tyres, or potholes in the road... but all are considered defects !
You could make any material defective if you wanted.
laminations in steel sheet,
micro cracks in castings, Etc
any half decently made aluminium product...
Hydrogen porosity in cast aluminium is indeed something that exists oh baffled one and is a very common problem in the production of cast aluminium. A simple google check would have quickly yielded the evidence you seek.
In the future, remember...
Just sold my Compak K3 push today after buying a new grinder. the compack K3 is a great grinder and best for anything around that price. As Mal above said the M2M seems popular too and very impressive in many peoples eyes.
Replacing the offending relay would be a very good idea, to avoid future (and possibly more extensive) failures and cost. Quite a simple thing to do if you purchase a direct replacement part... ;)