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    Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

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    Hi all! *Thought Id share my experiences.

    Chris from Talk Coffee was nice enough to offer a Sunbeam EM4800 for free, and I was lucky enough to claim it!

    So after picking it up yesterday and having a good chat with Chris, I took it home to have a fiddle. *The steam wand was blocked with gunk of unknown origin so it needed a good clean out. *The group handle that came with it had a pressurised double basket and with the coffee that Chris gave me (ground a bit coarser than espresso), it produced shots with crema of a really light colour. Milk frothing on it is slow but I was able to get some decent milk - see pic 1.

    Today I went to Ellis Electrical in Dandenong and picked up a Krups unpressurised basket and new seal to replace. *Using the coarser ground coffee from Chris, it didnt work as well as it did on the pressurised basket with a high flow rate - this was expected. *I popped down to Coffee Hit and picked up some of their Ultimate Hit, ground for espresso. *With a slight overdose and solid tamp, Result - a pretty decent shot I think?! *(See pic 2). *Slightly acidic (roasted on the 3rd Jan) but a really deep dark chocolate flavour.

    All in all, Im loving just fiddling and learning a bit more about the machine and I think I might have found a new hobby to keep me occupied during my holidays!








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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by 40757A737B140 link=1262670245/0#0 date=1262670245
    Hi all! *Thought Id share my experiences.

    Chris from Talk Coffee was nice enough to offer a Sunbeam EM4800 for free, and I was lucky enough to claim it!

    So after picking it up yesterday and having a good chat with Chris, I took it home to have a fiddle. *The steam wand was blocked with gunk of unknown origin so it needed a good clean out. *The group handle that came with it had a pressurised double basket and with the coffee that Chris gave me (ground a bit coarser than espresso), it produced shots with crema of a really light colour. Milk frothing on it is slow but I was able to get some decent milk - see pic 1.

    Today I went to Ellis Electrical in Dandenong and picked up a Krups unpressurised basket and new seal to replace. *Using the coarser ground coffee from Chris, it didnt work as well as it did on the pressurised basket with a high flow rate - this was expected. *I popped down to Coffee Hit and picked up some of their Ultimate Hit, ground for espresso. *With a slight overdose and solid tamp, Result - a pretty decent shot I think?! *(See pic 2). *Slightly acidic (roasted on the 3rd Jan) but a really deep dark chocolate flavour.

    All in all, Im loving just fiddling and learning a bit more about the machine and I think I might have found a new hobby to keep me occupied during my holidays!

    Wow Tango- great work! *:o

    Just goes to prove that you can in fact polish a ....

    Amazing what can be achieved with a bit of unloved street junk!

    Well done!

    Chris

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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    Hi Tango,

    You do realize dont you, that its only the first one thats free? :D

    Once youre addicted the price goes way up! ;D

    (That second shot looks good.)

    Greg

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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D584F4D7D4558474B464E2A0 link=1262670245/2#2 date=1262829695
    Hi Tango,

    You do realize dont you, that its only the first one thats free? *:D

    Once youre addicted the price goes way up! ;D

    (That second shot looks good.)

    Greg
    Oh, youre so right Greg.

    Chris is an espresso pusher. :P

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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    Oh dont tell me that Greg....

    But I feel that trying to resist the inevitable is futile....Ill start saving now :)

    Im still lucky to get the first one for free!!

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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    hi Tango,

    Can you please tell me the model no. of the krups unpressuriesed filter basket that you got?

    Regards,
    Anu

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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    Hey Anu,

    The part number for the double unpressurised basket is #0907163.

    Cheers

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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    great shot Tango.

    nice art too.



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