This variation on a theme is available to us with stainless boilers/solenoids if we wanted it...
I'd like to know your thoughts...
It's a hidden page on our website which I'll leave active for a week or so....
I know it's a requirement in Europe but for me, there are just too many issues with S/S...
Nice looking machine though and moving away from the common s/s cube design...
Sadly these days, the public are speaking because they read stuff (often via scaremongering web pages) and extrapolate...
What they don't realise is that in areas of sub-optimal water, they will probably have to factor boiler replacement into long term running costs.
Looks nice - it doesn't take much to de-box.
Having a copper HX I don't get the chance to taste any copper - but for a DB and especially a large boiler dipper in the home, is tainting something commonly noticed?
Here's the spec for the new Izzo Valexia dual boiler PID which we expect will compete with the Rocket R58 on price.
Initial stocks are limited and CS'ers will receive priority. Contact me for further information.
Vital Statistics Boiler Capacity 1.5L steam, 0.8L brew. Both boilers stainless steel and insulated. Fresh Water Tank 3.0L tank or from mains- switchable Voltage 220-240V 50Hz Power consumption 2 x 1000W Dimensions (W x D x H) approx 390 x 450 x 440 mm Pump Rotary Weight Approx 32kg
That is one hot machine. Love the width of it. I can't tell on my phone, Chris, but if due Sept are those images on your page renders or actual metal?
Izzo Valexia Duetto stock has arrived and they look brilliant in the metal...Photos don't go close to doing it justice.
All stainless boilers and solenoids and the quietest rotary pump I have ever heard. New Gicar white display PID.
This is how you can move away from the usual square box...
Look like a lovely machine. Good opponent for the R58 Chris?
so i was looking to compare the alex izzo to the new velexia and it seems it is no longer on your site.
Is Alex Izzo discontinued?
Nice! The LED colour looks like a nice white too. Would this PID unit be retro fittable to something like the Duetto?
G'day artman... Yes, it's doable as the architecture is the same.
I bought a Valexia from Chris a couple of weeks ago. This is my 'first' machine (technically second, mum and dad had a $400 thermoblock). The Valexia has being an awesome machine so far. No issues. There are many positives:
-It's ridiculously quiet
-Fast warm-up time (less than 10mins till stable temp!)
-The way this machine delivers the 9bar pressure is fantastic
-Easy to use PID
-Did I mention how beautiful it looks!
Like the 80/20 rule, it satisfies pretty much all my needs. If I wanted that extra 20% (pressure profiling, saturated brew group), I'd have to pay up for a Vesuvius/GS3/modded Linea mini. I'm happy with what I got.
Here's a pic of my setup. Thanks to Lukemc for the Kony too!
One aspect of my role which often causes frustration is when a machine goes up on our test bench before it ships to a client and it sounds like a tractor; especially in rotary pump machines which should be pretty quiet. We do our utmost to attend to that and in rare instances can even fail and return "Friday afternoon" builds which will not be quietened. A true bench test is why it's best not to purchase from a box seller. If there is to be heartbreak, I want it to occur at our place, not in your home.
One of the lovely rewards of my job is the sound of caffeinated nectar as it hits the cup- particularly when there is no other sound as with leva machines like the Cremina and our other spring leva gear- and when a rotary pump is noisier than some vibe pumps can be, it irritates me. As an owner, I'd rightly wonder what I'd paid for.
Izzo are absolutely at the top of the game when it comes to producing quiet rotary pump driven gear and I am yet to hear another brand of prosumer gear (and that includes all of the biggies so frequently discussed here) which is close to being in the same ballpark. Like a smooth running car, you see, hear and feel quality and care in production and that's without even peering inside to admire build quality. All that's left is to nail taste- and that's the role of the operator.
I have little doubt that you will make sufficient racket in producing said coffee to appease yourself!