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Thread: Flair pro as daily home espresso machine?

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    Flair pro as daily home espresso machine?

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    Hey guys, I currently have a Breville Dual Boiler at home, which used to work well, but no longer seems able to get up to pressure. I probably need to get it serviced. However I also recently purchased a nanopresso with the barrista kit for the office, and have been fairly impressed by the output. As such I'm now looking at manual machines, my thinking being that this way I can pretty much 'service' it myself, and will usually have a pretty good idea why something isn't working.

    I realise it's a bit more effort to pull a shot, but it should also be a bit easier to keep in a clean and working condition. I've been looking around to see if anyone uses the flair or flair pro as a home unit, but haven't really found much. Most people only seem to purchase it for travel, or in some cases the office.

    So my question is, compared to the dual boiler, how does the Flair stand?

    EDIT: Should add, I'll be using it for milk based drinks.
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    Our Flair is used for exactly that purpose, in between Brazen Brews, and performs terrifically in that guise.
    There's usually only our youngest son and I who drink espresso so it's great for that low throughput...

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    I think the number of shots in a sitting has to be a major determinant. If it is just for yourself, the Flair will be a good fit. As you extract for milk based drinks, a steamer or milk frother will also be required.

    You will find the Flair to be a forgiving espresso machine. As for maintenance, other than regular cleaning, all you will have to replace is the o rings once in a while.

    Once you develop a good work flow you will find the Flair a quick and simple espresso machine to use.
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    Flair pro as daily home espresso machine?

    Did your Breville get fed any cleaning tabs or liquid?

    I say go for it when it comes to manual brewing and espresso. Very little to break and lower cost.

    Pulling four double espressos a day at the moment at work. Breville Milk Cafe does enough for two large flat whites (500ml) and brings milk automatically up to temp.

    Or get yourself the Bellman stovetop steamer.

    Or there’s also Welhome Pro steamer if you want to blow a lot more dough in the milk steaming department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matth3wh View Post
    Did your Breville get fed any cleaning tabs or liquid?
    Yeah I use cleaning tablets. Maybe it just needs a descale? If I do end up grabbing the flair, I'll probably sell it, but until then it makes a pretty good frother
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drift View Post
    RE Breville DB - I'll probably sell it, but until then it makes a pretty good frother
    Ah cool if the BDB still works for steaming then you are set.

    Get the Flair Pro or if you want to split shots get yourself a Cafelat Robot (Pro)



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