This will tell you 1000% if it was a demo.. I HOPE IT"S NOT. :)
1. You should have a protective blue plastic cover on the drip tray. If its missing thats wierd.
2. You can take a wet paper towel and rub it inside the grouphead. Residue and grinds will always
be there if it was used even cleaned. However, they could have done a bang up job.
3. Lastly, this is a definite.....When the factory ships them they test them and water sometimes is
visible or usage that is. However, no grounds and oils should show.
If you remove the shower screen with a star screw driver you can look at the underside of the
shower screen and see if its dirty with oil residue. Also look at the shower screen holder which
is what it was attached too...that will say 100% if it was demo. It will show on the aluminum
shower screen holder. You will see definite usage. This is what a new shower screen holder
looks like. see google link
One user has shown pictorials of the underside....you can see obvious usage. Do a comparison.
Basically if you find any grounds whatsoever. Its used. There is no way possible to remove all the
grounds. You will find a tiny bit if it was used.
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