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    Lelit combi steaming delay

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    On the Lelit, how long is the wait for steam after the button is pressed.

    I have been thinking of recommending this machine to a friend as an entry to the magical world of coffee making. Im curious as to whether anyone has found this delay an issue.

    Also, I was considering the Sylvia. But I have been told a significant number of new machines have quality issues with the elements which need to be replaced with elements made in Australia before retailing.

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    I dont find it an issue at all. I pull my shot, press steam button, empty PF and get my milk and jug read, and by then lelit is ready to steam.

    most mornings it takes me less than 10 minutes to grind beans, make coffee and do a quick clean of the machine (i usually just backflush at night or something). I always drink a cap, so thats including milk etc.

    I also turn the machine on as soon as i get up go have shower get dressed etc (which takes me about 20 minutes) by then, the machine is plenty warm enough for my coffee.

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    About a minute Id say. Not that big a deal, by the time Ive knocked the puck, wiped the screen and filter and poured the milk its normally ready.

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 20293A293E2F3E29212D4C0 link=1284040263/0#0 date=1284040263
    But I have been told a significant number of new machines have quality issues with the elements which need to be replaced with elements made in Australia before retailing. *
    Bet it was a retailer trying to sell you something other than a Silvia who told you, thats my cynical side. ;)
    Of course they may well be right though its the first Ive heard of it. :)

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E65657E771F0 link=1284040263/2#2 date=1284091412
    About a minute Id say. *Not that big a deal, by the time Ive knocked the puck, wiped the screen and filter and poured the milk its normally ready. *
    Similar with Silvia, takes a min or two to reach steam temp, as you say no big deal. :)

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 645851495C3D0 link=1284040263/3#3 date=1284096409
    Quote Originally Posted by 20293A293E2F3E29212D4C0 link=1284040263/0#0 date=1284040263
    But I have been told a significant number of new machines have quality issues with the elements which need to be replaced with elements made in Australia before retailing. *
    Bet it was a retailer trying to sell you something other than a Silvia who told you, thats my cynical side. ;)
    Of course they may well be right though its the first Ive heard of it. :)
    It was actually a good friend who is a coffee tech and who also sells a range of machines including Domos, Isomacs, grinders and just about everything else to do with coffee.

    And theres no one more cynical than I where retailers are concerned. I have been in the business long enough to know when a bullsh!ter is trying to bullsh!te another bullsh!ter. ::)

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 777E6D7E6978697E767A1B0 link=1284040263/5#5 date=1284097994
    Quote Originally Posted by 645851495C3D0 link=1284040263/3#3 date=1284096409
    Quote Originally Posted by 20293A293E2F3E29212D4C0 link=1284040263/0#0 date=1284040263
    But I have been told a significant number of new machines have quality issues with the elements which need to be replaced with elements made in Australia before retailing. *
    Bet it was a retailer trying to sell you something other than a Silvia who told you, thats my cynical side. ;)
    Of course they may well be right though its the first Ive heard of it. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by 777E6D7E6978697E767A1B0 link=1284040263/5#5 date=1284097994
    It was actually a good friend who is a coffee tech and who also sells a range of machines including Domos, Isomacs
    It was actually a good friend who is a coffee tech and who also sells a range of machines including Domos, Isomacs, grinders and just about everything else to do with coffee.

    And theres no one more cynical than I where retailers are concerned. I have been in the business long enough to know when a bullsh!ter is trying to bullsh!te another bullsh!ter. ::)
    Fair enough, however Ive still heard nothing about Silvias coming into the country with dodgy boiler elements, perhaps others can throw some light on the subject.

    Quote Originally Posted by 777E6D7E6978697E767A1B0 link=1284040263/5#5 date=1284097994
    It was actually a good friend who is a coffee tech and who also sells a range of machines including Domos, Isomacs
    Does he stock Rancilio machines?


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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 023E372F3A5B0 link=1284040263/6#6 date=1284099489
    Does he stock Rancilio machines?
    Not anymore.

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 71786B786F7E6F78707C1D0 link=1284040263/7#7 date=1284114443
    Quote Originally Posted by 023E372F3A5B0 link=1284040263/6#6 date=1284099489
    Does he stock Rancilio machines?
    Not anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71786B786F7E6F78707C1D0 link=1284040263/5#5 date=1284097994
    And theres no one more cynical than I where retailers are concerned. I have been in the business long enough to know when a bullsh!ter is trying to bullsh!te another bullsh!ter.
    +2

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 333A293A2D3C2D3A323E5F0 link=1284040263/7#7 date=1284114443
    Not anymore.
    ;)

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 774B425A4F2E0 link=1284040263/9#9 date=1284167770
    Quote Originally Posted by 333A293A2D3C2D3A323E5F0 link=1284040263/7#7 date=1284114443
    Not anymore. *
    ;)

    I was chatting to a bloke at my local sponsors a couple of days ago, from what I can gather one of the other sponsors isnt playing fair with the wholesale pricing and everyone is moving to machines with better profit margins in this price bracket ;D

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 564D4D565F370 link=1284040263/10#10 date=1284189314
    Quote Originally Posted by 774B425A4F2E0 link=1284040263/9#9 date=1284167770
    Quote Originally Posted by 333A293A2D3C2D3A323E5F0 link=1284040263/7#7 date=1284114443
    Not anymore. *
    ;)

    I was chatting to a bloke at my local sponsors a couple of days ago, from what I can gather one of the other sponsors isnt playing fair with the wholesale pricing and everyone is moving to machines with better profit margins in this price bracket *;D
    I guessed this was the case, sensed a note of acrimony in some of the recent posts. ;)

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A464F5742230 link=1284040263/11#11 date=1284192306
    I guessed this was the case, sensed a note of acrimony in some of the recent posts. ;)
    Im a bit confused as to where this is all going in the context of my original post. But let me clarify that my friend is not a CS sponsor and does not know any CS sponsors other than in the usual professional manner.

    Nor did I in any way suggest that there was anything acrimonious or otherwise in how CS sponsors conduct their business with Rancilio or anything else.

    If anyone is interested, I recommended the Lelit along with the Nuova Simonelli Oscar on the basis of the largely favourable comments about these machines by other coffee snobbers. They will probably go the extra for the Oscar and a suitable grinder.

    Both will be purchased from a CS sponsor.

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 3D342734233223343C30510 link=1284040263/12#12 date=1284195751
    Quote Originally Posted by 7A464F5742230 link=1284040263/11#11 date=1284192306
    I guessed this was the case, sensed a note of acrimony in some of the recent posts. ;)
    Im a bit confused as to where this is all going in the context of my original post. But let me clarify that my friend is not a CS sponsor and does not know any CS sponsors other than in the usual professional manner.

    Nor did I in any way suggest that there was anything acrimonious or otherwise in how CS sponsors conduct their business with Rancilio or anything else.

    If anyone is interested, I recommended the Lelit along with the Nuova Simonelli Oscar on the basis of the largely favourable comments about these machines by other coffee snobbers. They will probably go the extra for the Oscar and a suitable grinder.

    Both will be purchased from a CS sponsor.
    I agree DD, the topic evolved quite quickly, I suspect there are quite a few members (myself included) who rightly or wrongly have a soft spot for Silvia, shes been around and given excellent service for a lot of years) and become a little protective when her honour is bought into question. ;)
    However as others have suggested the design is a little long in the tooth and there are other machines available at the moment that seem to offer more for the money, the Lelit, Nuova Simonelli Oscar, and Gee are obvious contenders.
    Hope your friend is happy with whatever machine he/she finishes up with. :)

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 063A332B3E5F0 link=1284040263/13#13 date=1284198866
    I agree DD, the topic evolved quite quickly, I suspect there are quite a few members (myself included) who rightly or wrongly have a soft spot for Silvia, shes been around and given excellent service for a lot of years) and become a little protective when her honour is bought into question. ;)
    However as others have suggested the design is a little long in the tooth and there are other machines available at the moment that seem to offer more for the money, the Lelit, Nuova Simonelli Oscar, and Gee are obvious contenders.
    Hope your friend is happy with whatever machine he/she finishes up with. :) *
    Crikey Jon, ya makin me cry :(. See what happens when you give a coffee machine a girly name?

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    Re: Lelit combi steaming delay

    Quote Originally Posted by 3C352635223322353D31500 link=1284040263/14#14 date=1284206868
    Crikey Jon, ya makin me cry Cry. See what happens when you give a coffee machine a girly name?
    ;D



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