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    BOEMA

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    Does anyone have any information about the Boema machines. I was offered one last light but it requires a new pump (Not a problem) its a two group head system. I felt a little strange about it but he was genuine. I felt that if I said no I might offend the offerer so I accepted. Any information would be appreciated. I had a look at Boemas site and the cost of spare parts I think is quite reasonable.

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    Re: BOEMA

    I once asked Alan Frew about them..
    He didnt say too much but suggested that $500 would be a good price for a second hand single group. *
    I get the opinion that Alan is not the sort of guy that cracks nuts with a sledge hammer where as I tend to back over them with my sherman tank.
    Check the a.c archives, I think I found a couple of posts there. *Someone from Aust. had one.

    Gidi - has one from the post in the recent thread.

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    Re: BOEMA

    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchBean link=1083101463/0#0 date=1083101463
    Does anyone have any information about the Boema machines. I was offered one last light but it requires a new pump (Not a problem) its a two group head system. I felt a little strange about it but he was genuine. I felt that if I said no I might offend the offerer so I accepted. Any information would be appreciated. I had a look at Boemas site and the cost of spare parts I think is quite reasonable.
    I hope you got it at a good price! They have had a few probs with the ones at college where I work but could be user related. Ive heard some fairly harsh criticiisms of them from other sources as well but thay may be related to duty cycles in a commercial setting. Is this for home use only?

    btw f I was in Sydney I would have bid on an as new Faema single group which recently went on ebay for about $800

    Congrats on your purchase, enjoy!

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    Re: BOEMA

    I forgot to add....... It was a freeby.... He removed it from his Shop as it was not turning over enought money.... My gain I suppose. The people from Boema think it is a little large for a family home...... But my thought is why not get it whilst you have a chance....

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    Re: BOEMA

    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchBean link=1083101463/0#3 date=1083155818
    I forgot to add....... It was a freeby
    A fantastic pickup then. :D A great case of right place right time!

    The people from Boema think it is a little large for a family home
    What would Boema know anyways? ;D Too big is not big enough ;)

    Ed

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    Re: BOEMA

    Just an up-date for you all.

    I picked up the Bo-ema on Sunday and pulled the Groupheads apart and cleaned them out with some mild and this stripped any Calcium/Scale from inside the group heads heads, The solenoids were in good order. A quick trip to Sydney to pick-up some spare parts and I also needed to buy a new Motor and Pump for the Bo-ema as well. These parts excluding the Pump and Motor cost me a tad over $270.00. The unit was re-assembled and I also pulled both clock units down as well and serviced them. I discovered that it also needed to have the wiring sorted out as well. Once all was done I turned on the unit. Steam works well, Heating works well and basically the entire unit is fantastic. Works like a new one. Now all I need a decent grinder. and Tamper.

    Without being boastful, "I feel incredibly blessed" (PTL)

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    Re: Diadema machines?

    Having a look at the insides of the machine that Warren gave us the link to, I wonder how many people go for the machines with the timer touch pads or do people prefer the manuals. Our Boema has the timer clocks but rarely do we use them. We find that the 25 seconds taken to express usually gives us the right ammt of time to Froth the milk. So what are the preferences from you all?

    The only thing I see that might be a problem is the maze of wiring and extra electronics that a fully auto would have, Steam and electricity dont mix very well do they.


    FB *:)

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    Re: Diadema machines?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
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    I dont know about the Sylvias Frothing techniques but I will say one thing about the Boema, yes it has steam enought to lift the shuttle but I have to saddly admit the the nozzles on the Boema are a little too large for really good Latté art fothing consistency, I have seen the results of the art from both Ed and Rae and I would only just wish that I could get to something half as good as what you Pro-harts get. Is it really the speed in the frothing or would you say it it more the size of the holes in the steam nozzle?

    FB ;D



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