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    A newie coming soon...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    This is a new machine which I hope to be able to add to the range *8-).....What do you think, gang?? Pic is attached *;)

    * The Isomac mondiale features a 2,2-litre STAINLESS STEEL heat exchanger boiler for continuous espresso and steam production.
    * Body in special stainless steel AISI 304.
    * 1400-watt heat element for fast heat up and recovery time.
    * Automatic boiler refill system for optimal performance.
    * Pressurestat to adjust pressure and temperature within the boiler.
    * Double gauge: pressure gauge to monitor boiler and pump pressure.
    * E61 commercial group head with thermosiphon to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the brew group.
    * Heated cup warming surface.
    * Removable stainless steel drip & cup tray.
    * Two commercial 58mm portafilters made of chrome-plated brass.
    * Instant hot water on demand.
    * 2-litre removable water reservoir.
    * Vibe pump.
    * Pressure relief valve prevents splatter from built up pressure and makes cleaning easy.
    * Commercial grade electrical system for years of flawless performance.
    * Seamless molded stainless steel housing sleek look and superior construction.
    * Back-flush capable.
    * Two chrome-plated brass portafilters- 1 x single, 1 x double.



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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    so much chrome!

    how many drips does that drip tray hold?

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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    Hmm..I dont know Chris...looks a bit like a 57 Chev.. ::)

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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    Quote Originally Posted by stratford link=1154230388/0#2 date=1154235918
    Hmm..I dont know Chris...looks a bit like a 57 Chev.. ::)

    I had a laugh....ya gotta have a little bit o bling tho! 8-)

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    Wow, ...so shiny.

    Very nice looking machine; vintage and elegant.

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    Ahh shiny... Not completely sold on the shiny stainless I prefer the brushed look.

    Is the STAINLESS STEEL heat exchanger something new or taking the new Sunbeam thermoblock technology further?

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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    Personally, after having Giotto, I think the 2L water res is too small, and as was also pointed out the drip tray looks small..... in a mornings use of Giotto, the driptray is full almost to the brim, and I get approx 2.5 days from the water.

    Lifes great being a snob :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by poundy link=1154230388/0#6 date=1154296350
    Personally, after having Giotto, I think the 2L water res is too small, and as was also pointed out the drip tray looks small..... in a mornings use of Giotto, the driptray is full almost to the brim, and I get approx 2.5 days from the water.

    Lifes great being a snob *:P
    I had a laugh poundy- youll just have to let me sell you a Veneziano so you can plumb it in ;)

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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    Dont you tempt me !!

    Um, actually John had one on the bench when I was shopping around. I think the fish that can barely see over Giotto now would not like the imposition of Vennie.

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    Bling bling bling! *drool*

    How does the stainless steel heat exchanger boiler in this machine compare to your typical brass boilers in say a Silvia? (In both how it works and performance?)

    Any idea what ballpark the "RRP" is in on these babies?


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    Im wondering if you leave the portafiller in for ages, does the handle warm up like th rest of it? OUCH! :-/

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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    Wow,
    Is that a carry handle on the top? Portable as well !

    Bruce
    :o [smiley=shocked.gif]

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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt G link=1154230388/0#10 date=1154393976
    Im wondering if you leave the portafiller in for ages, does the handle warm up like th rest of it? OUCH! :-/
    I was wondering the same thing Matt.

    You certainly know when you touch the non-protected bit on mine.
    Brett.

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    Re: A newie coming soon...

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Weve had one of these for about three weeks now and very happy with it.
    It does make a bit of a statement sitting in its own alcove (shrine?)
    next to the fridge but were learning to live with it *:)

    Its taken a bit of practice to get a routine going, but its mostly good
    shots coming out now. Compared to the old Gaggia Espresso (acquired secondhand,
    ten years of faithful service), its opened up a whole new world.

    The 2 litre reservoir is a bit small, but made a lot easier to use by
    being refillable without removing the top (just swing back the "carry
    handle" and fill).

    The drip tray is a good size, certainly better than some we looked at.
    Measured it at a bit more than 750ml. Takes a while to fill it. Its also
    a good size and shape for resting things on.

    The handle stays cool even after being on for hours. The group gets
    pretty hot though, as would be expected.

    Its a great machine ...





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