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    Do dual function machines exist?

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    I love fussing over technological minutae but when my wife entertains she prefers to just push a few buttons and have things happen for her - so I was wondering if there was such a machine that could run in either full manual mode, or which does have auto options if less tech savvy users just want a quick coffee?

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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    NO ONEs going to say the obvious...???!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C7A6B676E6E6D6D080 link=1247408069/0#0 date=1247408069
    .... my wife... prefers to just push a few buttons and have things happen for her...
    ::)

    Have you tried Adam and Eve . com ? :o

    ..sorry. :-[


    There are some decent coffee makers that have push-button simplicity, but in regards to espresso machines, the "economical ones are compromises in the extreme for espresso quality as well as dependability, and the good ones are quite expensive. As with so many things, you pay for convenience.

    Dual purpose machines (super-auto, push button as well as manual control?). I have never seen one.


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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    Most machines that have volumetric pads also have a manual (continuous) brewing button whether it is on the volumetric pad itself or a rocker switch designed to bypass the volumetrics should it die during service in the case of commercial machines.

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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B68676D70564E27090 link=1247408069/1#1 date=1247414552

    Have you tried Adam and Eve . com *? * :o
    Randy by name Randy by........... I had a laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B68676D70564E27090 link=1247408069/1#1 date=1247414552

    Dual purpose machines (super-auto, push button as well as manual control?). I have never seen one.
    Yeah DRCoffee if you mean both superauto and manual that is hard to find, if at all?

    what about a quick-mill machine or something like a
    LA PAVONI DOMUS BAR DOSATA (google it)

    might be close to what you want ?

    or buy two? super auto for the wife and bling bling for you :D


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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    A semi auto machine is the go to get the best of both worlds

    However with this style of machine you will still need to grind,fill,tamp & load the portafilter then press a button

    Have a look at the Bezzera BZ07 DE or the Diadema Junior Elettronica or Junior Plus Semi Auto

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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 53777E7E7D7D4753776B7577180 link=1247408069/4#4 date=1247440900
    A semi auto machine is the go to get the best of both worlds

    However with this style of machine you will still need to grind,fill,tamp & load the portafilter then press a button

    Have a look at the Bezzera BZ07 DE or the Diadema Junior Elettronica or Junior Plus Semi Auto

    KK

    KK is on the button..


    All the systems offered are great and as an owner of a Diadema Junior Elettronica, I am happy... As my other constraint was size... Both the BZ07 and the Diadema Junior Elettronica have a narrow footprint.

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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 002F2624330C202F2026242C242F35410 link=1247408069/5#5 date=1247441976
    K is on the button.. *
    Very clever AM. *:P

    Anyway, I think the thread may have drifted from the OPs original question. *I think hes looking for a fully auto for the missus and a manual or semi-auto for himself....in the one beast. *ie. a GPP when he feels like a cuppa and a Jura when his wife wants one.

    Im certainly not aware of one.


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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    Im really enjoying these posts and feel like Im learning rapidly ... Ill continue research and then come back with more questions! :)

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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 685D444E1A1B2D0 link=1247408069/6#6 date=1247447071
    Anyway, I think the thread may have drifted from the OPs original question.I think hes looking for a fully auto for the missus and a manual or semi-auto for himself....in the one beast.ie. a GPP when he feels like a cuppa and a Jura when his wife wants one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7F4C434954726A032D0 link=1247408069/1#1 date=1247414552
    Dual purpose machines (super-auto, push button as well as manual control?). I have never seen one.
    DrCoffees wife will need to learn how to grind,tamp & load a group handle
    She should not think that its hard, just a little hands on preparation is all thats required

    Its a classic win-win situation with superior coffee the result

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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    [QUOTE=414D444949402C0 link=1247408069/3#3 date=1247436248]
    Quote Originally Posted by 5B68676D70564E27090 link=1247408069/1#1 date=1247414552
    what about a quick-mill machine or something like a
    LA PAVONI DOMUS BAR DOSATA (google it)
    Never seen this machine before, looks a lot like the Nemox Dell Opera, possibly made by the same company? *Is the dosing on the keypad for the grinder or the water output?

    Another option DrC could consider, although not highly recommended, is a pod machine. *

    I like Maheels suggestion the best, buy a fully auto to keep the wife happy and a proper espresso machine for yourself. *Some people simply cant be bothered with the whole grinding/tamping, no matter how much better the result is.

    I know people with $2K fully auto machines who have gone back to drinking instant and the machine is simply a fashion accessory in the kitchen. *Imagine the sort of coffee these people could have been drinking if theyd spent that money on a real machine/grinder.

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    Re: Do dual function machines exist?

    I can have 2 milk drinks out of my machine and then have the group head brushed and cleaned ready for the next in 5 minutes. The reality is that it is not that hard or slow to make a coffee with a regular espresso machine. The difference in flavor is worth it too. You and your wife might find that you really enjoy the art of making a proper coffee. Everyone on here does and I dont think you will find anyone that went from an auto to regular espresso machine who regrets the decision. If you want a quick coffee get a pod machine. Doubt they would be any worse than a full auto.

    JB



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