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    Isomac Tea II

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    Hi all.
    Im new to posting on the forum but have been browsing for a while.
    Just bought a new Isomac Tea II with the help and advice of the staff at Di Bartoli.

    Thanks so much for all your help.
    Look forward to a lot of coffees.

    Thanks. :D

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Nice purchase, i take it youre upgrading from the 6910 then?

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Yep. Upgrading from the Sunbeam. The thermoblock for the steaming wand broke. In for repairs at the moment.

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Hi drac
    congats on the purchase.
    I have a 6910 and have been looking at the Tea as an upgrade as well.
    Please keep us posted, as to how you go with this step up.
    Keen to see your thoughts on this one.
    Jez

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Quote Originally Posted by 33253634570 link=1267771543/0#0 date=1267771543
    Hi all.
    Im new to posting on the forum but have been browsing for a while.
    Just bought a new Isomac Tea II with the help and advice of the staff at Di Bartoli.

    Thanks so much for all your help.
    Look forward to a lot of coffees.

    Thanks. :D
    Hey, me too 8-) Its a wonderful machine, isnt it?

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Im looking at purchasing the TEA II later this week. Keen to hear your thoughts on the machine so far. It seems perfect for my needs.

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Quote Originally Posted by 756E71666B3F36070 link=1267771543/5#5 date=1268177388
    It seems perfect for my needs.
    Which are?

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    One milk based coffee before i head to work in the mornings, and coffees on the weekends. HX machine, good price, decent sized drip tray. I like the look of it too. Assuming better steaming than the silvia.

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Well you do get an extra gauge for a little less money than the Expobar Leva, but the drip tray on the Leva is HUGE.

    Sounds like the Tea will do what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 312A35222F7B72430 link=1267771543/5#5 date=1268177388
    Im looking at purchasing the TEA II later this week. Keen to hear your thoughts on the machine so far. It seems perfect for my needs.
    PM sent.

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Quote Originally Posted by 54425153300 link=1267771543/0#0 date=1267771543
    Just bought a new Isomac Tea II with the help and advice of the staff at Di Bartoli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6443455B555E300 link=1267771543/4#4 date=1268047560
    Hey, me tooCool Its a wonderful machine, isnt it? *
    Hi Drac & Tsuken,

    The pleasure was ours! happy youre experiencing the real thing at home now a days. *:)


    rival81 PM sent.

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Hi Rival81.

    Just some thoughts so far on the Isomac Tea.

    Love it.

    Really havent had any real experience with other coffee machines except the Sunbeam E6910.

    So far:
    1. Construction - appears to be well made. Shiny stainless steel. Lid easily scratched if you leave your portofilter on top of it.
    2. Have been mainly using the single shot portofilter - now able to extract what I think is a reasonable shot. 25-30secs extraction giving a 30ml espresso with nice thick crema. Just not used to having to pull a lever to start then stop the shot. Have to concentrate a bit more (Sunbeam was volumetric).
    3. Heaps of steam compared to the Sunbeam. Frothed milk (for 1 latte) in ~10-15 secs. I am not used to so much steam yet. Not able to get nice microfoam yet. Just need more practice I think.
    4. Easy to clean. Large driptray - about half full at the end of the day after 6+ coffees. Rinsing and wiping this down every day as suggested.
    5. Supplied with 2 group handles (single and double basket), and a crappy plastic tamper. I bought a solid metal tamper when I purchased the machine.
    6. Di Bartoli were very helpful. Went through machine maintenance, timed a fed shots, frothed some milk. There are more than happy to show you what to do and answer any questions.
    7. Making 3-4 lattes per day. Just have to wait for it to warm up in the morning - takes around 10mins (with a flush through the group head).

    Will post more later when I have had time to play with it a bit more.

    Thanks.
    Michael. *:)

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    Re: Isomac Tea II

    Thanks for sharing your first impressions Michael. Look forward to hearing a little more down the track. Ive seen people put a tea towel on top of the tea (confused yet?) , amongst other machines, to protect the steel from scratches.



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