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Thread: La Pavoni Cellini Premium - Thoughts on this machine please?

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    La Pavoni Cellini Premium - Thoughts on this machine please?

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    Does anyone know much about these machines? I was originally set on a Profitec 500, Rocket Mozzafiato Type V or a ECM Technika IV Profi depending on the deal I could get.

    Now I have come across the La Pavoni Cellini Premium and it is nearly $1000 cheaper than these machines.

    Does anyone own one, and can any experts tell me how this machine compares to the ones above? I don't think it has PID, that's all I can notice. Not much comes up online about these machines, and not many people sell them here.

    Is it a good buy for around $1800?

    Appreciate your thoughts

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    Nice bump Java Master, you might want to take the link out, you can't link to non sponsors sites. It isn't a very popular machine, you may have to wait more than two hours to get a response about it

    Casa Espresso sell La Pavoni and others, maybe call and ask their opinion of it. At the $1800 price you would want to be sure it is coming from an Aus vendor, not an overseas site masquerading as AU based.
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    There is a couple of people with them here on this site. A search will find them. They seemed happy with their choices when they were posting about the machine.
    Maybe a pm to them will get a faster response.

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    Maybe something like this...
    https://www.casaespresso.com.au/cime-011.html

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    It depends on your requirements JM, the LaPavoni is a compact machine with a smallish water tank and boiler.

    For an extra for an extra $700 you can have something like this https://www.casaespresso.com.au/bezzera-galatea.html if your not on a tight budget far better value in my opinion.
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    Both Mal and Yelta have offered valid options. If budget is restricted - not so much in your case it would seem - fixed, ok then bottom feeding is somewhat necessary. However the old axiom about getting what you pay for springs to mind......
    It is a bloody tangle of awesome looking choices out there. Emphasis is on awesome looking....
    As has been suggested in other threads, your very best option is to go talk to a knowledgeable specialist dealer - one of the sponsors is a great place to look because they are passionate about what they do and will do their level best to match a machine to you regardless of price point.
    my second crack worth, ......
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    I have owned one for three years. It has it faltered. I donít make heaps of cups as there is only me and the wife with the occasional friend. It has a 1.8lt boiler. I am not sure of the capacity of the water res. But it would be at least two litres. Once it is properly warmed up I have not run out of steam. It is quiet compared the Nouvo Simonelli Musica I owned previously. It has done everything I have asked it to. I would not call it bottom feeding.

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    Perhaps I wasn't clear enough to avoid causing offence, the bottom feeding referring to the idea of purchasing primarily based on price without a clear understanding of whether its truly suitable in this case when for the same money (even less sometimes) or for really very little more there is a galaxy of potentially much better choices for the OP than just this one particular machine.
    My initial approach to buying a proper espresso machine was eerily similar to the OP which is why I feel compelled to pay it forward.......
    Hence my recommendation to find at least one good specialist dealer to talk to if your knowledge is limited but interest is high.
    The point being,"regardless of price point" ( quote myself here) the chances of happily and successfully developing your skills are an awful lot higher following this path.
    Even if, like me you don't live near such a dealer, the phone is still quite a good method to open communication. From my observations on this forum site, the dealers are passionate about what they do and would want the OP to succeed. And lets not forget the after sales service aspect either.
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    No offence taken, I also spent some time trolling various makes and models and whilst the Cellini was my wife’s pick I have been more than satisfied with its performance. I initially was looking at a Profitec and an ECM but when the wife saw the Cellini in operation she chose it. On the day we bought it it was as quiet as the Profitec. I agree that you should check out all the machines in you price range. Most at this price range will make outstanding espresso with practice.
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    Thanks for all input. Decided to go for the Profitec 500 in the end, bought from Di Bartoli who were very helpful and packaged up everything needed to get started.
    Would have liked to see the La Pavoni but it really doesn't seem like a popular machine at all and not many stores carry it. From pictures it looks very nice and seems like great value at the price it was going for, but Profitec won out in the end for a number of reasons and we are really enjoying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by javameister View Post
    Thanks for all input. Decided to go for the Profitec 500 in the end, bought from Di Bartoli who were very helpful and packaged up everything needed to get started.
    Would have liked to see the La Pavoni but it really doesn't seem like a popular machine at all and not many stores carry it. From pictures it looks very nice and seems like great value at the price it was going for, but Profitec won out in the end for a number of reasons and we are really enjoying it.
    Well done JM the Profitec has a good reputation, keep us informed as to your experience with it.
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