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    WTB Pavoni Professional or Elektra MCAL

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    Looking to replace my dying PV Export. Any of the above lever machines looking for new homes?

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    As per the Site Posting Policy you'll need to include a price willing to pay in your ad.


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    I've got a La Pavoni Europiccola (not professional, note) that I haven't used much over the last few years. I've modded it a fair bit, including making the portafilter naked, gotten wooden handles for it to replace the stock black ones and added a single hole steam wand.

    I'm told this is one from the late 60's and so made better than modern ones, although that's pure hearsay as far as I'm concerned. If you can't find what you're looking for and this sounds interesting, let me know. I'm in Melbourne.

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    I have a La Pavoni i don't use, personally i hate it.

    Needs a new thermostat, apart from that a good clean and would be good as new. It's a 90's model.
    Paid $900 2 years ago for it in the same condition. Will let it go for $650.

    I'm in Canberra so i would need to ship it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    As per the Site Posting Policy you'll need to include a price willing to pay in your ad.


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    Noted sorry! Looking to spend around $500. Flexible depending on condition and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropBear View Post
    I have a La Pavoni i don't use, personally i hate it.

    Needs a new thermostat, apart from that a good clean and would be good as new. It's a 90's model.
    Paid $900 2 years ago for it in the same condition. Will let it go for $650.

    I'm in Canberra so i would need to ship it.
    Ok....I'm interested. Can i ask what you hate about it? Are you able to PM me some pictures please?

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    I had one of the best shots I have had this year from a Pavoni Pro just a couple of weeks ago.

    When well managed, they're terrific, but you don't leave them on as they invariably get too hot. Steam performance is average, but they are capable of incredible espresso.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minniemousey View Post
    Ok....I'm interested. Can i ask what you hate about it? Are you able to PM me some pictures please?

    I will get it out of the box and take some tomorrow.
    Going to be in Wollongong for the week for work.

    I just hate leaver machines. It is super easy to service, and enjoyable when you pull a good shot.
    Overheating issue but a new Thermostat will fix that, this was causing the water to be too hot and burning the shots also.
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