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  • Espresso Machines War: Lelit Diana vs. Isomac Tea Due vs. Domobar Junior

    Hi

    I know that this is another foolish newbie's question
    but anyway

    I have a choice between these three machines
    1) Lelit Diana (PL60T V2) Dual Boiler
    2) Vibiemme Domobar Junior
    3) Isomac Tea Due

    Daily routine: one espresso, one cappuccino
    I know what is PID, E61 group head and what is the heat exchange technology

    The question is - which one would you recommend? and why?

  • #2
    I think they are all capable of a ripper brew with the right ingredients and technique. It come more down to the look you prefer and the intricacies that suit you best. Try them out in the flesh if you can.

    Cheers

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    • #3
      Just bought a Domobar Jnr from coffee aroma. Very happy after gaggia Classic. Not in this sub-forum price range, though.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 123and456 View Post
        Hi

        I know that this is another foolish newbie's question
        but anyway

        I have a choice between these three machines
        1) Lelit Diana (PL60T V2) Dual Boiler
        2) Vibiemme Domobar Junior
        3) Isomac Tea Due

        Daily routine: one espresso, one cappuccino
        I know what is PID, E61 group head and what is the heat exchange technology

        The question is - which one would you recommend? and why?
        Choosing a machine is often more about knowing how you want to use it rather than listing all the differences in the machines. Heat up time is probably the biggest "functional" difference between them. The Lelit Diana is ready in 10 minutes and the other two take 30min+. The E61 group head is nice, but you can achieve coffee that's just as good on a machine without one. Whether or not the PID is of benefit depends more on whether you like to tinker rather than the quality of the end result in the vast majority of cases.

        charlie

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        • #5
          Why is your choice between just those 3 machines?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by trentski View Post
            Why is your choice between just those 3 machines?
            a) price range up to 2,000

            b) decent quality (as people say)
            My old Breville double boiler passed away after 4.5 years (RIP). This time I want to buy something not from "appliances guys"

            c) Domobar and Isomac look shiny and sexy! )))))

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JetBlack_Espresso View Post
              Choosing a machine is often more about knowing how you want to use it rather than listing all the differences in the machines. Heat up time is probably the biggest "functional" difference between them. The Lelit Diana is ready in 10 minutes and the other two take 30min+. The E61 group head is nice, but you can achieve coffee that's just as good on a machine without one. Whether or not the PID is of benefit depends more on whether you like to tinker rather than the quality of the end result in the vast majority of cases.

              charlie
              Thank you very much, Charlie!
              Great and very useful explanation

              About this "warming up time". Does it really need to take this long? 30 or even more minutes?!?
              Ohh.. I'm afraid it's not for me

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              • #8
                Suggest you email all sponsors via the link at the top of the web page (not tapatalk).
                Give them your wish list and budget and you might be surprised what your options really are.
                I'll say it again that the 15 minute warm up time is your biggest constraint. If you drop that Or extend it to 30 minutes then a lot of the e61 group machines come into play.
                I'd recommend Hx or dual boiler just for ease of use in making milk drinks but for one a day you could get by with a single boiler.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by trentski View Post
                  Suggest you email all sponsors via the link at the top of the web page (not tapatalk).
                  Give them your wish list and budget and you might be surprised what your options really are.
                  Great suggestion
                  Another suggestion is to call at least 2 sponsors to get at least 2 opinions. A phone call really helps a sponsor to match a machine to you and your needs.
                  Cheers - Paul

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                  • #10
                    If heat up time is an issue, just use a timer.

                    Cheers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by artman View Post
                      If heat up time is an issue, just use a timer.
                      Definitely. Get a WiFi power point timer if you want to get really techy.

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