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  • ISOMAC MONDIALE

    Hello All,
    I have been following the site for ages and finally signed up. I am after any information on price and contact details for any Melbourne supplier of my new machine ( a well researched Isomac Mondiale)! Cheers

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    Re: Isomac Mondiale

    Hi Jaydee,

    I can obtain the Mondiale for you via special order (as its VERY EXPENSIVE for what it is)... Please note that there have been some "issues" with the build quality of the machine.

    You may wish to also consider an Diadema Junior Leva, ECM Giotto Premium/Classic or Unico Splendor- all superior (IMHO) machines and more competitive on price with similar features to the Mondiale. With all of these machine you get superb build quality, longevity and reliability.

    regards

    Chris

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    • #3
      Re: ISOMAC MONDIALE

      is it worth the extra for the stainless steel boiler?

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      • #4
        Re: ISOMAC MONDIALE

        In my opinion, no...These machines are over $2.7k...You are better off with a copper boiler....

        There has been research which points to stainless steel not being resistant to corrosion at temperature. Im told that this led to pitting and then holing of two boilers on otherwise very highly regarded commercial machines in the Blue Mountains. Apparently it came down to some unusual water but Im still concerned.

        Another sponsor has also informed of disappointing build quality (twisted body, screws not fitting etc) and issues with steam wands in a machine sourced for a client who ultimately wished hed purchased a different brand. Hopefully this was a one off, but the jury is out....

        At 10% over the price of the more expensive competitors, you are paying a heap for bling  :-?....For the moment at least, Im keeping them as special order machines....

        2mcm

        2mcm

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        • #5
          Re: ISOMAC MONDIALE

          Im sure that youre aware that Chris stocks the Giotto, which has a similar bling factor and a very, very good support network in Australia. It doesnt have a rotary pump. If that is an important factor, you might want to take a look at the ECM Veneziano, which Chris can also get for you. I think that it will be significantly more expensive than the Giotto or the Mondiale, but it has one ridiculously clever feature; it can be switched between both tank and plumbed in installation!

          A lot of the major US machine vendors (1st line, Chris Coffee, Wholelattelove) have subtly dropped Isomacs from their range after pushing them heavily over the past few years ...

          Cheers,

          Luca

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          • #6
            Re: ISOMAC MONDIALE

            Originally posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1157432094/0#3 date=1157480752
            In my opinion, no...These machines are over $2.7k...You are better off with a copper boiler....

            There has been research which points to stainless steel not being resistant to corrosion at temperature. Im told that this led to pitting and then holing of two boilers on otherwise very highly regarded commercial machines in the Blue Mountains. Apparently it came down to some unusual water but Im still concerned.

            Another sponsor has also informed of disappointing build quality (twisted body, screws not fitting etc) and issues with steam wands in a machine sourced for a client who ultimately wished hed purchased a different brand. Hopefully this was a one off, but the jury is out....

            At 10% over the price of the more expensive competitors, you are paying a heap for bling  :-?....For the moment at least, Im keeping them as special order machines....

            2mcm

            2mcm
            The first two Synessos in Australia (15k$ machines with stainless steel boilers) suffered this fate in Toowoomba. They developed pinhole punctures of the boiler due to the chloride content of the water. Ion exchange filters dont remove chloride, so there is a potential danger that your water may contain too much chloride. Even marine grade stainless steel is only resistant to chloride unduced corrosion at ambient temperatures, not highly elevated steam boiler temperatures.

            However, for most water, stainless steel should be fine.

            I wouldnt put a stainless steel boiler as a priority in a coffee machine though. Once copper has been passivated with a surface oxide layer its fine for the task. Afterall water pipes are copper.

            Cheers,

            Mark.

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