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  • Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

    Was doing some browsing and found an espresso machine called Salvatore. Apparently theyre hand made to order by a bloke called (surprise, surprise) Salvatore. But....he resides in Santa Barbara, California, so theyre made in America! They look pretty high end with e61 groups etc...and he even custom makes. Doesnt look like theyre available outside of the USA, but thought it may be interesting to some people nevertheless. The website is www.salvatore-espresso.com if anyones interested.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

    Interesting - v.italian. Expecially the Ferrari Red colour, with the red group handle. That 6 year warranty is alright eh! and the lifetime warranty on the copper boiler.
    Some of those copper creations(monsters) are a bit much. Youve definitely gotta have the right place for those haha.
    Interesting though.

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    • #3
      Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

      I really love the look of the lever espresso machine.

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        Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

        Very interesting idea.
        The machines certainly look the part.
        Cant see any specs on the size of the drip tray though. Looks a little small in the pictures.

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          Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

          Yes, its probably a reasonable quality machine but I dont think it is necessarily better than any of the prosumer machines that we have access to in Australia already. A major stumbling block would be the fact the machines are designed to perform with a power supply of 110V. AC. I couldnt find any reference to their manufacturing machines suitable for 230-240V. AC operation....

          We have a wealth of equipment on hand here in Australia and I think that is where I would be looking first....

          Mal.

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          • #6
            Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

            Originally posted by SamR link=1200890937/0#2 date=1200894138
            I really love the look of the lever espresso machine.
            Get an Expobar like mine then, and it has a bigger drip tray.

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              Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

              Yeah, Id second that. Its definitely an advantage when you can basically empty the whole water tank into the drip tray; and then water the whole backyard with it.... ok maybe Im pushing it.

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                Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

                I do not own a Salvatore but have heard good things about them especially with service and custom options. A great idea for someone living on the west coast of the USA but not the best option for someone in Australia.

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                  Re: Anyone heard of Salvatore espresso machines?

                  Originally posted by Mal link=1200890937/0#4 date=1200908272
                  Yes, its probably a reasonable quality machine but I dont think it is necessarily better than any of the prosumer machines that we have access to in Australia already. A major stumbling block would be the fact the machines are designed to perform with a power supply of 110V. AC. I couldnt find any reference to their manufacturing machines suitable for 230-240V. AC operation....

                  We have a wealth of equipment on hand here in Australia and I think that is where I would be looking first....

                  Mal.
                  Yes...I agree Mal that we already have prosumer options in Australia. I dont intend buying one myself or suggesting it as an option for anyone else to import. I just thought a brand that not many have heard about & a prosumer machine that appears well made may stimulate some interest....just for the sake of interest.

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