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  • VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

    Hi guys,
    I am looking for a new machine, and really like the VBM Domobar Super, levetta.

    I like the Giotto, but its all come down to the simpler cleaner lines of the VBM, and the 2x pressure guages (additional brew pressure guage) that the VBM has.

    I have spoken to a retailer, and they have warned me that the VBMs were poorly put together, and had lots of leaks around the machine, and problems with other aspects of the machine.

    I dont know whether the retailer was just trying to flog another brand of machine or was actually giving me good advice.

    Any comments from the coffee loving fraternity/sorority out there?
    Id love to get to the bottom of this before I part with close to $3K for a machine that might possible turn out to be a lemon!!

    Thanks in advance.

    Lovernotafighter.





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    Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

    Originally posted by 04273E2D3A26273C292E212F203C2D3A480 link=1254452209/0#0 date=1254452209
    I have spoken to a retailer, and they have warned me that the VBMs were poorly put together, and had lots of leaks around the machine, and problems with other aspects of the machine.
    Doesnt sound like this retailer knows Vibiemme at all ...

    charlie

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    • #3
      Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

      I would look for another retailer, I think he/she is trying to push another brand > or does not know anything about quality machines :

      Ive had my VBM for 2+ years without any problems at all

      Warren.

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      • #4
        Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

        Welcome to CS

        Dont know much about machines in general but apart from normal maintenance but like topshot no problems at all with the VBM Super in 18 plus months

        Chris

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        • #5
          Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

          I have had a VBM for about 10 months and no issues. I think there were some forum posts a while back about some sharp edges and leaking from the drip tray, but these are easily solved. This is a solid machine that makes great coffee. Recommend you go and speak to one of the sponsors for an objective opinion.

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          • #6
            Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post


            Is this the same retailer that told you that the mazzer no longer comes with a push button?

            The only way you can be sure you dont end up with a lemon is not to buy from this retailer.

            If I can be of help give me a call - doesnt matter if you buy from us or not.

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            • #7
              Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

              Two thumbs up on the VBM from me. The Piccolo and Domobar Super Lever at my old workplace got absolutely abused and never failed. I myself own the Domobar Super Lever and have had no regrets.

              As previously mentioned, it sounds like that retailer is pushing another brand, or doesnt know anything about VBMs. That and there are countless reviews online that give very favorable opinions of the VBMs.

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              • #8
                Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                I am not sure of your location Lovernotafighter

                1) I would go to a reputable establishment such as a sponsor near you

                2) I would not limit myself to one make unless I tried all that is on offer
                Choose a short list and get that special one machine that suits you or presses your buttons

                Go test & drink some coffee from a few machines and you will soon know what you like or dislike

                Remember Choosing a machine is personal

                Good Luck
                KK

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                • #9
                  Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                  Thanks for the feedback.
                  I thought it sounded like he was full of it.

                  He told me that because of reliability issues he has stopped selling that machine....................boom, boom!

                  Cheers
                  Lovernotafighter

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                  • #10
                    Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                    Yeah definitely something up there. If you read all the reviews for the VBM all over the web you notice several common themes, one of them is that its a superbly built machine with very high quality components.

                    That all rings true for mine, nearly 2 years on now and hasnt skipped a beat, and has been easy as to service myself.

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                    • #11
                      Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                      I have only had my VBM Super Lever for less than a day 8-)  but in doing research they seemed to be known as a very reliable and robust machine.

                      Bought of Chris @ Talk Coffee and he advised out of the 100s of this model sold (one of his best sellers) has had only 1 unit returned for (minor) repair.

                      As for me, time will tell - we are only just starting out on our honeymoon  :-* ;D

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                      • #12
                        Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                        Sounds like you are a discerning coffeesnob in the making there Lover...

                        Why not take it to the next step and check out your short-list of machines from a couple of reputable specialist dealers such as our Site Sponsors, listed over on the L/H side of the page. A discerning coffeesnob needs to be served by a discerning and passionate vendor..... 8-)

                        Mal.

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                        • #13
                          Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                          Thanks Mal,
                          from the look of it, Im in good cmpany here!

                          Cheers
                          Make love not war...(and boycott GMO food products especially those caffeine free coffee beans, why would you want to invent something like that?)

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                          • #14
                            Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                            What a joke! I use to own a Levetta and upgraded to the Super last year. They are both brilliant.

                            I bought both from Talk Coffee and Chris looked after me well. His ongoing support is fantastic. In fact all the site sponsors Ive dealt with have been brilliant regardless of whether I made a purchase or not.

                            My 2 cents worth for you.

                            Happy brewing :-)

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                            • #15
                              Re: VBM Domobar.........advice needed. VBM owners pls post

                              Originally posted by 597A6370677B7A6174737C727D617067150 link=1254452209/8#8 date=1254465842
                              Thanks for the feedback.
                              I thought it sounded like he was full of it.

                              He told me that because of reliability issues he has stopped selling that machine....................boom, boom!

                              Cheers
                              Lovernotafighter
                              Maybe he/they did not provide follow up support or bother to explain that even teh best machine needs to be managed and looked after..

                              Water / Cleaning and Anti-Vac valves etc etc all need to be managed to some extent..

                              Good suppliers know this and spend the time to help and support... It may take a little effort but pays off in teh long run for all stakeholders...

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