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    Aldi Machine Self Destructs

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    After about 6 weeks of loyal service my ultra cheap Aldi machine was acting up last night with steam coming out of both the steam wand and group head. *I shut it down and unpluged then removed the porta filter. *As I did there was a big bang, the filter screen blew off, knocked the group handle out of my hand and blew coffee grounds all over me and the kitchen.

    All I can say is wooohoo, now maybe I can slip a half decent machine past the minister for war and finance *::)

    Bernard

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    Re: Aldi Machine Self Destructs

    I had a laugh, the thing i love about aldi is the placement of the items, the other week they had ski poles and chocolate bars on the same shelf, and below them..........4wd winches, and bacon and eggs are only 3 steps away.......i love aldi! the MANS supermarket! ;)

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    Re: Aldi Machine Self Destructs

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7A742E3B2B2B4C0 link=1252670455/0#0 date=1252670455
    After about 6 weeks of loyal service my ultra cheap Aldi machine was acting up last night with steam coming out of both the steam wand and group head. *I shut it down and unpluged then removed the porta filter. *As I did there was a big bang, the filter screen blew off, knocked the group handle out of my hand and blew coffee grounds all over me and the kitchen.

    All I can say is wooohoo, now maybe I can slip a half decent machine past the minister for war and finance *::)

    Bernard
    Painted such a beautiful picture, the coffee I was drinking nearly ended up all over the keyboard. ;D

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    Re: Aldi Machine Self Destructs

    I had an experience close to this about 8 years ago whilst living with my brother.

    We were using a basic sunbeam model i think it was with the top that screwed off to fill the boiler.

    After making a couple of coffees for my brother and i he dicided he would like another so he proceeded to unscrew the boiler lid...Can you imagine what happened next?

    Thats right.. a loud popping noise and loud profanities from the kitchen!
    I ran to see what all the commotion was about to find my brother covered head to toe with hot water... i looked at the roof to see water droplets all over the ceiling...not exactly funny as it could have been a trip to the hospital but realising he was just stunned and wet.. i burst out laughing!

    We still laugh about it every time it gets mentioned, then i remind him he still owes me a new coffee machine...not that i would want it now :)

    Ahhh good times ...

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    Thats two occasions when a video camera running could have netted a decent enough prize on funniest home videos to afford a really serious coffee set up. ::)



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