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    I use my expresso machine first thing in the morning then not again until around lunchtime. Should I leave it switched on all morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australis View Post
    I use my expresso machine first thing in the morning then not again until around lunchtime. Should I leave it switched on all morning?
    Why would you? Most will likely switch off after a period of time anyway. But considering most machines take all of 5 min to get to temp, why would you waste the power?

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    Australis why not consider a wifi connected timer? Some machines take half an hour or more to get up to temp, with a timer you can set a time or control remotely. If you mention the machine I am sure someone would be able to give an idea of warm up time.
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    What machine is it?

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    The warm up time is considerable. The machine is a Rocket Mozza. Evo. R

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    Leave it on until after your lunchtime usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australis View Post
    I use my expresso machine first thing in the morning....
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    ...The machine is a Rocket Mozza. Evo. R
    Impossible! That's an espresso machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by drwharris View Post
    Most will likely switch off after a period of time anyway.
    ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by drwharris View Post
    But considering most machines take all of 5 min to get to temp
    ?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by saeco_user View Post
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    ????? ?????

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    wasn't sure if you meant the comments above or they were written in jest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeco_user View Post
    wasn't sure if you meant the comments above or they were written in jest.
    Absolutely mean them. Without knowing what the OP has, my first thought was entry level consumer which mostly have an automatic shutoff and and small boilers that heat up pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drwharris View Post
    ... and small boilers that heat up pretty quickly.
    and group heads that usually don't. Also, if it did fully heat in five minutes then I doubt Australis would be bothering with the question.
    Last edited by beensean; 5 Days Ago at 05:40 PM. Reason: deleted superfluous part

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    Quote Originally Posted by beensean View Post
    and group heads that usually don't. On CS, I am expecting a higher than usual ratio of not-the-cheapest-from-GG/BL. Also, if it did fully heat in five minutes then I doubt Australis would be bothering with the question.

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    ...which now appears anyway

    Anyway, now that we all know what the machine is, the answer to leave it on will be convenient and not too costly. It should have good boiler insulation.

    Also, install solar panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beensean View Post

    Also, install solar panels.
    Found the solar panel salesperson.

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    Thanks and yep I do have solar.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Australis ...do you have Good water filtration in place?

    Extended on / idling time will place more emphasis on your water / filtration.
    Not to the point of a drastically reduced life cycle of the machine or quality of experience.
    But As we know scale is the result of undissolved solids left behind when water is brought to the boil and into steam.
    And internal scale is the hidden enemy of espresso machines ...as well as one of the (likely) major contributors to sour tastes

    A very nice machine like the Mozzafiato, deserves ...
    good water and ....[/B]a WiFi switch[B] -
    setup to a number of time cycles to match coffee making needs... with 3/4hr heat up cycle.
    And the remote access via the switch is there ....for any change in circumstances as well.

    And a 3 stage filtration setup.
    Water Softener Cylinder, Initial Filtration (10-13microns = Coffee Std) and a final Sub Micron Filter
    would ensure the machines health And contribute to a very fine shot taste.

    Good Luck with it Australis...let us know how you go...

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