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Topic: LaSpaz S1 ordered <> . . . rotary or vibe? (7 msgs / 205 lines)
1) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
Greg Scace and Mike (and some others, too) gave me a needed kick (or, at
least, a kick I couldn't undo). I was persuaded  by how the double boiler
and temp control might help me respond better to my particular roasts on any
particular day.  I'm pretty good at "reading" the E61, but at 2lbs of roast
per week and rarely a consecutive blend or degree of roast (by design,
usually), it's pretty tough to triangulate the "total" optimal shot.
Actually, that's been OK because the challenge and concentration are among
the things I enjoy the most.  Most interesting was whether to stick with
what I've experienced for 4+ years or try something new.  So there's my
answer.
A little sad about giving up on Retro and a new hunk of SS.
I took advantage of Chris'  "Huge Inventory Reduction Sale."  I'm sure I got
a good value, and I have no complaints.  I'm not so sure that 10% off for a
machine that will be replaced in a few weeks by a nicely improved model
warrants "Huge."  Maybe he should have said, "Nice. . .Sale."
However, it worked to get me a machine that I never thought I would own.
Now, if I could only learn to love plumbing. . ...
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Martin
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2) From: Robert Avery
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Just a little input ... while you ordered the new, but closeout machine. =
Tell Roger there at Criss's to through in the new upgrade to the boiler =
temp control. They upgraded the temp control thermocouple to a new style =
and the old one had days of being intermittent. Believe me ... he'll =
know what your are talking about when you mention it to him ... I have =
had several issues with the current design and upgraded to the new =
style. It is one of the features on the new machine. Have fun with your =
new S1 ... I love mine !!! Later, Bob

3) From: Cameron Forde
I'm really enjoying my S1 as well.  I put a sediment filter into the
water line and then split that to the faucet and espresso machine.  It
is nice having filtered water on tap (our water doesn't need
conditioning).  The filter is supposed to have a 3 mo life (GE
smartwater) and after 2.5 mo I've started noticing a reduction in flow
from the faucet.  Seems like the filter is doing its job keeping the
crud out!
Cameron
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4) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
Thanks Robert, That's helpful.  How long did you have the current design?  I
ask because Chris was also selling some used/30 day return machines at not
much less than the "new" old model which I opted for.  Just curious, and I'd
like as much background as possible.
Martin
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Martin
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5) From: Chad
Who is Chris?
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6) From: Robert Avery
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I have had mine for about 1 1/2 years .... I had one little problem .... =
but they took care of it for me ... the nice thing with a new one is the =
one year warranty.  They are very good about the equipment they sell. =
They are very helpful when you have questions also .... I love the dual =
boiler .... you can really crank out some latte's. I'm sure you'll enjoy =
it. .... a lot of money ... but your get what you pay for ... later, Bob =

7) From: Greg Scace
You're gonna like it!
At 08:56 PM 10/16/2006, you wrote:
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