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1) From: Mike Chester
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In general, HX machines cost a bit less than DB machines.  They require =
a little more talent to use.  You have to do a simple temp surf to get =
the brew temp correct.  With the DB, you still need to do a flush of the =
grouphead, but the temp is more stable.  This is an advantage if you use =
the same SO or blend most of the time.  The HX actually lets you adjust =
temps on the fly easier for different brews.  
All in all, I have been pleased with my Vetrano.  I have had a couple of =
problems, but Chris' service dept. was excellent to deal with.  I bought =
a unit that had been returned under the buyer's remorse policy.  I got a =
substantial discount and it came with the same warranty as a new =
machine.  The other machine I seriously considered was the Bric.  I =
think it might be built a bit more heavy duty than the Vetrano, but =
their specs are very similar.  I would have bought which ever one I got =
the best deal on and it turned out to be the Vetrano.  
Since Tom sells machines, I won't comment on dealers on list, but if you =
contact me off list, I will share what I know about them.  
If you have not already read these articles, or if someone else is =
reading this and is interested, there are a couple of articles on Home =
Barista that explain how various machines work.http://www.home-barista.com:80/espresso-guide.htmlhttp://www.home-barista.com/forums/espresso-machines-101-t368.html
All about HX machineshttp://www.home-barista.com/hx-love.htmlOne on PID of an HX  http://www.home-barista.com/forums/pid-on-hx-this-is-my-thinking-is-it-fl=awed-t2553.html
Review of the Vetranohttp://www.home-barista.com/vetrano-buyers-guide.htmlI hope that this has been of some help.
Mike Chester


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