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Topic: the new Magister is here (5 msgs / 327 lines)
1) From: Sandy Andina
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Waiting for my son or husband to come home and haul my new Magister  
MS-40 out of the car so I can set it up.  They showed me how to use  
it at the shop, so basically, any necessary orientation will be on  
how to fill it (a funnel into the top of the tank, whereas previous  
machines had wide open tops once the lid was removed), sliding my  
Bodum Pavina cappuccino cups in under the PF by tilting them (the  
distance between the spouts and drip tray is a bit shorter than with  
even the Silvia--this is a commercial machine, and cafes brew shots  
into espresso cups, short classic cappa cupps or shot glasses for  
making lattes). However, this has a tall and deep drip tray that  
needn't be emptied as often as either the Livia's or Silvia's. It is  
a HX machine with a pump pressure gauge; the boiler (auto-filled) is  
1.5 liters (compared to the Livia's 1.2 and the Silvia's 12 oz.). The  
cup warmer is all business--it gets MUCH warmer than the Silvia's or  
Livia's.  It comes with a wide steam wand tip, but it'll probably  
accept a 2-holer--the wand is longer than the Livia's, thicker than  
the Silvia's and with the machine being elevated on a base (which  
drawer I use as a knockbox rather than for storage) it should handle  
larger pitchers with aplomb.  Therefore, I suspect that after I get  
the feel of its steam response and dial my Mazzer in for optimal  
shots (the tech suggests I preinfuse for 4 sec., which is what he  
does at home).  Comes with a rubber backflush disc rather than a  
blind filter. Only sour note is that the PF is a tad smaller than  
std., probably 54mm according to the tech, and he could not quickly  
locate a 54mm tamper for it. However, my 57 mm. tampers seem to fit,  
at least the tops of their bases sitting flush with the rim of the  
baskets.  Not an e61 group, but I don't care--in fact, not having  
that big hot exposed hunk of stainless-cowled brass is probably safer  
for me.  Hot water tap is on the right. It is narrower than the  
Silvia but a little longer than even the Livia.  And if the Silvia is  
built like a Sherman tank, the MS-40 is built like a nuclear fallout  
bunker.
All this came at no cost to me other than my dead Livia and the $250  
tuneup/repair fee I originally paid. But the shop owner is no fool-- 
he knows that I'll be bringing it in at least annually for a  
professional descaling (not a DIY procedure), and will probably have  
him service my Mazzer as well when the time comes.
Tomorrow I will report back after putting it through its paces.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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Waiting for my son or husband to come home and haul my new Magister =
MS-40 out of the car so I can set it up.  They showed me how to use it =
at the shop, so basically, any necessary orientation will be on how to =
fill it (a funnel into the top of the tank, whereas previous machines =
had wide open tops once the lid was removed), sliding my Bodum Pavina =
cappuccino cups in under the PF by tilting them (the distance between =
the spouts and drip tray is a bit shorter than with even the =
Silvia--this is a commercial machine, and cafes brew shots into espresso =
cups, short classic cappa cupps or shot glasses for making lattes). =
However, this has a tall and deep drip tray that needn't be emptied as =
often as either the Livia's or Silvia's. It is a HX machine with a pump =
pressure gauge; the boiler (auto-filled) is 1.5 liters (compared to the =
Livia's 1.2 and the Silvia's 12 oz.). The cup warmer is all business--it =
gets MUCH warmer than the Silvia's or Livia's.  It comes with a wide =
steam wand tip, but it'll probably accept a 2-holer--the wand is longer =
than the Livia's, thicker than the Silvia's and with the machine being =
elevated on a base (which drawer I use as a knockbox rather than for =
storage) it should handle larger pitchers with aplomb.  Therefore, I =
suspect that after I get the feel of its steam response and dial my =
Mazzer in for optimal shots (the tech suggests I preinfuse for 4 sec., =
which is what he does at home).  Comes with a rubber backflush disc =
rather than a blind filter. Only sour note is that the PF is a tad =
smaller than std., probably 54mm according to the tech, and he could not =
quickly locate a 54mm tamper for it. However, my 57 mm. tampers seem to =
fit, at least the tops of their bases sitting flush with the rim of the =
baskets.  Not an e61 group, but I don't care--in fact, not having that =
big hot exposed hunk of stainless-cowled brass is probably safer for me. =
 Hot water tap is on the right. It is narrower than the Silvia but a =
little longer than even the Livia.  And if the Silvia is built like a =
Sherman tank, the MS-40 is built like a nuclear fallout bunker.
All this came at no cost = to me other than my dead Livia and the $250 tuneup/repair fee I = originally paid. But the shop owner is no fool--he knows that I'll be = bringing it in at least annually for a professional descaling (not a DIY = procedure), and will probably have him service my Mazzer as well when = the time comes.
Tomorrow I will report = back after putting it through its paces. Sandywww.sass-music.com
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2) From: James Raven
Wonderful Sandy, how great for you and husband too.
Good luck & Happy Shots, Have Fun & Enjoy!!
Peace.
To: homeroast
CC: livia-90
From: sandraandina
Subject: +the new Magister is here
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:45:48 -0500
Waiting for my son or husband to come home and haul my new Magister MS-40 o=
ut of the car so I can set it up.  They showed me how to use it at the shop=
, so basically, any necessary orientation will be on how to fill it (a funn=
el into the top of the tank, whereas previous machines had wide open tops o=
nce the lid was removed), sliding my Bodum Pavina cappuccino cups in under =
the PF by tilting them (the distance between the spouts and drip tray is a =
bit shorter than with even the Silvia--this is a commercial machine, and ca=
fes brew shots into espresso cups, short classic cappa cupps or shot glasse=
s for making lattes). However, this has a tall and deep drip tray that need=
n't be emptied as often as either the Livia's or Silvia's. It is a HX machi=
ne with a pump pressure gauge; the boiler (auto-filled) is 1.5 liters (comp=
ared to the Livia's 1.2 and the Silvia's 12 oz.). The cup warmer is all bus=
iness--it gets MUCH warmer than the Silvia's or Livia's.  It comes with a w=
ide steam wand tip, but it'll probably accept a 2-holer--the wand is longer=
 than the Livia's, thicker than the Silvia's and with the machine being ele=
vated on a base (which drawer I use as a knockbox rather than for storage) =
it should handle larger pitchers with aplomb.  Therefore, I suspect that af=
ter I get the feel of its steam response and dial my Mazzer in for optimal =
shots (the tech suggests I preinfuse for 4 sec., which is what he does at h=
ome).  Comes with a rubber backflush disc rather than a blind filter. Only =
sour note is that the PF is a tad smaller than std., probably 54mm accordin=
g to the tech, and he could not quickly locate a 54mm tamper for it. Howeve=
r, my 57 mm. tampers seem to fit, at least the tops of their bases sitting =
flush with the rim of the baskets.  Not an e61 group, but I don't care--in =
fact, not having that big hot exposed hunk of stainless-cowled brass is pro=
bably safer for me.  Hot water tap is on the right. It is narrower than the=
 Silvia but a little longer than even the Livia.  And if the Silvia is buil=
t like a Sherman tank, the MS-40 is built like a nuclear fallout bunker.
All this came at no cost to me other than my dead Livia and the $250 tuneup=
/repair fee I originally paid. But the shop owner is no fool--he knows that=
 I'll be bringing it in at least annually for a professional descaling (not=
 a DIY procedure), and will probably have him service my Mazzer as well whe=
n the time comes.
Tomorrow I will report back after putting it through its paces.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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3) From: Sheila Quinn
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Sounds fantastic -- have fun with it!
Sheila
Sandy Andina wrote:
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Sandy,
Sounds like you are a bit more optimistic about this machine than you
were when you first googled it. I'm looking forward to your reports.
Brian
On 10/30/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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5) From: Sandy Andina
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When I first Googled "Magister espresso" I only saw the dual-purpose  
single- home units and the multi-group commercial machines.  This  
one's the HX one-group commercial, UL and NSF rated MS-40.  Roger the  
dealer/tech and his partner are making a house call tomorrow to  
troubleshoot it--perhaps it's a leaky tank (in which case they're  
bringing a spare) or one of the hoses worked loose in transit.
On Oct 31, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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When I first Googled "Magister espresso" I only saw the dual-purpose =
single- home units and the multi-group commercial machines.  This =
one's the HX one-group commercial, UL and NSF rated MS-40.  Roger the =
dealer/tech and his partner are making a house call tomorrow to =
troubleshoot it--perhaps it's a leaky tank (in which case they're =
bringing a spare) or one of the hoses worked loose in =
transit. 
On Oct 31, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Brian Kamnetz =
wrote:
Sandy, Sounds = like you are a bit more optimistic about this machine than youwere when you first googled it. I'm looking forward = to your reports. Brian On 10/30/07, Sandy Andina <sandraandina> = wrote:  The cup warmer is = allbusiness--it gets MUCH warmer = than the Silvia's or Livia's.  = It comes with awide steam wand tip, but = it'll probably accept a 2-holer--the wand is longerthan the Livia's, thicker than the Silvia's and with = the machine beingelevated on a base (which drawer = I use as a knockbox rather than forstorage) it = should handle larger pitchers with aplomb.  ... And if the Silvia is = built like a Sherman tank, the MS-40 is builtlike a nuclear fallout bunker. = homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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