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Topic: New Espresso Machine and Hot Water On Demand... (3 msgs / 59 lines)
1) From: Ron Feroni
I'm an espresso noob with just recently purchasing my first espresso machine ever, a Quickmill Anita.  I saw mention in this thread earlier on about a HX machine having the On Demand Hot Water.  
 
I too wanted this as I thought I would use it.  I don't.  And unless you use this feature ALOT then I would say forego the hot water spicket on a HX machine.
 
Reason is simple.  The boiler fills with hot water and once full does not empty unless you use the hot water spicket.  So if you say pull a few shots a day and then decide you want an americano a few days later and use the spicket you are getting water that's been heated for days, or heated cooled for days depending if you leave your machine on or not.  I've tried the water, it's horrid.  
 
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2) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
I have never understood all the htalk about a hot water device on an hx 
machine, because it is so simple to just use the steam wand to heat fresh 
water, works almost just as quick I imagine than the  hot water thing would, 
and the water is fresh, and it can keep machine costs down.
Claus

3) From: Sandy Andina
Hey, I use the water tap several times a day--for Aeropress, French  
Press, Americanos, hot chocolate, tea, even soup--and of course for  
heating up cups other than Pavinas as well as rinsing the PF.  So the  
water from the spigot is pretty fresh.
On Apr 14, 2008, at 11:43 AM, Ron Feroni wrote:
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