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Topic: Crystal espresso cups (6 msgs / 203 lines)
1) From: The Scarlet Wombat
Mike, how have you found the crystal demitasse cups hold the heat?  I 
understand those double walled stainless steel cups hold it very well, 
indeed.  I enjoy glass, even if I can't see it, so am wondering about heat 
retention.
Dan
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2) From: Mike McGinness
Dan,
These are heavy lead crystal, not glass. The bottom is 1/2" thick solid,
thick walls with patterned cuts on the outside and seem to hold the heat
well. A couple days ago I accidentally dropped one while drying it, my heart
started to sink, but it just bounced on the floor:-) A double shot doesn't
last me all that long though and I haven't done a side by side comparing
with the SS though...
MM;-)
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA

3) From: Ed Needham
Ya might want to check out using hot drinks with lead crystal.  Seems heated
drinks leech out significantly more lead than cold drinks.
Ed Needham
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4) From: James Gundlach
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If Dan does not want the leaded crystal demitasse cups, I will accept 
the risk of lead and get things moving again.
     Jim Gundlach
On Saturday, September 21, 2002, at 06:59 PM, Ed Needham wrote:
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If Dan does not want the leaded crystal
5454,0000,0000demitasse cups, I will accept the
risk of lead and get things moving again.
    Jim Gundlach
On Saturday, September 21, 2002, at 06:59 PM, Ed Needham wrote:
Ya might want to check out using hot drinks with lead
crystal.  Seems heated
drinks leech out significantly more lead than cold drinks.
Ed Needham
ed

5) From: Mike McGinness
From: "James Gundlach" 
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Not to disappoint, but I didn't offer the crystal demitasse cups! Here's a
cut & paste of my original message:
The tradition continues. I was the first to contact Jim for the Solis upper
burr. Figured a spare would be good to have for my Maestro. (While
continuing to eye the Mazzer Mini, Christmas maybe...)
I have two nice 2.5oz Stainless Steel Italian Made Espresso cups I never
use. They're straight sided with gold-toned 'wire' looping handles. They
really are nice, no saucers. (Since I got the heavy crystal demitasse cups
off eBay I can't get passed pulling shots into them and watching the crema
form! It's beeeaaauuutttiiifffuuulll;-) They go to the first to contact me
off list. Their yours for the same agreement. I'll send 'em to you, you then
send me the $ to cover the shipping and offer something to the list under
the same conditions.
MM;-)
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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6) From: James Gundlach
On Saturday, September 21, 2002, at 10:34 PM, Mike McGinness wrote:
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I didn't read the post close enough to catch the transition from 
stainless to leaded crystal.  I was mainly interested in getting off the 
issue of lead leaching.
Jim Gundlach
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