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Old 08-08-2009, 06:40 PM   #21
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I get up, piss, go downstairs, turn on the machine, get the newspaper, read a few things, then start the espresso regime. It doesn't seem to be adding a lot of time to my morning.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:50 PM   #22
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Actually the Brasilia has a hole in the cup warmer to fill the resevior so a funnel should work. Good idea on the furniture sliders.

Didn't realize the Anita was so big either....

As far as polishing goes, I'm not too worried. I have a chrome covered motorcycle and a quick wipe with windex without alcohol does the job with a polish every so often.

I love the way a shiny machine looks.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:09 PM   #23
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Actually the Brasilia has a hole in the cup warmer to fill the resevior so a funnel should work. Good idea on the furniture sliders.

Didn't realize the Anita was so big either....
The Brasilla looks a lot like the Anita, but looks like it's only got one
gauge. If the cup warmer tray is anything like mine anhttp://tgpvideos.****access.com/galleries/shemalessurprise/70oilm/06.mpghttp://tgpvideos.****access.com/galleries/shemalessurprise/70oilm/06.mpgd I suspect it is because these e61 machines are more similar than different, it's slotted with one round hole on either side. AFAIK, those are finger holes to lift the tray out they're not meant to pour water through. You need to physically be able to see the reservoir to fill it unless your machine is different
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:22 PM   #24
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2 Guages on the Brasilia. I was reading on a Brasilia UK forum about people filling the resevoir through a hole in the cup warmer and recommending a funnel as it can make a mess without.

I'll know for sure in a few days.

The two machines do look a lot alike and I like the fact that neither has the plastic rocker switches.

Question; did you have to adjust the expansion valve for your brew pressure or was it set right?
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:39 AM   #25
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2 Guages on the Brasilia. I was reading on a Brasilia UK forum about people filling the resevoir through a hole in the cup warmer and recommending a funnel as it can make a mess without.

I'll know for sure in a few days.

The two machines do look a lot alike and I like the fact that neither has the plastic rocker switches.

Question; did you have to adjust the expansion valve for your brew pressure or was it set right?
It was set correctly for me, but, at least on the Anita it isn't that difficult to adjust, and it only takes a couple of minutes to take the shell off.

I went to the website and took a look at the pic of the top of the machine, and I can see what you're talking about with the hole in the cup warmer tray. I, personally, would remove the tray so that I can see the reservoir while I'm filling it. The inside of the machine is a whole lot of empty space, and if you miss with the water you'll be spilling water all inside where the wiring and electronics are.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:26 AM   #26
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Gauges? We don't need no stinking gauges. How do you all find time to make coffee between polishing all that chrome and reading all those gauges? WTH?

Yo Fl'ink - moving my machine around for filling is an issue for me, too. I never plumbed mine in. I got a $1.99 thin roll-up plastic "cutting board" at WallyWorld to place the machine on and scissors-trimmed it to size just matching the Oscar footprint. The rubber feet of the coffeemaker grab the plastic but the underside of sheet slides easily on countertops. It's invisible but it's like the machine is on wheels.
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Oh crap, that's right! I also have to figure out how to make coffee from this thing once it arrives.

I woulda plumbed mine in, but don't have that option, I think.....
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:56 PM   #28
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Fwiw, I asked WLL about leaving the machine pluggedin and they don't recommend it.
They say it reduces the life of the Patsy as well as the prongs and grouphead gasket.

Who knows how accurate that is...
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:41 PM   #29
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Fwiw, I asked WLL about leaving the machine pluggedin and they don't recommend it.
They say it reduces the life of the Patsy as well as the prongs and grouphead gasket.

Who knows how accurate that is...
Well that is maintenance any how.

If you use a timer just have it click on with plenty of time to warm all the brass up. 1400 watts will do it in half an hour but if you compare the portafilter temp to that of when it has been on 45-60mins you'll pull better shots. You don't want anything to reduce the temp of the water. My Oscar says it is ready in 10-12min but the shots taste like crap and even though 30min is much better 45 is prime.
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I'm sure I'll figure out a system that works best and am thinking about just leaving it on at night then shutting it off all day when I am at work.

Just noticed a typo, I meant to say Pstat, NOT patsy.

I know that all the coffee shops and restaurants keep theirs on all day...
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