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espresso machine

Postby ravanwin » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:48 pm

there's a £320 espresso machine down in newcastle that we could buy if we think it would be good? ours is a bit fucked as one of the elements is dead.

maybe this is silly. ignore it or take it serious.
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Postby swithun » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:59 pm

I don't know what kind of deal we have right now. Do we rent the machine and get free repairs, or was it cheap and we pay for repairs? If this one in Newcastle can work for X months/years without needing fixed, then it could be worth it.
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Postby Shannon » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 am

Here's the email (I think), but the photo link isn't correct.

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Hi,

The Star & Shadow (in Newcastle upon Tyne) have got a massive coffee
machine
needing a new home.

It was bought on ebay but has never been used much. This partly 'cos it
needs a
pressure-stat (to turn off the power to the heater when the pressure in
the
boiler is high enough) for £55. But the main reason is that we find
making
cafétiers much easier (and probably more energy efficient). We don't
really
need to make fancy espressos. And it is a big machine.

This machine would suit a social centre who makes a lot of coffee. It's
the
same sort of size as you get in coffee shops. There's a picture here:
http://www.coffeeparts.com/gag/gag4.html.

Let us know if you are interested. Delivery at some point might be
possible -
but it is really heavy.

Alan

http://www.starandshadow.org.uk
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Postby Shannon » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:37 am

Other people are expressing interest so decision needed soonish.
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Postby bryony » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:23 pm

The linkjust took me to the home page, which model is it?
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Postby Newington Bandit » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:25 pm

Do we know if it's got two steamers for milk (i.e soja and cow)?
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Postby swithun » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:42 pm

It could be a Gaggia. They look pretty nice. Most models have 2 steam arms, especially the 'massive' ones.

The page they want to link to is possibly this one, which just shows spare parts for Gaggia models. Part 616597 is a pressure-stat.
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Postby chris » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:46 pm

it is a gaggia, they want £250 for it plus itll cost about £70 to fix...
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Postby bill » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:07 pm

i can bring it up soon if yoose wANT


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Postby swithun » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:23 pm

I'd go for it, if it hasn't gone to someone else already. It can't be brand new for that price, but it also can't be worse than our current one, and should save a bit in call outs and repairs.
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Postby Shannon » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:21 am

Should I get in touch? A decent machine would be nice...
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