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Pavel_Gudkov
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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2012, 10:02pm
Subject: Tamper Size For La Pavoni Europiccola EL ?
 

Good morning!

Ive just ordered a La Pavoni Europicolla EL ( http://www.lapavoni.it/model.asp?id=4 ) , and i wonder what tamper size i need to get ?

Thank you!

Pavel
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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2012, 10:23pm
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Pavel_Gudkov Said:

Good morning!

Ive just ordered a La Pavoni Europicolla EL ( http://www.lapavoni.it/model.asp?id=4 ) , and i wonder what tamper size i need to get ?

Thank you!

Pavel

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Pavel, my Europiccola Millennium was a 51mm PF. I'm guessing the same for yours.

 
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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2012, 2:07am
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Yep, 51 mm is right.

 
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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2012, 9:45pm
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NobbyR Said:

Yep, 51 mm is right.

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Thanks, Norb.

Slightly OT, with apologies to our OP.
I've owned my Olympia Cremina 67 (1981 model year) for over 5 years now. I've had for the most part wonderful shots, and the occasional near G-shot.
However, the BEST shot I ever had at home came from the La Pav Europiccola Millennium I mentioned above.
Truly the elusive G-shot we all hope for.

There was only one. I sold the Euro due to my finding the Cremina, a more forgiving machine, and for me, more suitable to my familial situation.

 
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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2012, 9:52pm
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Pavel, a hint to help you get more consistent shots with your new machine.
Remember to always open the steam valve when the ready light first goes out. This will relieve the "false pressure' and allow the machine to reach true operating temperature.
Your first shot may be a little on the cool side, even after a short flush. Make an Americano and give it to your wife or significant other! (I call them "spousal Americanos!")
Your next shot, if pulled within 2 minutes should be pretty close to 200f/92c or so.
The 3rd shot, if pulled quickly will be on the hot side, but drinkable.
What Pavoni owners have learned is if you soak your PF in ice water for 10 seconds, then insert it in the group for about a minute, you'll bring the group back to proper brew temp for another 2 shots.

By then, you'll probably need to fill the boiler. I usually got about 6-7 shots, I believe, less if I steamed milk.

 
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