fredk01 Senior Member Joined: 20 Feb 2012 Posts: 136 Location: Canada Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Saeco Aroma Grinder: OE Pharos
Posted Tue Feb 26, 2013, 8:56pm Subject: Unic Pony
Just when I thought I had it figured out.
I may have an opportunity to acquire a Unic Pony dual boiler. With dual 1 L boilers its way overkill for the amount of use I will give it, but it is an in production machine so I expect there will be parts available for a while.
Size wise it seems quite compact, maybe 2" longer than the CC1 and 1" wider.
Some questions. If I am pulling one drink a day (sometimes not even that) except weekends am I going to end up with a lot of stale water because there is not enough turnover? This is somewhat important because I will have to buy distilled water to reduce the hardness to something approaching reasonable.
This thing has volumetric dosing. I have no idea if I can override this or if that is desirable. Thoughts?
Hmm... does this thing have a 3 way valve for backflush/pressure relief?
Anybody have recent experience with this machine? I see a post from 2003 where Chris' Coffee called it junk, but some others that seem to like the machine.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,681 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Wed Feb 27, 2013, 4:53am Subject: Re: Unic Pony
In the real world, stale water is for the most part a myth. All volumetric machines can be operated in semi mode but you will love the volumetric feature I have no use of that machine, like anything used, condition is most important. The non standard pf might be an issue for aftermarket baskets etc.
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