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hifi_guy
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Posted Thu May 26, 2005, 2:27pm
Subject: Just bought a used Cimbali M28 Select...do I need therapy?
 

Hi all,

I probably have some neurosis that forces me to buy used espresso machines on ebay. This time around, it's a Cimbali M28 Select that was simply too cheap to just ignore. 326 Euros. Maybe some of the Cimbali regulars weren't aware of it because the seller wrote "Cimballi" in the description.

Anyone using one of these? Any experience you could share? I don't know much about the machine, and a CG search turned up nothing.

For example, how is the steam valve operated? I'll sure find out when I pick the machine up in a few days, but I'm curious. And I hope it's still in decent condition...I seriously do.

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Bernhard
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Posted Thu May 26, 2005, 4:47pm
Subject: Re: Just bought a used Cimbali M28 Select...do I need therapy?
 

Maybe you should have a closer look at the german kaffee-netz.de (not because of the therapy, but of the cimbali discussions)

Greetings \\//

Marcus
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Posted Fri May 27, 2005, 2:00pm
Subject: Re: Just bought a used Cimbali M28 Select...do I need therapy?
 

Marcus, I'm also a Kaffee-Netz user, "DaleBCooper", to be precise. I didn't find much on the M28Select, though. Neither here nor on the German forum. After some weeks with my Personal V, the thought of a commercial two-group machine isn't all that frightening anymore. But I have the feeling that the Cimbali, unlike my Simonelli, will need some serious restoration work. This is probably the first machine I'm really gonna have to tear apart completely. We'll see. Soon;-)

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Bernhard
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Posted Mon May 30, 2005, 10:03pm
Subject: Re: Just bought a used Cimbali M28 Select...do I need therapy?
 

Seems like an ideal machine! And at a great price.

Read JavaMan's review of the M27. It will make you glad you bought it:
Click Here (www.coffeegeek.com)

(Don't let the "Pasquini" throw you - this is a La Cimbali - rebranded for the US market.)
Search for also for M27 and M29's. They're very similar.
So is the M30 Bistro. As far as I can tell, they all have the same group assemblies.

It's a solid model. When you take the top off, it's more like looking at a car engine than a coffee machine...
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