On the other hand, the wait to go from steaming back to brewing would be virtually unnecessary, so compared to a SBDU machine, the time to make multiple beverages would be greatly reduced. The preinfusion function would also go a long way to consistency, again compared to the often-mentioned SBDU machines. After years of using a Silvia and knowing what I know, the CC1 looks very good, particularly comparing their functions to price.
bure82 Senior Member Joined: 16 Sep 2011 Posts: 56 Location: Toronto
Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011, 11:56am Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
I have the cc1 machine for a month now. I order online and when i got my shipment. It was all damaged. It was mainly shipping problems but this also show the build quailty is not that great. The cup tray was bend, same with the drip tray cover. My 3 way valve was also bent at an angle. So I took it back to get it replace. My second machine was better. I think my main problem is with the temperature of the machine. I set my machine to 202 F. The boiler get up to temp in a few min and then it will struggle to get to the set temp. My first run, I got an error code of HH. Dont really know the cause of it. I restart the machine and it's fine. Maybe i ran my shot before my set temp. But even when i get to 202 the shot come out to be not so hot, not what i wanted. I'm not sure but maybe i really have to warm the machine up for a long time. The steam, I have no problem with that, a bit slow but still works great
ampguy Senior Member Joined: 23 Apr 2010 Posts: 119 Location: Pac NW Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011, 1:39pm Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
Hi Bure32, Here are some tips if you haven't gotten it sorted out yet, first get a manual, 2 of the things you mention are covered in it. Email Crossland for one, or I can scan mine for you this weekend if you need.
Basically the HH is saying your temp is at 230 or higher, so as a safety, it is shutting down. Shut down, let it run setup and as the temp starts increasing, press menu to get some water in the boiler, to prime it. This is in the manual, section 1.3.
On the 202 F struggling, here is a tip I've found, after setting a cup mode to a higher temp, I do the preset settings, hit menu when done, then power off, and back on and the higher temp then sticks. I'm not sure if that's in the manual, but it works for me.
The unit should get up to temp pretty fast. For me, getting to 200-205 from ambient 75ish is just a couple of minutes.
I'm hoping to steam some milk the weekend to answer the previous poster requests on this.
billc Senior Member Joined: 15 Jan 2009 Posts: 81 Location: Seattle, Washington Expertise: Professional
Espresso: CC1 - GS - GS3 - GB5 Grinder: Baratza - Mazzer-Marzocco Drip: My own Creation
Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011, 3:43pm Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
Here is a link to the User's Manual on the Crossland Coffee Website. The manual from Brownbean seems to contain some errors. If you have questions about using the machine or why it is doing something, please do not hesitate to email me.
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