qualin Senior Member Joined: 30 Jun 2012 Posts: 681 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3 Grinder: Mazzer Mini Elect. Type A Vac Pot: Looking to buy Drip: Manual Roaster: Considering?
Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012, 9:38pm Subject: Re: Duetto 3.0
It was either this or buying a Rocket R58. The upside to getting the Izzo is that two local vendors here sell Izzo machines. Unfortunately, nobody local sells Rocket. I've got one on order, it's on the boat coming over from Italy. Should be here sometime early December.
I bought a used Alex Duetto 1 locally, but the PID burnt out after about 3 days of light use, so I took it back and got a refund. I can't blame the old owner though. They probably left the machine on all the time and my placing the machine on a timer probably hastened the failure of the already failing PID.
From those short three days, I loved using the Duetto 1 so much that I decided to buy the 3.0 for a variety of reasons. I could still buy a version 2, but I like the cabinet of the 3 much better.
It's going to cost me a kidney, but I think it'll be worth it.
For me, the big features which are selling me on the upgrade are the cabinet, the revised drip tray and more open cup warmer.
Garbage In, Garbage Out, for every step of the process. From Beans to grinder, grounds to machine, coffee to cup.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.