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fabchef
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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:27pm
Subject: saw a  used  "quickmill" machine for sale...are they good? anyone know them?
 

Hi everyone how are you? was just looking around at local classifieds and came across a Quickmill  model: 0835 (with built-in grinder). I was reading that they are thermo block machines. I don't know much about this heating system. Does it work well or better then single-boiler type machines (like my saeco magic combi lets say..)? any issues with it?
it seems to be an older machine, but looks to be in good condition.
any info would be great...
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Posted Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:57pm
Subject: Re: saw a  used  "quickmill" machine for sale...are they good? anyone know them?
 

QuickMill builds some excellent espresso machines and offers the best possible thermoblocks with surprising temperature stability. However, integrated grinders are usually frowned upon on this forum, because they are usually inferior, and the heat from the boiler can lead to warming of the coffee beans stored inside the hopper, which desintegrates their aroma.

 
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Posted Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:54am
Subject: Re: saw a  used  "quickmill" machine for sale...are they good? anyone know them?
 

I saw one of those for sale on Craigslist at under $200 and thought it sounded like a no brainer deal. If that's the one you were seeing, go for it! They've been making that layout for a long time, although they don't seem to have much following in the USA. I bought a very vintage looking one in that serious from the 80s I think, that says "Electronic Control Center" near the buttons. Need to find a group gasket and portafilter for it, but mostly bought it for a funny conversation piece.

 
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Posted Fri Dec 28, 2012, 6:19am
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Hi guys..this machine is a little older but looks pretty well built. I didn't think of the built-in grinder and how it might affect the coffee flavour. Price wise, i'm sure it can be had around $200.00...is that a good deal?
another possible contender is a gaggia tebe, that is going for around $280.00....which would you get?
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Posted Fri Dec 28, 2012, 6:24am
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oh ya, forgot to ask...i know the tebe has the 3 way solenoid...do the quickmills have them too?
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