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buckypony
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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 4:32pm
Subject: When did Salvatore start using E61 Group head OR How can I tell if I have an E61
 

Hello,

New to boards, new to espresso.  Have only owned a cheapo machine for 1 year (bday gift last year) and after having it for 1 year and it's still on the counter and I still use it every day we upgraded.  I purchased a used Salvatore Semi-Automatic Famosa.  I emailed the company and gave them the serial number.  They told me it was made in 2003 and was a semi-automatic and that was all the info they had on it.

So, here is my questions....
  1. When did Salvatore start making E61 grouphead machines?
  2.  Can I tell by just looking at it if it is an E61 grouphead?
  3.  Why do I want an E61 grouphead? (Yes, I'm that new to this - I know that I SHOULD want an E61, but not really sure why - is it because the parts are easy to get or because of the temp control? or both?).

  4.  What should I do to this thing to when it arrives? Other than try to make an espresso with it...Do I need to check any gaskets in the grouphead or anything?  I've never owned a machine that you COULD replace parts of the grouphead so I don't really know what to look for.  

Link to the actual machine I bought: Click Here (www.ebay.com)

Thanks to anyone for their advice and time!  I've been reading these forums a lot since we decided to upgrade.
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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 4:34pm
Subject: Re: One more thing...
 

btw - if you look in the ebay pictures there is a screen/gasket laying in front of the machines.  Someone did ask about this and they said that is just an extra part and they machine is working and has a screen in place.
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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 4:54pm
Subject: Re: When did Salvatore  head OR How can I tell if I have an E61
 

looking at the picture of what is visible
and at the showerscreen above mention
looks like it has a E-61 group

 
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buckypony
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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013, 4:58pm
Subject: Re: When did Salvatore  head OR How can I tell if I have an E61
 

Thanks, that is good.
So there isn't anything on it when I get it that I can just look at and know it is an E61?
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 2:10am
Subject: RE
 

The hump on the front panel is a dead giveaway for an E61, I think. E61 groups have a telltale stem that extends straight down from the back of the group, which a lot of manufacturers try and artfully cover with metal plates. Nice find, I'm kind of envious now.
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 7:15am
Subject: Re: RE
 

Ok - yes, it definently has a hump in the front.  I was looking online about the way the E61 groupheads are cleaned and I noticed they pull off versus a screw, is that something specific to the E61 grouphead or do other groupheads have a pull off gasket/screen?  

I feel like I got a pretty good deal - I guess that remains to be seen when it arrives.  It was either this or invest the same amount in a brand new Silvia (anyone else noticed the crazy prices of used silvia's??? $380 - $450 for a V2!).  We just weren't ready to take the plunge into a $2000 investment but my husband really liked the machines with the $2000 features.
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