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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 8:21am
Subject: Problem with Dualit coffee machine.
 

When I remove the filter after brewing, there is a lot of water in the filter - the coffee grounds are all soggy.  Is this right? What am I doing wrong?  

Also what are the differences between the Dual it and the Gaggia Classic?

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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:10am
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How does the espresso taste?

 
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:47am
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The actual end result isn'too bad - full flavour and nice crema.
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 11:39am
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Wet pucks are not a sign of bad espresso.  My pucks often look wet on top but when I knock them out they are very compact and firm.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 12:46pm
Subject: Re: Problem with Dualit coffee machine.
 

OK, but my filter is sometimes full of water.  
Is it worth upgrading from the Dualit to a Gaggia Classic?
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 1:10pm
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If the coffee is good what is the problem with water?  Your machine might not have a 3 way valve and that would help dry the puck.  But the puck wet or dry doesn't hurt the coffee in the cup.  Upgrade for features or taste not the puck that you throw away.

 
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