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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 1:13am
Subject: Espresso Machine without Steamer?
 

Hi, does anyone know if there are espresso machines of high quality like Gaggia Classic but without the steaming part?

I don't drink milk, never steam, but most machines I have seen, have this apparatus installed, which adds a considerable cost/maintenance for feature I don't want ...

Is there something like that out there?

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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 3:32am
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Does it add considerable cost and maintenance?
Pretty much every machine I've seen comes with a steam wand of some sort, except a few manual lever machines.

If you don't use the wand, it won't need maintaining.

I have the Gaggia Classic and 95% of the time leave the steam well alone. It is helpful at times to be able to switch to steam mode to up the pressure/temp in the boiler too!!

 
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 4:27am
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Arrexa Caravel comes in to mind, but is way more expensive than a classic... I wouldn't worry about the steam ability but just buy a sbdu machine...
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 5:35am
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Get an old school lever from Italy.

Click Here (www.orphanespresso.com)


He is in France, he can drive over and get one from an Italian ebay seller.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 2:31pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine without Steamer?
 

faster Said:

I don't drink milk, never steam, but most machines I have seen, have this apparatus installed, which adds a considerable cost/maintenance for feature I don't want ...

Posted June 6, 2013 link

It doesn't add considerable cost.  That's why you're not finding anything.  If your budget is that tight you might want to reconsider your approach.
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 2:47pm
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An Oscar come that way
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