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sharky
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 11:35pm
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

JaniceAnne, I took a look at your other choice, the Mini V . . . and that sure looks like a lot of black plastic for $2000?  What are you paying for?  How does it perform?
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JaniceAnn
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 12:01am
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Actually from everything I have read it is an excellent machine.  Very reliable, strong steamer, makes excellent espresso and has a large number of satisfied owners.

It is Chris Coffee s top selling machine,  I believe.

Not everyone is in love with the stainless steel look.

I like the looks of both machines and the Mini Vivaldi would be much easier to keep looking nice as it wouldn't show every fingerprint.   You know who will be in charge of keeping the machine polished don't you?   ;^)

You might want to watch the video on CCS website to see what a nice machine it is.
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sharky
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 12:41am
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JaniceAnn, I stand corrected . . . I watched the Mini V video and was actually impressed with the unit!  Me and my big yapper, huh?  LOL!  Two completely different looks, that's for sure!  Maybe we could get Chris to do a side x side review of these two machines?  Brilliant, no?  Either way, you have your work cut out for you in deciding . . . for me it's a no-brainer . . . and I don't mind polishing the chrome!  Hehe!
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JaniceAnn
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 1:47am
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

You can come visit me and have dinner and polish my machine anytime but it would be a long trip  ;^)

I don't mind polishing the stainless steel refrigerator and the espresso machine is a lot smaller.  

At least the espresso machine wouldn't have doggy nose prints on it!  l swear they can smell food right through the metal.

I guess I could use the stainless steel wipes I use on the refrigerator?
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sharky
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 2:05am
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

Thank you for the kind offer & hospitality!  It would be an even longer trip as I am in Assam, India at the moment!  Lots of tea gardens around me . . . coffee?  Not so much . . . LOL!
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germantownrob
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 2:23am
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

A comment about SS and polishing. I have blacked out chrome on most everything since I was a teenager, I was never sure I would get a SS machine thinking they would be seriously difficult to keep looking good. I was wrong, I have done nothing but wipe my Duetto down with a micro fiber cloth for months now, no polishing at all, maybe one day it will need more but it hasn't happened yet. Now I like shiny things, lol.
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JaniceAnn
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 2:49am
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Now I like that!

Wiping down beats polishing any day.  I have to polish the refrigerator because of the doggy nose prints which then magically reappear.

Fortunately they aren't tall enough to reach the top of the cart that the machine will be going on.
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germantownrob
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 4:02am
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

JaniceAnn Said:

Now I like that!

Wiping down beats polishing any day.  I have to polish the refrigerator because of the doggy nose prints which then magically reappear.

Fortunately they aren't tall enough to reach the top of the cart that the machine will be going on.

Posted June 19, 2013 link

Doggy would only do it once, things are hot around an exposed E-61. It's not an appliance like a fridge or stove that is constantly being touched by various degrees of dirty hands. The PF and levers or knobs are all you touch for the most part .
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DeanOK
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 4:26am
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

This is an expensive machine to me.... but I am sinking so many shots with my CC1, I could make payments on this machine with the money I am pouring down the drain. My friends thought I was crazy when I bought the CC1 because they thought it was too much money to spend "just for coffee". They would probably want to commit me if I bought the QM.

My first machine was a Briel San Remo and, even though it was cheap, I made a lot of good shots with it... and I never poured coffee down the drain. Maybe I don't need to spend 2K to enjoy coffee, but the machine I have now is costing me so much frustration and wasted coffee that I know I need to do something different. The worst part is that I bought Jura super auto before the CC1 that I gave to my son.... him and his GF mostly use it to steam milk for hot chocolate. If I had all of the money I spent on the Jura, the CC1 and the coffee I have poured down the drain, I would have the cash to buy the QM.
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CSME9
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 5:23am
Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
 

I am sure CCS will provide detailed feature lists, pictures and a video prior to selling the V2b. The SS only requires a wipe down with a micro cloth with glass cleaner or similar products-not a big deal.

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