JaniceAnn Senior Member Joined: 15 May 2013 Posts: 185 Location: Virginia Expertise: Just starting
Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 12:01am Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
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.
sharky Senior Member Joined: 9 Jan 2013 Posts: 193 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: QM Vetrano 2B Grinder: Compak K3 Touch
Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 12:41am Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
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!
germantownrob Senior Member Joined: 2 Dec 2007 Posts: 2,156 Location: Philadelphia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Duetto 3, A Dead Oscar Grinder: Vario-W, Preciso w/Esatto,... Drip: Brazen Roaster: Diedrich IR-1, HT B
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.
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 .
DeanOK Senior Member Joined: 24 Sep 2012 Posts: 748 Location: OK Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: QM Vetrano 2B Grinder: Fort'e GP
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.
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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