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cinci_trader
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Posted Thu Sep 26, 2013, 11:15am
Subject: Thoughts on a Salvatore
 

Spending hours on the site I discovered some info on more niche and older machines, like the Salvatore, which rate very well. Oddly I located one and it looks superb and is priced less than a new Rocket that I'm reviewing. I like what I've read about them but don't see as much about maintenance/reliability. I love what I've seen about the Rocket - super simple and seemingly well built - will I get the same or better experience with the Salvatore?
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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 6:08am
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I don't think I have ever seen a bad post about one, there may be one but I sure can not remember seeing one.
They are made just up the coast from me and are well respected, they come new with a fantastic warranty, something they could not offer if they did not build them so well.
http://www.salvatore-espresso.com/

 
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Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 6:46pm
Subject: Re: Thoughts on a Salvatore
 

cinci_trader Said:

Spending hours on the site I discovered some info on more niche and older machines, like the Salvatore, which rate very well. Oddly I located one and it looks superb and is priced less than a new Rocket that I'm reviewing. I like what I've read about them but don't see as much about maintenance/reliability. I love what I've seen about the Rocket - super simple and seemingly well built - will I get the same or better experience with the Salvatore?

Posted September 26, 2013 link

Are you purchasing the machine directly from Salvatore or considering something used?  Which model are you thinking about?  Salvatore is able to offer a six year warranty by keeping things simple and using very high quality components.  He doesn't use components that are likely to fail or cause problems during the warranty period. Hence, his machines typically do not employ an over pressure valve to regulate brew pressure or a vacuum valve.  However that might have changed over the past few years.  You should call Salvatore and inquire if you are interested.

Salvatore espresso machines are individually built and assembled by hand.  All of the internal water connections are hard piped with the exception of the water supply line that runs from the reservoir to the pump in the pour over models.  Salvatore is a true craftsman and his machines show it.  

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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:47am
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It would be one of their Semi-Automatics (refurbished). Does anyone know the dimensions of that unit? I can't seem to find anything and did ask Wendy for specs.
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:10am
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Dimensions: 15" tall with cap x 11 wide x 15 deep  110v 13.5 amps

http://www.salvatore-espresso.com/SemiSpecs.html
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:33am
Subject: Re: Thoughts on a Salvatore
 

Two things to remember about Salvatore machines are that the parts made and designed by Salvatore are extremely well made and designed; but that the machines are more collections of mostly Italian components typical of the price range arranged in the usual sequence than they are unique.  In other words, a Salvatore E-61 HX is a lot more like any one of several Italian made high-end, prosumer E-61 HXs than it is different.

That said, I've tried several, liked them, and wouldn't hesitate to buy a Salvatore -- as long as it had all the features I wanted.  

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