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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012, 4:49pm
Subject: Re: Looking for a machine with a regular steam wand and adjustable steam
 

With all of your help, I think I'm going to decide primarily between the le'lit pl041qe, the crossland cc1, and the gaggia classic with the rancilio steam wand mod.  

I'm a little wary of the cc1 being so new (so it doesn't have any tried & tested reviews over years of use) and I would prefer not to make modifications (which cuts against the classic).  

I'll read and think more and, of course, any other opinions/info would be welcome.

Thanks
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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2012, 8:54am
Subject: Re: Looking for a machine with a regular steam wand and adjustable steam
 

I think any of the three you mentioned should work well.
The CC1 is kind of a SBDU and a half. It isn't a DB or HX but wirh the thermoblock it does not have the temp and time issues that a SBDU has. If you are uncomfortable with its shorter history that's fine too.
You have the basic info and I think you understand it so good luck in your choice.

 
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