If you can only backflush a machine then that makes me wonder how long this machine will last. Because if you cannot descale it, then you are going to have more build-up even if you'e backflushing it which is just not the same and as effective as descaling. It worries me if I buy espresso machines that you cannot descale as I feel I may have an end of life sooner than I feel should be or I may have to replace parts sooner than would be be normally necessary if I were able to descale it.
Is there a semi-automatic function on the la Valentina Automatic, or does everything have to be programmed?
I have this machine ,just got the news that my medic can't fix is it worth sending it t you or 1st line to rebuild a new one.The problem I had was were it was warmed up water was leaking inside and they said boiler was pited,what do you think about 7 yrs old I am considering Alex. Or ecm german
Where do find the Cappuccino Master that is shown and discussed in the video?
Also what is the brand of coffee that was used in the video that produced that nice rich looking crema?
what would be the fix for the portafilter backing out while under pressure (and thereby creating an "explosion" of coffee grounds)? I see one other reference to this problem with the la Valentina (on coffeegeek.com) but no solutions. thanks.
I am going to buy the La Valentina Automatic Espresso Machine but I am confused about the three ordering options. The same machine is available as "new", "prosumer", and "commercial" and from what I can tell, they all seem to be the exact same per their descriptions/information. So my question is, is there a difference or are they all the same machine, just listed three different times? I couldn't find serial numbers listed on the specifics of the machine listings and the reason I was wondering was because the "new" listing comes with extras for the same price. After it is all said and done, what I am most interested in is getting the best machine possible and I really don't care about the extras IF there is truly a difference between the listed "commercial" machine and the "new" or "prosumer" machines. The prices are not different either so hopefully you can see why this is a little confusing. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
After 2 years of use, it is taking longer to heat and froth milk. What once was 50 to 60 seconds is now 75 to 80 seconds.
I have cleaned the brew head regularly, but cannot find any instructions on cleaning or descaling the boiler, etc.
What steps should I take?