I have had a Magic Deluxe for 4 years. It has been troublefree, although the no-bean indicator never worked....
Now, after descaling, I find that the expressed coffee is wet and it seems to take longer for a cup to make. What could be the problem?
My Gaggia semi-automatic espresso machine has a very "violent" start. The first second of the brew process produces a strong vibration and noise - then it eases off and brews as expected. Is this normal?
How do you make multiple cups of coffee with this machine. Do you need to change the "filter-press" each time? Can you make cafe creme with this machine?
My Jura Espresso machine says to replace the filter. My husband thinks that the filter is called Claris. However I cannot find it in the parts section. Can you please tell me how to get this water filter?
I bought my Magic Comfort Plus from WLL in December of 2001. With the exception of a cracked water line (repaired under warranty), I have been very happy with the machine. I have made about 2200 cups now. My question: The by-pass doser often skips the dose completely and makes no coffee, why? It does this whether I put the grounds in first and then push the button or vice versa. I use a level spoonful of grounds with the plastic spoon that came with the unit. Is this an electronic issue or a mechanical one? The display says that the by-pass doser has been selected. The grounds slip through the "chute" and go right into the dreg drawer without making a grounds "pattie" and no water runs through the unit, it just skips the whole cycle. Sometimes there are extra loose grounds that fall at the bottom of the brew-group section near the little saucer that pulls out. TR
I'm having trouble deciding between another vienna digital, a comfort + and the Gaggia Synchrony.
I have a saeco vienna digital. For the money it has nice features and with the right beans and settings, makes a rich espresso with full bodied crema. I like the double boiler and the fact that it can go from steam to brew quickly. It does tend to spit water on the steam setting though at times diluting the milk. I'd like to take it to the office and buy a new unit for home. The Magic comfort + is sig more $$. Is it worth it? ie does it brew a "better" tasting espresso cup? I like the features, 2 heating units, energy saving, bypass doser (though only 9g), larger water reservoir (though smaller hopper)- but at nearly twice the price, doesn't seem worth it. Am I missing something.
The Gaggia Syncrony seems to be a good buy, the only draw back is the longer time to steam and need to cool down after steaming and before brewing. It also seems to spit water during steaming according to your (amazing) specs. I guess I'd rather turn on my Vienna and go shower (typical AM) while it heats up initially and then return and be able to quickly go back and forth between steam and brew rather than have a quicker initial heat up with the Gaggia but have to wait longer between steam and brew.
If you can help me decide, by shedding some light from your experience, I'd appreciate it.