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Date: 01 Apr 2007 13:57:28
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Subject: Do you fill your La Pavoni?
I have the Professional model and recently when pulling only a couple
of shots I've been filling the tank to a little over one-half.

The instruction manual talks about filling to the sight-level but I
wondered what other owners are doing.

Thanks.




 
Date: 01 Apr 2007 21:54:32
From: anthony
Subject: Re: Do you fill your La Pavoni?

> >>I have the Professional model and recently when pulling only a couple
> >> of shots I've been filling the tank to a little over one-half.

I'm even more cautious with my Professional, and generally like to see
it hovering somewhere between the full and half-full level. The
difference in time for heat-up either way is pretty negligible.

Must admit though that I'm only using the Pavoni about once a week ..
most times, for myself and my wife, I use my new Sunbeam 6910 (an
Australian design) which is the best home machine I've yet seen,
beating even the Silvia and ECM Botticelli for friendly use and pro
results!

Still, the Pavoni, though not as good for multiple cups or for
steaming, does pull a mighty sweet espresso!





 
Date: 01 Apr 2007 16:07:50
From: *alan*
Subject: Re: Do you fill your La Pavoni?

<NoMailAddress@NoMailAddress.com > wrote
>I have the Professional model and recently when pulling only a couple
> of shots I've been filling the tank to a little over one-half.
>
> The instruction manual talks about filling to the sight-level but I
> wondered what other owners are doing.
>
> Thanks.

As far as final results go, it's not important whether you start out with a
full boiler or a half-filled boiler; the only difference that makes is in
the length of time to heat the water. The important thing is not to let the
water go so low as to expose the heating element. I may be overly cautious,
but I generally won't let it fall below a quarter full.

--
Alan



  
Date: 01 Apr 2007 20:45:52
From:
Subject: Re: Do you fill your La Pavoni?
Yes, I'm generally do the same thing. Although on one occasion I
forgot to turn it off when emptying until I realized it was
overheating. Hopefully there was no damage!

On Sun, 01 Apr 2007 16:07:50 GMT, "*alan*" <in_flagrante@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>
><NoMailAddress@NoMailAddress.com> wrote
>>I have the Professional model and recently when pulling only a couple
>> of shots I've been filling the tank to a little over one-half.
>>
>> The instruction manual talks about filling to the sight-level but I
>> wondered what other owners are doing.
>>
>> Thanks.
>
>As far as final results go, it's not important whether you start out with a
>full boiler or a half-filled boiler; the only difference that makes is in
>the length of time to heat the water. The important thing is not to let the
>water go so low as to expose the heating element. I may be overly cautious,
>but I generally won't let it fall below a quarter full.