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Date: 08 Jan 2007 15:31:02
From: Guy Snape
Subject: Quickmill HX vs Silvia
I can get an HX machine, QUICKMILL 03000 for 299UKP, slightly less than
the 325 pounds a Silvia costs here. Is it worth considering the HX
machine for my two-or-three cappas a day, plus the occasional straight shot?

What are the pros and cons?

Thanks,

- guy
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Date: 12 Jan 2007 04:23:51
From: Winston
Subject: Re: Quickmill HX vs Silvia [E61 buyers guide?]
Hi,
Is there a North American - home use, E61 grouphead buyers guide or
list of machines?
Best Regards,
win

Guy Snape wrote:
> Tony B. wrote:
> > Guy Snape wrote:
> >> Is it worth considering the HX
> >> machine for my two-or-three cappas a day, plus the occasional straight shot?
> >
> > If you want two-or-thre cappas a day and an occasional straight shot
> > get the HX...
> >
> > If you wan two-or-three straight shots a day and an occasional cappa
> > the Silvia would suit you fine..
> >
> > I have a Silvia, and making milk based drinks can be a bit of a
> > chore... and nearly impossible if you wnat to make more than 2 in any
> > reasonable amount of time. The boiler heatup/cooldown cycle just takes
> > too long if you plan to make sucessive milk drinks.
> >
> > We don't entertain much, and most folks we have over would rather have
> > drip coffee...
>
> And you still have them over? ;-)
>
> Thanks for the info, Tony, I think I'm going to go with the HX (and it's
> actually a few quid cheaper).
>
> - guy
>
>
> so the nightly cappa I make for my wife and I seem to
> > work just fine with Silvia. I have had to try to make about 4-5 lattes
> > once for some relatives and it took me a good 20-25 min to get one
> > around to everyone... Silvia's not meant for entertaining.
> >
> > Eventually I'd like to move up to an HX or double boiler machine, but
> > for now, I can't justify the price for our usage. In your case
> > however, a HX sounds like the better options if you like mostly milk
> > based drinks.
> >
> > Tony B.
> >
>
>
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Date: 08 Jan 2007 22:11:31
From: Tony B.
Subject: Re: Quickmill HX vs Silvia

Guy Snape wrote:
> Is it worth considering the HX
> machine for my two-or-three cappas a day, plus the occasional straight shot?

If you want two-or-thre cappas a day and an occasional straight shot
get the HX...

If you wan two-or-three straight shots a day and an occasional cappa
the Silvia would suit you fine..

I have a Silvia, and making milk based drinks can be a bit of a
chore... and nearly impossible if you wnat to make more than 2 in any
reasonable amount of time. The boiler heatup/cooldown cycle just takes
too long if you plan to make sucessive milk drinks.

We don't entertain much, and most folks we have over would rather have
drip coffee... so the nightly cappa I make for my wife and I seem to
work just fine with Silvia. I have had to try to make about 4-5 lattes
once for some relatives and it took me a good 20-25 min to get one
around to everyone... Silvia's not meant for entertaining.

Eventually I'd like to move up to an HX or double boiler machine, but
for now, I can't justify the price for our usage. In your case
however, a HX sounds like the better options if you like mostly milk
based drinks.

Tony B.



  
Date: 09 Jan 2007 07:47:21
From: Guy Snape
Subject: Re: Quickmill HX vs Silvia
Tony B. wrote:
> Guy Snape wrote:
>> Is it worth considering the HX
>> machine for my two-or-three cappas a day, plus the occasional straight shot?
>
> If you want two-or-thre cappas a day and an occasional straight shot
> get the HX...
>
> If you wan two-or-three straight shots a day and an occasional cappa
> the Silvia would suit you fine..
>
> I have a Silvia, and making milk based drinks can be a bit of a
> chore... and nearly impossible if you wnat to make more than 2 in any
> reasonable amount of time. The boiler heatup/cooldown cycle just takes
> too long if you plan to make sucessive milk drinks.
>
> We don't entertain much, and most folks we have over would rather have
> drip coffee...

And you still have them over? ;-)

Thanks for the info, Tony, I think I'm going to go with the HX (and it's
actually a few quid cheaper).

- guy


so the nightly cappa I make for my wife and I seem to
> work just fine with Silvia. I have had to try to make about 4-5 lattes
> once for some relatives and it took me a good 20-25 min to get one
> around to everyone... Silvia's not meant for entertaining.
>
> Eventually I'd like to move up to an HX or double boiler machine, but
> for now, I can't justify the price for our usage. In your case
> however, a HX sounds like the better options if you like mostly milk
> based drinks.
>
> Tony B.
>


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Date: 08 Jan 2007 09:51:23
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: Quickmill HX vs Silvia
"Guy Snape" <guy@snapefamily.theobvious.org.uk > wrote in message
news:Wstoh.56099$n36.24846@newsfe7-gui.ntli.net...
>I can get an HX machine, QUICKMILL 03000 for 299UKP, slightly less than the
>325 pounds a Silvia costs here. Is it worth considering the HX machine for
>my two-or-three cappas a day, plus the occasional straight shot?
>
> What are the pros and cons?
>
> Thanks,
>
> - guy
> --
> Remove the obvious to reply.

I'm not familiar with this particular Quickmill model, but the brand has a
very good reputation on this side of the pond.

Any acceptable heat exchanger machine is going to be MUCH easier to get
cappas out of than a single boiler machine like a Silvia. If your usage
pattern is as you suggest, and if the HX machine is in good shape, I'd take
the HX.

ken