Re: la marzocco machines?
- From: "Tex" <pearland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 10:05:33 -0600
I've had several Nuova Simonelli, Futurmat (Bunn), La Cimbali, and one LM,
on my work bench. The trick to any of them is gaining access to the inner
workings. I'd charge twice as much to touch a NS Personal as a Mac, simply
because it's a pain getting the side & back panels off.
It's also worth mentioning that some manufacture's distributors value their
replacement parts more than others. LC portafilters are ~$100 each and LM
~$70 while the Futurmat can be had for $50. Funny thing is, the parts are
all pretty much the same price when ordered from my Spanish supplier? You
don't think anyone would gouge us, do you?
Robert (Tex) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/64y442 - To PID or not PID, an eBay review of the
"bernie" <bdigman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Nov 3, 8:28 am, shane <shane.ol...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Are La Marzocco espresso machine difficult to work on than other types
of espresso machines? It seems that a lot of the local coffee shops
in my area have other types of machines, the most commen, if my memory
serves me are La Cimbali or Nuovo Summeneli machines. I had a
conversation with the owner of a local coffee house and he mentioned
something about it being harder to get La Marzocco machines serviced
in the area. I suppose that for many coffee shop owners being able
to get a machine serviced easily would be an important consideration.
Full disclosure, I sell them once in a blue moon. They are very
easy to work on. La Marzocco, now Franke, has always been particular
about distributorships. They want you to have taken the repair courses
before selling a particular machine. The barrier to entry on a LM is
much higher than most machines for shop owners because of the cost. I
have also worked on Mercedes and jthe same holds true. The better the
engineering and construction the higher the cost, but the easier it is
to work on. I have worked on LMs since I bought my first one in '85.
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