THE premier source for espresso machine enhancement
We offer full repair, service, tune-ups and rebuilds for La Marzocco, La Cimbali, Gaggia, Rancilio, Saeco, Isomac, QuickMill, Izzo, Expobar, and other select makes.
We are here for ONE purpose. To provide espresso equipment that will deliver great coffee, consistently, with FULL support and service.
We offer a complete line of machines from La Marzocco, QuickMill, La Spaziale, Rocket meeting every budget need from $800 to $20,000+,
Even better -- we are available by telephone. That's right, actual customer service and support, remember?
Of interest to some is our modifications of "heat-exchanger" (HX) espresso machines, eliminating the crude, mechanical, and trouble-prone "old school" pressurestat, and replacing it with a modern, non-mechanical and reliable system. Sadly, there are still old-line vendors and bloggers that do not understand the benefits of this approach. And, incredibly there are those who think it is not worth it? Interestingly, none of those persons own one!
Permit me to quote an owner of one of our electronic Quick Mill HX espresso machines,.
I wanted to write a follow-up now that I have had this a couple of months and thank you for this GREAT machine. The controls are "tight" and it makes OUTSTANDING espresso (once I got past the operator limitations -- me). I am now marketing my friends to get one of these with the PID -- Thanks for making this great experience possible."
Being new to the espresso domain, I've searched around on Home-Barista.com and CoffeeGeek.com on what is a 'PID' ... Everybody talks about it, but I couldn't find a straight answer! Thought I would be better off asking the guy that knows the best... So here is a couple of simple and maybe silly questions:
So, what IS a 'PID'?
Just ignore the initials. It is a 'smart', highly accurate microcomputer-based temperature controller.
Why would I need a 'PID' on my machine?
To reliably maintain the exact temperature YOU set for great and CONISTENT espresso.
How does the 'PID' work, what kind of control/information does it give me?
It compares the boiler temperature against the value YOU have set, three times per second and silently feeds energy to the heating element in the boiler as needed, to maintain the exact temperature. The readout displays both the temperature you have set, and the current temperature. You may change it at any time and it will remember until YOU change it again.
Pictured is an example of our modified, brand new Rancilio Silvia, which we ship complete with PID computer temperature control. Over 685 have been shipped to date, world wide. This enhancement delivers consistent brew water temperature control and stability that exceeds the performance of machines costing THOUSANDS more. And to maintain the highest quality and reliability, we do NOT offer kits of any kind.
In response to customer requests, we now offer this valuable enhancement for the Quick Mill heat exchanger machines: the "Anita", the "Andreja Premium", and the "Vetrano", Quick Mill's rotary pump HX machine. We have performed this enhancement on over three hundred HX machines.
As time marches on, the heat exchanger type of espresso machine being eclipsed by daul boiler machines.
Please call or write for a quote on obtaining advanced technology for YOUR machine, whatever the manufacturer . .
Espresso assistance and support is always free. We welcome your calls or e-mails
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