Very sorry for the reply. Appreciate all help and advice so far.
JahLaza After starting this thread and getting replies i didnt relaise the water was so in depth. I honestly thought a brita jug or ashbeck water was the perfect solution 😂
DavecUK I understand what you mean now. The hot water tap always appealed to me for americanos rather than usuing a kettle. Think it’s a novelty thing because its there I want to use it.
Gagaryn If it only needs greased once every month or two I personally cant see that annoying me. Obviously not having to do it at all is a bonus, a 5 minute job isn’t going to hurt me. I thought it was more in depth than that however I did watch a video of it being done on youtube yesterday and it did seem straightforward.
Cuprajake Temp stability would be something that appeals to me and is the reason iv decided dual boiler. In my thinking it removes one possible variable that could help my learning process. I wish the Elizabeth came in black I really think it would help the appliance look. All the features it has and the simplicity is hard to look past. There is far far too much choice in machines. I would find it alot easier if places existed close by to view each machine and see/feel the quality.
@ “hornbyben”#p15662 Thank you for your detailed reply. I have considered many times just going single boiler and hoping for the best but i am afraid of once getting it wanting more now that I looked into the dual boiler machines. You have give a lot of reasons why i shouldn’t rule it out, mainly the descaling one. I do think though i would rather buy a machine which already comes complete with pid etc rather modding a machine and adding to it losing warranty in the process never mind the additional costs which bring you to not far below the Lelit Elizabeth. I did see Lelit have some single boilers with pid already installed which could help the modifying part. The rancilio silver and the gaggia classic were the two i was interested in at the start before I read too much and kept upping my budget. Out of intesrest though where did you get he pid for the mod and was it hard to do?
drdre89 How long have you had the Rancilio Pro X and what did you start off with? I like to hear what other people started out on and why they progressed to what they use now and what made them choose it or feel the need to upgrade. I hope this helps me understand more and maybe jump straight in with a machine that will be more than i will ever need in the hope of costing less in the long run not needing to upgrade or chase things i should of considered at this stage of buying.