Is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi 2 recommended leaving on?

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Is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi 2 recommended leaving on?

Post by spatterfree » Tue May 11, 2010 5:48 pm

Hi, i'm new here in this forum, looking to buy a late model used La spaziale S1 Vivaldi 2, and i'm wondering if they are recommended leaving on all day?
the livia 90 i have is rated to leaving powered on and hot 24 hours a day so obviously it made me wonder if this machine is capable of that too. thanks,

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Re: Is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi 2 recommended leaving on?

Post by coffeeowl » Tue May 11, 2010 7:05 pm

I leave my on 24/7, only switch on and off steam boiler as needed.
You can also put the machine on timer.
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Re: Is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi 2 recommended leaving on?

Post by Endo » Tue May 11, 2010 8:41 pm

The machine is designed to be left on 24/7 and runs very economically that way (even more so if you insulate your steam boiler).

It's up to you whether you choose to do that. As others have said, since it's a double boiler machine where the steam boiler can be turned off, a very nice option (especially on the Mini)is to leave the steam boiler off, since it heats up in 4 minutes (and doesn't need to be warmed up for 30 minutes like the brew boiler). The regular S1 steam boiler is larger, so it takes a bit longer.

In my opinion, this steam boiler option with a small brew boiler is a HUGE advantage over any HX machines, and the main reason I would never consider buying another HX. I try explaining this to HX folks, but they just don't seem to get it (or want to admit it).
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Re: Is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi 2 recommended leaving on?

Post by coffeeowl » Tue May 11, 2010 9:08 pm

Endo wrote:The regular S1 steam boiler is larger, so it takes a bit longer.
8 minutes.
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Re: Is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi 2 recommended leaving on?

Post by spatterfree » Wed May 12, 2010 10:06 am

thanks, did anyone actually insulate theirs? what difference did they notice and what insulation did they use?

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Re: Is the Laspaziale S1 Vivaldi 2 recommended leaving on?

Post by Endo » Wed May 12, 2010 1:08 pm

spatterfree wrote:thanks, did anyone actually insulate theirs? what difference did they notice and what insulation did they use?
You can read the whole discussion here:

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=860&p=12665&hilit=insulate#p12665

Chas got a 30% heating cycle reduction. JohnB got a 42% reduction with a different insulator.
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