Automatic Boiler Off on Power Up

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Automatic Boiler Off on Power Up

Post by NewEnglandCliff » Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:00 pm

Most of the time I make espresso only. I don't need the water boiler for that. Having the 15amp model, EVERY time I turn the machine on I have to then turn the boiler off. There should be a way to set it, optionally, where it won't turn the boiler on after startup. Then, instead of turning the boiler off each and every time it's powered up, you would only have to turn the boiler on for the occasional time that you want steam or hot water. This has got to be an easy modification and I think most home users would prefer it that way.

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Re: Automatic Boiler Off on Power Up

Post by chas » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:17 pm

NEC, I was just going back reviewing the threads in this section to see if we have gotten anything we asked for. As for this one, still nada on the V1 or V2. However, the Mini does this in case you want to trade yours in for a Mini.

The V1/V2 remember only the state of Economy mode. The Mini doesn't have Economy mode - at least from the front panel - so it remembers Boiler mode. It hard to believe that the microprocessor doesn't have a way to store both states through a power down, but that's the way it is for now.
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Re: Automatic Boiler Off on Power Up

Post by NewEnglandCliff » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:20 am

Thanks for the update. I think that'd be an even more desirable feature with those having the new timer now, if they only make espresso. The machine will be on and waiting for you when you get home from work, for example, but unnecessarily using power or creating excess heat. I don't have one. For me just making espresso It's not such a big deal since I just touch the boiler button on power on. I never leave the machine on either, turning it off after my one daily espresso.

I may have been wrong on my last statement in the first post though - I think more people actually make milk drinks than not, or want hot water for americanos or tea.
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Re: Automatic Boiler Off on Power Up

Post by Endo » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:15 am

NewEnglandCliff wrote:Thanks for the update. I think that'd be an even more desirable feature with those having the new timer now, if they only make espresso. The machine will be on and waiting for you when you get home from work, for example, but unnecessarily using power or creating excess heat. For me just making espresso I don't have one. It's not a big deal for me since I just touch the boiler button on power on. I never leave the machine on either, turning it off after my one daily espresso.

I may have been wrong on my last statement in the first post though - I think more people actually make milk drinks than not, or want hot water for americanos or tea.
Yes. You do sacrifice somewhat in terms of drink production (volume) when you buy the Mini, but this "boiler off" memory feature is very nice for the home "espresso only" user.

My wife is getting in the habit of just hitting the "boiler" button to signal me that she wants a Latte. :lol:
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Re: Automatic Boiler Off on Power Up

Post by JohnB » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:07 am

I wonder if you could just add a simple on/off toggle in the power feed line to the steam boiler element without screwing up something in the black box.
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