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  1. Coffee Accessories
    Ok guys, I've been reading, searching and researching on this forum, on other forums and in real life about my future purchase of an espresso machine. I've found enough info that almost convinced to look for a good used Nuova Simonelli Oscar 2. My budget is super tight and I still need to...
  2. Coffee Accessories
    Hi all, I'm looking to run my Simonelli Oscar on a timer/wifi plug but have read that because it has no anti-vac valve, it needs to be warmed with the steam valve open. Looking online at Elektros.it they sell the Anti-Vac valve for the Oscar. Is this any different from what can be purchased...
  3. Sold
    Up for sale is my beloved Oscar, which was an absolutely perfect espresso machine for getting a bit more serious with home espresso making. I bought this from coffee chap about 4 years ago, and its been an absolute pleasure. The outer casing is starting to show some signs of age, with a few...
  4. Coffee Lounge
    So I just received the kit to install the OPV to my Oscar II in the post (thanks Gianni!), but i've realised it's not set at any particular pressure.. and I don't have a manometer! Nor do I have the budget to buy one right now (Just bought the Oscar & a Macap MXD, as well as throwing money at...
  5. Coffee Accessories
    Hi All, It has been just over 12 months since I last posted here and whilst I have been lurking, I've found my interest in coffee has dwindled. I have reached a point where I am no longer sure that the equipment I have is right for me and generally just need to decide on a direction to go in...
  6. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    I have before me an oscar that want's to fill up the boiler as soon as i turn it on, but the boiler is already full, which i know because i have the steam outlet open and it lets out the excess water. If i close the steam outlet, eventually the safety valve blows and lets out water. My...
  7. Coffee Accessories
    Dear All, I Have nova simonelli oscar 1 i need 1- Bottomless profiterole (whats the Best for my machine) ? 2- VST Basket (whats the best size & type )? 3- Group head Shower screen (whats the best company and what fit with my machine ) ? 4- Good Tamper size with reasonable price ?
  8. eBay Auction and Gumtree Links
    Having done a little research it seems that the Oscar beats gaggia classic and Sylvia every time to for anyone needing to get started I give you the £125 Oscar. If you are going to do it pull the trigger, no prevaricating at this price I reckon and 10 watching...
  9. Coffee Lounge
    ...and if so What sort of money is right for an average one? I'm asking about this one
  10. Sold
    Nuova Simonelli Oscar Silver, heat exchanger espresso machine. The machine works perfectly, it is sold together with: portafilter, 2 cup filter, 1 cup filter, tamper. The machine is located in: Conselve, ITALY Price: £240 delivered to the UK
  11. Coffee Accessories
    Hey everyone, just wanted to ask if anyone has had the same experience as I have lately. I recently fitted my nuova Oscar machine with the opv, anti vacuum and gigler's modifications and noticed after when using it that the volume of the pump has increased and can make the odd unusual sound. I...
  12. Coffee Lounge
    Sorry if this has been done to death but an opportunity has come up to buy a brand new Oscar for peanuts from a local supplier, presumably to make space for new models. I'm sorely tempted to upgrade, however wanted to hear your thoughts on whether this is a worthwhile upgrade over my gaggia...
  13. Coffee Accessories
    Hi all I recently bought my NS Oscar brand new and have had it around 3 weeks. I've probably run around 25 cups through it so far. The only cleaning I've done is after each cup I run hot water through the empty PF after emptying the puck out, then clean it and leave the PF to dry. I also clean...
  14. Coffee Accessories
    Well I finally received my new NS Oscar coffee machine and am thoroughly enjoying it. There's so much to learn though! I now realise I need a new grinder. The Ascaso i2 I have now (bought second hand a few years ago) is the weak link. After lots of reading I've narrowed it down to 2 grinders...
  15. Coffee Accessories
    My Krups grinder recently packed in and after reading posts on here and elsewhere I have just ordered a new Eureka Mignon to replace it. I have owned and used a Gaggia Cubika machine for the last 10 years, but I am now thinking that it may also be a good idea to upgrade my machine to something...
  16. Coffee Accessories
    Hey guys, I have been laying an eye on the nuova simonelli oscar as an upgrade from my gaggia classic, which I think I might have outgrown it needed that simultaneous frothing milk and extracting espresso..... but!!!! The Oscar 2 was announced and will be launching soon in January...
  17. Coffee Accessories
    Hi, I am rather conflicted as to what to go for as suggested in the title. I am very close to buying a used Silvia (v3) (price yet to be agreed but hovering around £240) and I will most definitely install a PID kit from Auber which will cost another £100+ if I get a silvia, which brings the...
  18. Coffee Accessories
    I have a dilemma. I bought a second hand Gaggia New Baby about a year ago from Ebay. It was my first foray into espresso machines. Over the time I have had it I have struggled to descale and clean the system. I could never find the right instructions, and it became more of a chore than...
  19. Coffee Accessories
    Dear coffee fiends, After many years playing with entry level SBDU machines, currently with a Gaggia Classic w/ Silvia wand, I am ready to splurge on an upgrade! I am using an Ascaso i1 grinder which worked well with the Classic which I will upgrade very soon so let us not digress into a...
  20. Coffee Accessories
    Hi guys, I came here a while ago asking for advice for a new machine, and finally bought a fully modded Oscar from elektros.it. People asked me to share my thoughts, and I'd like to! So now I've had it a few weeks I thought I'd write up something. First caveat... while I know a lot about making...
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