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  1. Fracino Forum
    Hi, I recently got a Fracino Piccino from the for sale section in these forums. I'd like to strip it down, give it a full service and upgrade any parts that can be done. I know my way around a Gaggia Classic pretty well, but was wondering if anyone had any advice in terms of where to buy...
  2. Sold
    Hi all, Further to my Bianca upgrade post, putting my faithful Piccino up for sale. She'd make a good first dual boiler machine for someone I reckon. Bought on 28/03/2012, she's not quite hit the 8 mark. Mechanically, there are no issues although the steam wand nossle could do with a new bit...
  3. Fracino Forum
    I have a 9 month old Piccino which is only used for 2-3 coffees per day; I always use Volvic water. When I switch it on in the morning it goes through a filing and heating process, then it vents steam from a valve behind where the steam wand joins the upper part of the machine. This can last...
  4. Sold
    I bought this in mid January from Nisbets for the bargain price of £400 brand new, but upgraditis has struck hard and I'm wishing I'd spent more to start with. It's a capable dual boiler machine and makes a decent shot. I've never used the steamer, and have made 3 shots max with it, 5 or 6 days...
  5. Sold
    NOW SOLD - thanks! My first foray into espresso making. I bought this Piccino used in March of this year. It was an office machine that had been rarely used & in fact had sat in a girl's flat unused for the past year or so after the office closed. I collected it by car from London, so no...
  6. Sold
    It is time for my Fracino Piccino to go to a new home. Built Jan 2013, its just had its group seal and water filter replaced. I have another brand new group seal and some unused water filters to go with the machine. I have run it on bottled water. Looking for £320 collected (Jct 10 M4 nr...
  7. Fracino Forum
    Hi, I've been looking into buying a Piccino, but could someone please advise on how easy (or more likely difficult) these machines are to clean and maintain? So far from reading, there is no difinitive answer on how to descale Fracino machines, other than sending them back to manufacturer. And...
  8. Fracino Forum
    Guys, I've been weighing up my options for a decent espresso machine for a long time and various Fracino models have been on my radar (see my thread re: the Cherub from some weeks ago). I see the Piccino on sale at the site below for £499, and my question is, is this good value for money at...
  9. Valuations (What's it worth?)
    Hey guys, Thinking of upgrading from Gaggia Classic and would like your opinion on the below machines: Fracino Piccino - 550 euro although I think I could get it to 450 euro: https://www.adverts.ie/business-stock/fracino-piccino-coffee-machine/13852744 Little Gem Fracino - 500 euro and...
  10. Fracino Forum
    Would you recommend your machine for someone wanting to make milk based drinks thanks
  11. eBay Auction and Gumtree Links
    Just found this looking some something else http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fracino-Piccino-Espresso-Machine-/292292792466?hash=item440e021092:g:fw8AAOSwRsZZ1OHv
  12. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Only a minor leak but still a leak! The tube from the little chrome/shiny fitting is leaking when the machine is turned on. It has started to rust the base panel under the pump so I need to stop it. Can the fitting be tightened or does it need replacing? Looks like something I can do...
  13. Fracino Forum
    getting a Piccino are they ok ?
  14. Sold
    As per other thread - I have the following for sale: 1 x Black handled Naked portafilter handle - fits Gaggia classic and Fracino Piccino - plus possibly others - £15 - sold to rws 1 x wooden handled "two spout" portafilter handle - fits Gaggia classic and Fracino Piccino - plus possibly...
  15. eBay Auction and Gumtree Links
    Mods please remove if unsuitable. I was going to buy but decided to upgrade existing kit instead. I thought I'd share as might suit someone: https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/fracino-piccino-coffee-machine/1218462126 No connection to the vendor.
  16. Introductions
    Hi all, Help needed to get my posting numbers up to be able to view the for sale section! Current set up is Rancillo Rocky and Gaggia Classic, but now looking to upgrade the Classic. Was planning to buy a new Fracino Piccino, but the dual boiler is not really relevant as I always black coffee...
  17. Sold
    The Fracino Piccino is a dual boiler machine, one boiler for coffee and one to provide steam. Made in Birmingham and are very well built and are very well regarded. This machine is very small and compact, barely larger than a Gaggia Classic, it will fit on most kitchen work tops. It is a...
  18. Fracino Forum
    Hi, I am having problems getting consistent microfoam with the steam tip on my Piccino machine. It is the standard 2 hole variety. Sometimes I get good results other times the milk is way too thin. I have been using this machine for quite a while now and don't regard myself a novice anymore...
  19. Fracino Forum
    Hi all, After lurking for a little while, and reading your informative and helpful posts, I went ahead and bought a piccino. Just had my first cup, and very impressed. Have moved up from a Gaggia Classic which seems to have developed problems, and the difference is notable. No crema on the...
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