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Enjoy a great latte or creamy cappuccino from a Vibiemme Junior espresso machine. Vibiemme calls it 'Junior' because of its smaller footprint for those customers who do not have the room nor space for their larger Super espresso machines. A little history... based on the great success of the Vibiemme Domobar Super Heat Exchanger (a.k.a. HX) espresso machines in the USA since 2006, Vibiemme has designed the Vibiemme Junior HX in 2010 for those customers who need a smaller footprint. The Vibiemme Junior HX offers the same ability to extract espresso and steam milk at the same time, and ability to change the pressure in the boiler which is a direct proportional relationship to the temperature. Please note that for Vibiemme to offer a lower price when compared to the Super machines, the following features are different mostly due to the smaller space available inside the machine this machine's footprint is smaller for those customers who have less space, but smaller size means less metal (lower cost), the boiler is controlled by a smaller pressurestat which needs to be manually descaled, the heat exchanger has a 1.0 liter boiler which is smaller compared to the larger 2.45 liter boilers found on the Super models, smaller drip tray on the Junior, and The grouphead and water tank switches are smaller. The Junior HX machine still boasts Vibiemme's exclusive and original E-61 grouphead found on the larger machines, the same ULKA 41 watt pump, gorgeous styling, large adjustable overpressure valve (OPV), commercial grade steam and hot water valves, multi-directional steam and hot water wands, brew and steam pressure gauges, heavy vacuum breaker valve, and one-way valve to eliminate back pressure from the boiler.
"VBM HX JR"
John S on 6/27/2015 6:52:39 AM
State: Rhode Island
Review: Upgraded to VBM Jr from Silvia after 12 years. The upgrade is significant in how VBM Jr produces cappuccinos. You have to get use to doing cooling flushes to get the right espresso shot. Additionally, Jim Piccinich was very helpful in reviewing the options to upgrade from Silvia, and provided immediate responses when i had a microswitch problem. 1st Line was excellent to work with for both product and service.
Owned for: ~4-6 months
Would I buy this item again?: Yes
"Can't do better, would buy it again."
Satre S MD, MFA on 9/8/2014 7:34:02 AM
Review: This is our first “real” espresso machine. We don’t have a lot of money to spare so we needed to get the best value and most durability for years since we won’t be able to “upgrade” for a while. I had my eye on a couple of other brands until Jim pointed out that the VBMs were made of pretty much the best quality components available. I took his advice and have been completely overjoyed with the Junior. Received it July 1, 2014. I have been using it every day and, though I don’t always get the “g... More details
Owned for: ~1-3 months
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