8 Liter Espresso Machine Water Softener - Rechargeable
- Product description
A Rechargeable Water Softener should be an out-and-out requirement for every commercial espresso machine... Why? Water softeners reduce the calcium or magnesium ion concentration in hard water.
Calcium and magnesium carbonates tend to precipitate out as adherent solids on the surfaces of pipes and especially on espresso machine heat exchanger surfaces of boilers. The resulting scale buildup can restrict water flow. In boilers, the deposits act as thermal insulation that impedes the flow of heat into the water; this not only reduces heating efficiency, but allows the metal to overheat which, in a pressurized system, can lead to catastrophic failure.
Wether you area has hard water or not, it is a good idea to purchase and install a water softener to prevent calcium and lime deposits from accumalating in your espresso machine.
This rechargeable water softener is one of your best options. Because it is rechargeable no filter cartridge replacement is necessary. Recharging is a snap and is done with rock salt found at any hardware, plumbing or even grocery and drug stores.
STAINLESS STEEL cylinder capacity 8 L
dimensions: height 400 mm - ø 185 mm
resin content 5.8 L
regeneration salt (NaCl-table salt) 1 Kg
These come standard with 3/8" BSP fittings, and an adapter may be required to fit supply hoses to the unit
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- ratings & reviews
- Great product, faulty vlave - it happens Review by David
I am enjoying this softener very much. It is providing water to my single brew head espresso machine. There is no effect on the flavor of the water-it remains neutral.
The copy of this softener I received has a faulty three position valve. When changing from the machine supply position to the off position, water is passed through to the pressure relief outlet. This causes a puddle every time. Also, if I open the valve completely to the machine supply position, water will also pass through to the pressure relief outlet.
I think I got lucky and drew a bad valve. I don't want to be on hard water while returning and replacing the product, and I don't want my machine to be down either. I found that if I open the machine supply position nearly completely, but not all the way, it will seal and not pass water to the pressure relief outlet.
I would recommend this product to any espresso machine owner. It is well built and a good size for single or dual head machines. Time to recharge is very reasonable.
(Posted on 5/20/2016)