Where are the coffee lovers.................????

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Where are the coffee lovers.................????

Post by Parrothead » Sat, 31 Mar 2007 11:06 pm

I need advice on moving to Singapore with(or without) my current espresso machine & grinder (Isomac Tea/Mazzer Mini) which operate on 110V/60Hz.

I am leaning towards selling my current equipment in the USA prior to moving. I then plan on buying new 220V/50Hz comparable equipment when I get to Singapore.

I could however bring what I have and run it through a transformer.

I'd like to here from y'all regarding:

A) Should I bring what I have?

B) If I buy new over there - Are there any good discount equipment (Italian machines, etc) suppliers in Singapore? Would I have to buy in Austrailia and get it shipped?

Advice is certainly appreciated!!!!

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Post by Bonbon » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 1:45 am

I think it will be easier to get one here, reason being, I know you have a transformer, but I did had an experience where I used the transformer my thing got blew up!!!

It's never really 100% guarantee that with a transformer your machine would work 100% fine (just thinking of the worst).

Secondly it's harder to get repair, warranty etc if it's not a so called *locally bought* product.

Thirdly, you can get coffee machine here, just not sure how *professional* yours is whether you can find your model here in Singapore. Can you do a search on your product, brand name to see whether you can get it here?

The worst comes like you said, you can always buy online, ask them to ship over from Aus or US.


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Post by seasider » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 8:40 am

There is a company here dealing with all things coffee - they sell al kinds of machines, coffee, do barista training, etc.


Edited by sms so I don't feel so bad! :wink:

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