Question: About Thermoplan Espresso Machines
Reading through everyones post about the best commercial espresso machine. I notice no one is talking about Thermoplan machines Being a novice to coffee, is this a great machine (reliability, service, parts, etc..). I went on there website and they are saying:
1. Replacing and maintaining are simple, remove one of the 4 modules and it's done.
2. Starbucks uses these machines
3. Easily add additional units to the machine
How much does this machine cost, especially the parts to replace?
Correct me if I'm wrong, the Black and White machine is the commercial and the Tiger machine is the home use or can I use it for commercial as well.
08-09-2008 06:35 PM
Re: Question: About Thermoplan Espresso Machines
The tiger machine is a low volume machine that has been used in a commercial environment here in America. Therefore, it has gotten a bad rap. Bunn o matic has discontinued the distribution. I have sold 7 of them to my customers and, although they performed well, they were not indestructible enough for America.
The black and white 1 machines are excellent, but also discontinued. In about a month the black and white 3 machines will be available through Bunn o matic and as a Bunn espresso service agent I am really looking forward to this. The modularity is such a great feature. Price is not set, but the black and white 1 listed for $16,900 many years ago. Hope that helps!