Make a more delicious espresso drink today! This in-tank, rechargeable water softener will do the trick. It will remove more of the mineral content from your questionable tap water before it hits the boiler and waterworks. It will work on any espresso machine that has an intake hose down in the water tank. Simply hook it up to the hose and you are good to go.
You can also recharge these resin water softeners by putting one in a glass with a few tablespoons of kosher salt (or any other non-iodized, additive-free salt) and water solution. Depending on your usage and water quality, this could be as often as once per week or less. With the Resin Water Softener, it's easy to keep your espresso machine in tip-top condition!
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The Resin Water Softener for espresso machines fits tank style models with an intake hose.
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With a Resin Water Softener you'll have crisp, clean water and the right amount of minerals to extract that ideal espresso shot.
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My water is right up there with yours at around 12-14
I had the resin softener in my Silvia and it seemed to work fine. Because of the excessive hardness, I recharged it with a salt water flush weekly. I suspect that may be overkill but it can't hurt.
When I moved to the Quickmill Alexia a few months ago, I decided to go with two 10" filters. One softening cartridge and one particle cartridge on a utility sink off the kitchen. The hardness was reduced to 1-2 grains. The main reason was to have soft water for the Technivorm and the electric kettle. I found the hardness strips not accurate enough and am using the Hach 5B Hardness test kit which is accurate to 1 grain.
So, the resin filter appeared to work well and I had no issues.
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If you have very hard water and are using this for a coffee shop you will need to use a system designed for household. It can be regenerated by using salt water. Just dissolve some salt in warm water. then you will need to push this through the container. Then flush it with some bottle water for best results.
If you are using city water also add a carbon filter to remove the chlorine.
Mixed a saturated solution of table salt or kosher salt and dropped the filter in for 5 or 10 minutes. Then flushed with clear water until the salty taste was gone.
My filter has worked perfectly. I recharge it by siphoning 2 cups of Kosher salt saturated water through it about every two weeks. This is followed by siphoning 4 cups of distilled water to remove the salty water.
According to another user, "It depends on the hardness of your water and the amount of water used. Do a web search "how to calculate water softener capacity" and there are sites that tell you how to calculate how long this will last. But note this is for a much larger unit."
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It is good piece of mind IMO, and I only plan on recharging it once a month. This is based off of the rate of softening required for my water.
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(Posted on 11/19/2010)