Great service from Baristify. Super-efficient delivery and excellent packing - very important when something this fragile and this expensive is being moved about! The Bianca is quite an upgrade (!) from the Gaggia Baby I've owned for >20 years, and it's great to be able to buy from an authorised dealer for Lelit here in Ireland. Lelit once advertised the Bianca with the strapline of 'If you're not a real Barista, keep away from me!'. I can identify with the sentiment, but she's really not a scary machine to use - rather forgiving in many ways - everything is so stable and consistent. Just as well really, as I'm not a real barista! I'm sure I have plenty yet to lear, but if you're put off by the paddle, don't be. You can leave the paddle fully open to start with if you wish, or you can 'ride' the pressure giving a long preinfusion, or you can set it around 6/7 o'clock and watch the pressure rise, then fall during the shot a bit like a classic lever machine without having to lift so much as a finger. My latte art still, er, has room for improvement, and it's obviously not a fair comparison, but steaming milk on the Bianca is so easy that I'm improving much faster than I was with the Gaggia! I'm delighted.
Bianca has pride of place in the Kitchen, a fantastic machine. Many thanks for you pre and post purchase help and advice.
Love it! Went to meet Ben from Baristafy in their showrooms in Cork he gave me plenty of advice and the Bianca is fantastic. The dual boiler creates lovely silky milk and the pressure profiling is perfect to add that extra dimension to your brew. 10/10