There is a rumor going around that this model is being discontinued and being replaced by the BZ10. This is not true.
Some machines come with a thin white coating that can easily be peeled off.
Differences between BZ02 and BZ07 models:
The BZ02 has plastic side panels with a stainless steel rear, and the BZ07 as stainless steel wraparound body.
The BZ07 is a narrower machine, and due to this, the water wand and steam wand are very close to each other.
The steam wand and hot water wand are on a bi-directional, horizontal axis for rotation while the same on the BZ07 is multi-directional.
The grouphead on the BZ02 is welded to the boiler and the heat transfers passively while the BZ07 has a heating element with a thermostat to control temperature.
The steam and hot water wands are controlled by a rotational knob on the BZ02 and a spring-loaded handle on the BZ07.
The brew group size of this machine is 58mm. It will not fit standard E61 portafilters or other E61 parts.
We only sell the tank models at this time. There currently is no retro fit to turn it into direct connect.
GoldPro2Hole steam tip does NOT fit into this machine. We don't have any alternative steam tips at this time.
Q & A:
Q: I noticed that when I am pulling shots the temperature remains constant. However, when I attempt to steam at the same time the PID temperature drops from 95 down into the 80s, one time as far as 82. Have I just reached the limits of my machine? Unsure if I am doing something wrong or my machine might be faulty. A: This is normal. You are taking temperature down in two places (espresso and steam), and 110v can not send enough power to keep up. You can do both at the same time, but there is always a 'slight' temperature loss. I have stated this either on coffeegeek.com orhome-barista.com a few years ago about Pasquini machines and HX machines in general. Anything less than a 3-4 liter boiler, and temperature will be lost more rapidly when the steam boiler is on. Now, the better news. The sensor is in the steam boiler and temps the steam inside. The HX passes thru the water and steam. There is also a heater on the grouphead to keep it piping hot. So, we do not think the difference is as great as one sees.