Foodaura

I have been currently using two spectra 20s. I am looking at upgrading into one larger machine. I had intended to stay with spectra and go with the 65 but after reading through the forum here the DCM has sparked my interest. Can anyone tell me the differences between these?

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DiscoverChoc
DiscoverChoc

Editor

One of the major differences between the 70 size of the Spectra and DCM machines is that the DCM machines are direct drive - no belts or chains. In the long run, this is going to mean the DCM machiness will be easier to maintain.

The DCM 70 (capacity 70lbs), while more expensive than the Spectra 70 (capacity 60lbs), does offer the option of the rapid refiner (temperature control) and the ability to add pneumatic pistons to the grinding wheels which offer more precise and repeatable control over pressure. These two options, while increasing the purchase price of the DCM 70 should lead to a) shorter batch times and b) more repeatable, consistent results. For these two reasons alone I would favor the DCM over the Spectra if you can make your budget stretch.

While I can't get a discount for you, I can make a referral to the people at DCM if you think it would help. Are you in the US?

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Foodaura
Foodaura

I am in Ontario canada so not far from jersey

DiscoverChoc
DiscoverChoc

Editor

Let me know if you decide to go with DCM and want the referral.

Foodaura
Foodaura

I am very interested and would appreciate any referral

DiscoverChoc
DiscoverChoc

Editor

I will send an email referral out tomorrow as I know there's no one in the office today. I have your email as a**a@a*******y.com - correct?

CasaChocolates
CasaChocolates

The build quality on the DCM is better as is the support if you need parts or anything else.