Olympia Cremina Boiler Cap Complete with Vacuum Breaker - Fits all Cremina & Maximatic - 100450
- This cap is an original made by Olympia in Switzerland.
- Fits all olympia espresso machines.
- Fits All Cremina's
- Fits Cremina 67
- Fits Cremina 2002
- Fits Cremina New
- Fits all Maximatics
- Fits Olympia Club
- Fits Olympia Coffex
Posted by IggyWeehawken on 13th Jul 2017
I have an '87 Cremina and this is my second boiler cap of this kind. First one I purchased new from another company but the ceramic part inside started to crumble. It lasted only a year. Then I went back to my stock cap which still works but it's noisy. Let's hope this one lasts much longer as it's perfect. It is silent and I feel the heating element turns off and on less often.
Posted by Matthew Lenz on 20th Mar 2017
I had a cracked older style cap that sealed with a vacuum breaker, and replaced it with this one. If you listen very carefully, you'll hear the steam escape for a few seconds, then the sound of it sealing, and then nothing! That should be enough to get rid of the false pressure.
DOES ITS JOB
Posted by Hal on 23rd Jan 2017
The cap allowed the boiler to come up to pressure/temp w/o false release required as advertised.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Nov 2016
Perfect fit. Perfect operation. Excellent service from Cerini.
I own two of these - one for my Cremina Lever, and one for my Coffex/Maximatic.
Posted by Tim S on 13th Sep 2016
I own two Olympia Creminas (a 1983 & 1989 vintage), and a 1985 Olympia Coffex (which is like the Maximatic). I always have one Cremina and a Coffex set up on my coffee bar - and use them both, alternating by the day. Sometimes I like to take a couple extra minutes to pull a shot on the Cremina, sometimes I like to use the Hx and pump on the Coffex. Both make wonderful shots.
I bought one of these caps a couple of years ago from Cerini's, and would always swap it back and forth between either the Cremina or Coffex, depending on which one I was using. Problem was that half the time I would forget to swap them, then discover that when it was time to pull a shot, then would have to relieve the false pressure, then wait....you get it.
Then, other times, if I wanted to switch machines when one was already hot, I couldn't take the cap off without draining all the pressure first... burning valuable seconds out of my day, and adding extra steps to getting my coffee!
So I bought a second cap - that way I would never have to remember to swap them!! It is pretty much a convenience thing... I know, first world problems.
As far as NOT having this cap, and having to do the "relieve the false pressure" dance? Forget it, get this cap. So many times I turn the machine on, then have to return at the right time to relieve pressure... no way, too much to think about, and too much to forget. I want to turn it on, and come back when it is warmed up and go, and not have to work the "relieve the pressure" step into my <forgetful> routine.
Great cap, does what it should, so much I own two now. Plus, it goes without saying that working with Johnny and Cerini's is the way to go... top notch operation and great people.
Cheers and thanks for reading.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Apr 2016
The new cap seams to make less hissing noise. Now, how do I stop the boiler from losing so much water each day?
Works as Advertised
Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2014
This cap fit my 1980 vintage Olympia machine perfectly.