I see this is just an ad for your water system. How lame.
Sorry for not forming the discussion clearer. And just for clarification, I have no ties whatsoever to this company (Steve, no ad, and I am not endorsing this company) ... I just saw a commercial while I was watching the news. This discussion is not limited only to this particular company by any means; but electronic water treatment in general. I never knew such a thing existed, but when I saw the commercial I immediate thought of it's coffee potential. I guess I'm really curious if electronic water treatment even works, and if it would have espresso machine applications. So I just want to see if anyone has ever used electronic water treatments. I own a coffee kiosk with a GB/5 and have to buy my water and am limited with what treatments I can use as well as the water available. A electronic water treatment would be great ... if indeed it works. ...
Anything like these units:
It doesn't remove the minerals, but rather supposedly changes the way they bond to surfaces.
Frankly, it sounds a bit pseudo, kind of like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpyT4pc_0ak
But if it truly prevented and reduced scale buildup in the machine ... I may just have to do an experiment with one ... but I'm hoping for an 'uncle Rico' who can say, "I could have told you that." :-D