Why is my house not powerful enough for my espresso maker? Is there a fix?
After reading comments today about the woot! grill offering, it occurs to me that this community may be able to help me with an issue I am having. The house where I am living was built circa 1949. We have learned not to run the microwave and toaster oven at the same time, lest we want to make a trip out to the side of the house to reset the tripped circuit breaker. The wiring or whatever issue I am having causes my espresso maker to, on most days, make the espresso really slowly; instead of a steady stream, it drip...drip...dribbles. This is the espresso maker I have (De'Longhi EC155): http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F49XXG/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it says it is 1100 watts. Now here is the interesting twist! On days when I trip the circuit breaker, the espresso maker works like it is supposed to, fast and with lovely crema, YAY! So, what is going on, and is there anything I can do as a workaround? I have tried different outlets, this does not help. THANKS!