This is my first ever post. I have been a CS surfer for quite a few years now and loved the friendly environment and the knowledge people have over here. A bit about me:
Based in Victoria/Australia and brew around 28-40 shots/week. I have a Mazzer Mini Electronic, paired with a Breville Dual boiler (BES 920). Sadly, the Breville decided to have steam/pump issues and was quoted $385-400 to fix (by espressofix). Not keen on fixing, I am in the market for my next dual boiler beast.
Unable to justify the $8k LM GS3 spend, I am doing my final research before I pull the trigger on an ECM Synchronika. The top 3 dual boiler finalists for me were the Rocket R58, Profitek 700 and ECM Synch. Since I am really keen on the shot timer, I dropped Rocket R58 from my list so now its between the Profitek and ECM Synchronika.
Heavily leaning towards the ECM synchronika at this stage (mainly due to the build quality over the profitek). As this will be a long term investment for me 7+ years, I am happy to pay a bit more.
Will update once/after I purchase!