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    Help choosing machine

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    Hi

    I am looking for a budget automatic machine for less than $500, that makes decent coffee and has milk frothing capabilities (NOT a capsule machine).

    So far I am tossing up between the Kogan automatic machine $379 and a Saeco Odea Go V2 ($400)

    Here are links for both of them:
    Kogan
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    Saeco
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    Could someone who knows what they are talking about please recommend the machine that will make better coffee and last longer. Also if someone knows of a better machine in this price range please let me know.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebaggas View Post
    Hi

    I am looking for a budget automatic machine for less than $500, that makes decent coffee and has milk frothing capabilities (NOT a capsule machine).

    Could someone who knows what they are talking about please recommend the machine that will make better coffee and last longer. Also if someone knows of a better machine in this price range please let me know.

    Thanks
    I doubt you will find anything "automatic" that makes "decent" coffee for under $500. ...certainly none that i would suggest.
    BUT, if you are prepared to put in a little effort to your coffee making there are many options that can produce very good coffee for that sort of money.
    So, is it "fully auto" only ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
    I doubt you will find anything "automatic" that makes "decent" coffee for under $500. ...certainly none that i would suggest.
    BUT, if you are prepared to put in a little effort to your coffee making there are many options that can produce very good coffee for that sort of money.
    So, is it "fully auto" only ?
    Hi

    yeh I am looking for a machine that grinds the beans and makes the coffee and has a steam wand. I don't need a fully auto machine that makes a full coffee with one press of the button. I actually prefer to steam my own milk.
    The style I am looking for is in te links I posted. I just want to know which of the 2 is better.

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    Hi,

    I'm guessing you want to skip the grinding and tamping procedure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlqkdnf89 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm guessing you want to skip the grinding and tamping procedure?
    Yes that's right. I want the machine to do that.

    I had a saeco magic comfort plus and I really like that machine. The only prob now is I am looking for something around $500

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    Breville Barista express fits your brief- but not your budget.



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