Saeco Via Venezia Repair or Replace
Hi there coffee snobs,
I have a Seaco Via Venezia that is around 10years old. It still works fine except for the pressurised portafilter springs and plastic bits have failed.
So I guess I now have 3 options and i'm not sure what to do. Any advised would be very much appreciated.
1. Replace the portafilter with a new one.
2. Convert to un-pressurised and buy a Brevile smart grinder pro.
3. Buy a new machine and grinder , but I don't have a huge budget so would probably only be able to get a similar class machine.
New ones currently seen on the web for $279 +S10 delivery from a well known sales outlet, Cheers, Ron.
10 years shouldn't be a problem for the machine. Cheapest option by far is to buy a new pressurised portafilter. They sell them at the Saeco supplier. If you want to take it to the next level you could get a naked, bottomless, portafilter from seattle coffee gear but then you will also need a half decent grinder.
So 10 years is not too old for a coffee machine!
Perhaps I'll look at either fixing or going unpressurised.
Is the Breville BCG820 OK? Seems to get good reviews.
Been looking around a bit.
Perhaps it may be better to spend a bit more and get something like the BES870 or EM6910 plus grinder. Thoughts?
Last edited by nac; 12th August 2014 at 05:21 PM.
I decided to get a Breville Smart Grinder Pro and mod it for now. When the machine dies or perhaps at Xmas time, ill get a new toy...:-)