Sunbeam EM6910 vs Breville Duo-Temp Pro vs. Cafe series'
The girlfriend is offering a machine up to $500 value for an upcoming gift. She doesn't like coffee (yet!) but is eager to get into it. I have heard that the grinder is very important so I thought I should consider a lower end machine with a higher end grinder rather than vice-versa?
$281 - Breville Cafe Venezia BES250BSS ($189) + Sunbeam EM0440 grinder ($92)
$291 - Sunbeam Cafe Crema EM4820 ($199) + Sunbeam EM0440 grinder ($92)
(or add $249 for the Breville Smart Grinder Pro BCG820BSS)
$390 - DeLonghi Dedica EC680M ($298) + Sunbeam EM0440 grinder ($92)
$391 - Sunbeam Cafe Barista EM5000 ($299) + Sunbeam EM0440 grinder ($92)
$491 - Breville Duo-Temp Pro BES810BSS ($399) + Sunbeam EM0440 grinder ($92)
$498 - Sunbeam PU6910 (EM6910 and EM0440 grinder)
I'm leaning toward the PU6910 but would be happy to be convinced otherwise!
Last edited by theflattestwhite; 25th March 2016 at 08:54 PM.
Others, such as 'noidle22' will have a better idea of the comparisons, but I'd go for the PU6910 out of that lot. Looking at 2nd hand machines can be overwhelming when starting out, but if it's an option you might pick up a Gaggia Classic and a slightly better grinder for around $500.
Awesome, thanks mate! The second hand market is a bit dry here (Canberra) at the moment but I might go 2nd hand when I inevitably want to upgrade, more comfort in the 2nd hand market when you have something decent that runs well so you can take your time (in my opinion).
Originally Posted by LeroyC