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    Dead Sunbeam Ristreto :-)

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    Hi,
    after two years of 3-4 coffees a day my Sunbeam Ristretto is dying...I did the krups basket thing, but never managed to get them to seal (even after putting in a new seal) properly, so I ended up cutting the bottoms off the Sunbeam ones. I managed in combination with my Sunbeam 480 grinder to make consistently drinkable cofee - I have an Italian friend who adores his coffee , wont drink at cafes etc, but enjoys mine, so I think Ive got the basics down reasonably.

    What to replace the Ristretto with? I have a very restricted budget, no more than $250-$300.

    I live near the Subeam seconds shop in Maribyrnong, and you can regularly get new units in marked boxes at a third off retail - so perhaps one of their more upmarket machines? Or perhaps just a new Ristretto (usually $65 at the seconds shop).

    Suggestions anyone? Breville Ikon BES400?

    cheers
    Gary

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    Re: Dead Sunbeam Ristreto :-)

    Maybe you could stretch to an EM6910?

    Do you have a good grinder?

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    Re: Dead Sunbeam Ristreto :-)

    hi,
    6910 s double what I can spend unfortunately, I have a Sunbeam em480 grinder - works well.

    cheers
    Gary

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    Re: Dead Sunbeam Ristreto :-)

    What about a solis sl-70? about $400?
    Its really good at steaming milk.

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    Re: Dead Sunbeam Ristreto :-)

    +1 for the Breville Ikon.

    If you can still get it with the free grinder, sell the grinder *;)

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    Re: Dead Sunbeam Ristreto :-)

    anyone know where the best deal is currently on the Breville Ikn?

    cheers
    Gary



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