I am new to this site, this is actually my first post. I have recently joined as I am looking to upgrade from a Saeco magic. We have had it for a few years now and I would say it has been repaired at least four times. It has broken again hence the move to a new machine I am fed up. The boiler has gone three times.
My sister has one and a good friend has one and the are both very dissapointed in the machines and the resultant coffee.
You may well be blowing $150.00 that you could put towards something that makes a decent cup.
You can grind your own coffee and put in in the machine if you wish. I also did this but the coffee was never very good and I used very good beans from my local roaster .
This is just my humble opinion.