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    Advice on a new Espresso Machine please :-)

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    Hey all,

    Iv been without a coffee machine for a couple of years almost here, and thought it was about time I got another one.

    I had a Sunbeam EM6910 for a year or so. The steaming quality was great (even though slow) but the shots werent consistent enough for me.

    Im considering the below machines:

    1) *Silvia
    2) *GAGGIA Baby Twin
    3) *ASCASO DREAM

    I know a bit about the Silvia, but I was wondering if others can give feedback on the shot quality/steam quality etc of the 3 machines?

    I mostly drink flatwhites in a tulip cup, and shortblacks. I wudnt make more then 2x milk based drinks at once, but when I do I need high quality milk.

    Thanks all for any advice :-)

    PS: Here are some links on Trademe (New Zealands eBay) on the Gagga and Ascaso for info etc

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    Re: Advice on a new Espresso Machine please :-)

    Hmm,

    If you couldnt get consistent shots on a 6910, isnt the Silvia even pickier to produce a good shot (not baiting for irrate responses, just what I have picked up on from various posts here).

    You also havent mentioned a grinder, do you have a suitable one?

    Cheers

    Sen

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    Re: Advice on a new Espresso Machine please :-)

    I have only used a silvia, however it has produced the best coffee I have ever tasted (tm) and I find the steamed milk to be rich and creamy.

    After a couple of months of use, I am finding that almost every shot is at least good, many being excellent.

    I drink mostly short black / macchiato fwiw.

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    Re: Advice on a new Espresso Machine please :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B6D66697C677A080 link=1237198415/1#1 date=1237332881
    Hmm,

    If you couldnt get consistent shots on a 6910, isnt the Silvia even pickier to produce a good shot (not baiting for irrate responses, just what I have picked up on from various posts here).

    You also havent mentioned a grinder, do you have a suitable one?

    Cheers

    Sen
    Thanks for your feedback.

    Anyone know anything about the ASCASO DREAM or GAGGIA Baby Twin?

    I dont currently have a grinder. I used to have the Sunbeam grinder, but was leaning towards the Rocky grinder to have more control over the grind.



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