Id be more concerned about a Sunbeam breaking than a well manitained Silvia...Originally Posted by 2F223737262E362E2E3A430 link=1268632174/0#0 date=1268632174
and the a wait of month/s without a machine when/if repairs are required?-have a local retravision here which will take back a Sunbeam if it needed repairs etc
correct...-make only 1-2 lattes a day - so am not looking for a machine with a huge boiler capacity.
-am concerned about aluminium in the Sunbeam - ??but is it in the external thermoblock and hence not actually in contact with the water?
I suspect that if theyre not prepared to disclose a roast date, its because they dont want you to know!I use australian coffee beans from a brand called auswana - dont know how freshly roasted. But, I do grind my beans approximately 3 seconds before brewing!!
Good plunger grinder, not up to the task IMHO for real espresso with non pressurised baskets. It will be fine for pressurised baskets, but the coffee will be uuuugly!And using a DeLonghi roaster - I believe has Solis internals.
Good luck!Anyone out there with advice/similar situation -would be appreciated!!
Also - Pressurized vs Non pressurized portafilters/baskets - which one comes as standard in the Sunbeam EM6910, and why is it my general impression when reading through the forum, that the NON-pressurized variety is the best? ie....what is the difference??
(please excuse my ignorance - am only new to this game!!).
have a new baby and hence have been off coffee for the past 1year or so, and now regaining my enthusiasm and love of coffee!
I think you should revisit either the Lelit or the Silva with a good grinder. Look after them and your offspring will be using them long after you are gone ;)
As for the Sunbeam....some work, many break...
Caveat emptor and good luck- with machine and bub ;)