Hi Denise,Originally Posted by iskudo link=1212020838/0#0 date=1212020838
I forsee problems there....
Your brief indicates that you should seriously consider a heat exchange machine but your budget is well short of the $$$ required.
I think you need to revisit the Sunbeam. Just pray that you get a reliable one if you go that way :-/
As for a grinder, it and fresh coffee are crucial. Most here would consider the Sunbeam to be barely adequate- if that.
My advice, buy a really good grinder ($500+ ) and save for the machine. Fresh coffee, freshly ground is great- even in a plunger.