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    sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

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    hey guys as has been discuss here previously, I just say last night on the tv that Sunbeam is doing there buy a 6910 and get a free 0480 grinder.

    If anyone is in the market for one, its a good time. Spoke with a salesman about it today said only running for the month of October.

    just some possibly helpful news ;)

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Thats true - just purchased a set today from Hardly Normal. The flyer in the stores says the promotion is valid until Dec 24. I dont know if it involves a redemption from Sunbeam from other stores, but HN had the grinders as well, so I picked up up both the 6910 and the 480 and got a good discount too.

    My only problem at this stage is that I ended up with two 480s, as I bought one 3 weeks ago to go with my then working Aldi machine. In the meantime, the Aldi machine kicked the bucket this morning, so I ended up getting the 6910 and the free grinder. I guess the spare 480 might end up on evilbay.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    The S/B outlet store does the 6910 for $550 so I guess with the grinder, it works out the same? This is an ongoing price, just in case anyone misses the current sale.

    As someone who has just been through this, id HIGHLY recommend getting a better grinder. My 0480 died after 2 weeks use. S/B replaced it but I then sold it and bought a rocky.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Bad luck with the 0480.

    I replaced my 0450 fairly swiftly to pair with the 6910 at work and recently sold it to a work colleague for use at home with his plunger.

    Now Im working on him to by an Aeropress for a cleaner cup as the fines can be annoying.

    If you can get a bargain price, where the grinder is genuinely free, then take the deal and flog the grinder, putting the cash towards a better grinder.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    I just saw the shops are doing this deal, Ive been waiting for this for a while.
    But, now I have noticed the price has gone up from around $600 to the rrp of $799
    So I dont think you are getting the grinder for nothing, I will keep looking for a better price though :)

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Quote Originally Posted by 35382D2D3C063E302B35590 link=1254916585/4#4 date=1255171238
    I just saw the shops are doing this deal, Ive been waiting for this for a while.
    But, now I have noticed the price has gone up from around $600 to the rrp of $799
    So I dont think you are getting the grinder for nothing, I will keep looking for a better price though :)

    Well yes and no....

    RRP has been $799 for a while now and, while discounts can be had, with an offer like that (free grinder) you may not get such a big discount if any.

    That is why we didnt wait for the offer - got the two for $750 early this year. Looked at the price and figured it was as good as the redemption offer anyway, without having to wait for the grinder to turn up.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    I just picked up the 6910 with free grinder for $620
    so I am very happy ;D ;D
    So it does pay to shop around as a lot of places would only sell it for $799 as they said you are getting a grinder worth $220 :-?

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Its interesting how many different deals can be had but many people soon figure out that as a great machine as the 6910 is the grinder is really at the low end of the market but i have found with some silicone tape and the odd mod u can turn this chucky stepped grinder into an alright though noisy stepless, though calibration can take alitte while.

    Was totally surprised at the whisper quiet operation of the rocky, might be an upgrade i will make sooner rather than later

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    I have just upgraded from the Lux (sounds like a 747 landing) to an Isomac Granmachinino (went from 82-89db over 3 months from new) to a Rocky. The rocky is significantly quieter and what really surprised me was the improvement in shot quality over the other two, especially the Isomac. I am now a believer! Go the Rocky! I only drink 1-2 coffees/day at home so anything larger is really overkill.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Hi guys , just wondering how the 6910 owners find their machines.
    I had a silvia/rocky combo & miss it dearly but not the finicky silvia :P
    I have heard that they are less fussy to use than silvia would be good to hear some advise on this as I am seriously looking at this combo.
    I currently have a Gaggia Titanium which gives average coffee , but not the depth of flavour I need.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B405D445C5251280 link=1254916585/9#9 date=1255861788
    Hi guys , just wondering how the 6910 owners find their machines.
    I had a silvia/rocky combo & miss it dearly but not the finicky silvia :P
    I have heard that they are less fussy to use than silvia would be good to hear some advise on this as I am seriously looking at this combo.
    I currently have a Gaggia Titanium which gives average coffee , but not the depth of flavour I need.

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    GP did a great review on the two machines...

    http://www.coffeetamper.com.au/kb/reviews/sunbeam-silvia/

    In addition a review on teh grinder can be found here..

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1138058473;start=all

    However it is like so many things... What suits one may not suite another...

    With that in mind and the issue that you raise as a personal dislike - "finicky" Then the EM6910 is much better or one might say more forgiving.. Sure you can PID the siliva, but that then adds to the cost and for a few extra $$$ you could go to the next level up..

    There is so much on the EM6910 on CS you could read for days..

    Both systems have their staunch supporters and those that dislike with a passion.. Read the reviews etc.. Make a call as to what will provide you and family etc with functionality and go for it.. They both need tlc.. Just different.

    If ya want to go up a notch on both... Then look at the sponsors as they have a couple of combo units and they appear to be doing well and providing great cups of coffee.








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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    I called Sunbeam last week - they said the offer is from selected stores only and the grinder is from the store stock, not by redemption from Sunbeam as previously. The TV ad states the grinder offer is "while stocks last".
    I then tried Bing Lee - they werent aware of the offer.
    Where did you purchase your machine/grinder from latte girl?

    Thanks,
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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Hi Rob
    I got it from Joyce mayne in Albury. They did say there it was only till they ran out of stock.
    Harvey norman said they would match the price too.
    Myer came back at $669.
    Hope this helps :)

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    Hi Rob I went to bing lee today & they had the em6910 for $749 negotiable & salesman was unsure of the grinder deal until I pointed it out to him in bold writing on top of the machine & the grinder box showing a sticker with "sold with em6910"(bloody moron) ::)
    anyway after I told him what to sell me I put one on layby :)
    So Hardly normals & Bing lee In western sydney seem to have the deal
    Hope this helps :)

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    Thanks latte girl n shultzy! Enjoy your new machines & make sure you buy freshly roasted coffee regularly :)

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Got mine for 670 at david Jones last night. very excited a little daunted!

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    I ended up cancelling the layby at bing & bought from Hardly normals for $680 plus $60 for 5 yr extended warranty for both machine & grinder & set of Villeroy & boch cutlery set worth $229 thrown in ! bargain & (seriously recommend extended warranty) ;D

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    Hello!

    Long time reader first time poster... Just wanted to share my story.

    For the last few months have been reading and absorbing the wealth of knowledge from all the members on the forum. Initially I was convinced that the SB 6910 & 0480 combo was right combo for me. After reading hours of information, I was convinced that the 6910 had to many issues and looked for another combo. I moved to the Silvia & Rocky and again didn’t really feel comfortable with purchasing because the “un-forgivingness” of the machine. I then considered the VBM Piccolo and K3 but the price tag and my inexperience just seemed a silly choice for my first machines.

    This morning I found my self at square one, I finally bit the bullet and picked up the SB 6910 & 0480 combo for $620 at Harvey Norman (thanks to latte girl for the price point *:)), and a bag of Sumatra Dark from Gloria Jeans (yes, yes I know, just wanted beans ASAP).

    Opened it up and plugged it all in, ground the beans and pulled my first shot. To say I was a little disappointed would be an understatement. Pulled another shot - same result. Even went for a third, which I should not have bothered with.

    Wife suggested watching the DVD. Best thing I could have possibly done. (I highly recommend the DVD to any novices who are initially struggling.)
    On my fourth attempt, I changed the grind setting to 10, tampered as per DVD instructions, pressed the button and waited. This time the shot was, well, it was pouring out like on the DVD! It was a rich, consistent flow. I even managed to get a bit of crema.

    Couldn’t wipe the smile off my face after that...but still have a long way to go. And looking forward to my espresso journey.


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    Welcome to CS.

    Now for some fresh beans..........

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    Hi SMC welcome!
    I know what you are going through , I had a Silvia /Rocky combo & while I cant fault either I didnt have the time or patience to get the best out of silvia so i sold them both & bought a super auto machine(blasfeemer)& hoped the covienience of just pushing a button would compensate. While the coffe was ok (still better than gloria jeans)
    I missed the depth of flavour real machines can produce.
    So after considering my options I went for the SB em6910 combo & after just 2 dialin shots & some fresh (close) beans from my local Micheals patisery (i like their coffee & the owner is the barista & he,s good) I reckon the em 6910 is capable of great shots & can get there easier than with Silvia (my lack of experience & patience not silvias fault) my shot was just as good if not better than the shot from the comm machine.
    I look forward to hearing how you find the machine & there is a lot of helpful snobs here to impart their wisdom.Cant wait for my next shot gotta get a naked portafiller!

    cheers :)

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    As TG and all CS will say... FRESH BEANS..

    By that we mean beans from a supplier that can be trusted / validated..

    GJ and many others may be able to sate their beans are fresh... But a fresh USE BY is often no more than 3 - 4 week at most; past the time of roasting. Not packing or arrival to shop..

    When ya see best before 2010 etc it means that is should not kill you... Nothing to do with teh quality of teh beans / grounds.

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    Agree 100% with Anger , If you have to get beens from a gj or as with me micheals, I ask them for the beans from the grinder hopper as they go through so much they tend to be fresh, be weary of specials on pre packaged beans usually means near use by (ie months old) & never buy supermarket beans ( i would rather lick the inside of my grinder :o) I once got some beans from gj & they opened the bag & bugs flew out-no joke so I said no thankyou never again.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F6479607876750C0 link=1254916585/21#21 date=1256453588
    as they go through so much they tend to be fresh
    The logic here is faulty.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F534E555F5E495C545F3B0 link=1254916585/22#22 date=1256471534
    Quote Originally Posted by 7F6479607876750C0 link=1254916585/21#21 date=1256453588
    as they go through so much they tend to be fresh
    The logic here is faulty.
    :) but they told me they were just delivered....... they gotta be fresh TG

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2C202924242D410 link=1254916585/23#23 date=1256471871
    Quote Originally Posted by 6F534E555F5E495C545F3B0 link=1254916585/22#22 date=1256471534
    Quote Originally Posted by 7F6479607876750C0 link=1254916585/21#21 date=1256453588
    as they go through so much they tend to be fresh
    The logic here is faulty.
    :) but they told me they were just delivered....... they gotta be fresh TG
    They were when they were roasted...

    Ya just got to learn to ask the right questions :D

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    It can take months to get some beans through the supply chain and into the stores.

    Even weekly deliveries are only delivering stale beans.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    I (think I) recall reading posts on what had to be done to the SB 6910 to get a better shot out of it... something about cutting away something from the bottom of the basket?? Or am I way off track?

    Am I correct in thinking it comes a pressurised basket which should be replaced ASAP?

    What modifications make a 6910 better?

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3530375F0 link=1254916585/26#26 date=1257228486
    I (think I) recall reading posts on what had to be done to the SB 6910 to get a better shot out of it... something about cutting away something from the bottom of the basket?? Or am I way off track?

    Am I correct in thinking it comes a pressurised basket which should be replaced ASAP?

    What modifications make a 6910 better?
    Yep use the single floor basket... *Comes with both types..

    As to cutting stuff away... Not on the EM6910

    Read this topic and focus on part 4.. *

    Every thing on the EM691 has been covered... *http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1248646363

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    This 6910 deal is on special at Pannels (Noosa, Maroochy & Coolum) on the Sunshine Coast for $646 inc free grinder. Cheapest Ive seen.

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    Re: sunbeam 6910 & 0480 bargin!

    Thanks AngerManagement. Id been searching on CS for a couple of days before asking the question - seems like I was searching for the wrong info.

    Thanks again.



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