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    Question Black espresso machine

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    Hey guys,

    We have a black Compak Push through recommendations from this forum. At the time I could only afford the grinder OR an espresso machine so I took your advice and went with the grinder.

    Now I'd like to foray into the espresso machine territory. We're currently using Aeropress.

    My problem is that I'm a big stubborn jerk and I want a black machine; or at least a machine that is primarily black. I just like black appliances.

    Breville do a couple that come in black (but the one I like the look of the most - the Dual Boiler - only seems to come with the grinder which I don't want). My other appliances (kettle/toaster/slow cooker/etc) are all Breville and I'm quite happy with them but I do feel a bit anxious about them for espresso for some reason.

    I've seen the Silvia recommended a million times but it seems to only be silver.

    Other than Breville are there any recs for a black entry-level machine around the $600-$1000 mark? Thank you

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    I guess you could always buy an Italian machine of your preference, remove the covers and have them powder-coated to a black finish....

    Mal.
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    Simonelli Oscar

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    Check this out....even better face to face. Post #123

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/brewing-eq...tml#post556814

    hmmmmmm..... trés cool.

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    At your budget, go for the Simonelli Oscar. Will be a great match with the K3.
    I have the black one with the K3 silver.
    Have not let us down.
    If you do go ahead and get the machine, I,d recommend changing the standard 4 hole tip to a 2 hole aftermarket one from Coffeeparts.
    Much better microfoam for latte art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewayss View Post
    At your budget, go for the Simonelli Oscar. Will be a great match with the K3.
    Thing is, that is about 40-50% outside his stated budget...

    Mal.

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    Awakeasleep,
    If ya willing to fork out for the advertised $1098.00 plus any freight charges that may apply for the black Oscar from sponsor Casa Espresso, I think you got a good deal on that one.
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    Breville DB's frequently show up on sale for under $1k, at the big retailers.....in various colours .
    So be patient and watch for the specials!.
    ..Or there is always the Gaggia Classic .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewayss View Post
    Casa Espresso
    And from a few months ago

    "Hi all,

    Time to clear the demo bench!

    Some great pick ups here for those that are quick. Minimal use on all these and used as demo machines only.

    ....

    -Nuova Simonelli Oscar $895

    .....

    Feel free to send me a PM or call on (03) 9530 8992 if interested.

    Cheers
    Antony
    CASA ESPRESSO"
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    We still have the demo Oscar in stock and also new Black as well.

    thank you for the referral Wantrancillio10

    cheers

    Antony
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    Thank you everyone for your advice. I will not be able to afford to purchase until closer to Christmas, just doing my research now. The demo Oscar looks like a great price, I will definitely see if it's still free come mid-November



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