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Thread: What machine for under $1000

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    What machine for under $1000

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    Now that my Bes870 has packed up and going to cost a lot to fix I am using this as an excuse to buy a new machine.

    My budget is $1000.
    I want a machine that is not going to take a longtime to warm up and will be simple for the wife to also use.

    Don't have a lot of worktop space but willing to look at a seperate grinder.

    What do you recommend please?

    Miss have a machine at home.


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    Are you looking to include a grinder in the $1000? I will also add the warm up of most machines are what they are, you can get switches to turn on when you get up and off when you are done if its a major concern.

    Cant go wrong with a Silvia, might even get a grinder included for a little around or a tad over $1000 and they will last.

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    Certainly a Sylvia fits the budget and there are some good package deals around on these with grinders.

    If you are in Melbourne feel free to visit our showroom

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    I’m not against the suggested and highly regarded Sylvia but if your were happy with the Breville, saw them at Costco today for $640 (Barista Express). Thought that was a bit of a bargain, not much more than your initial repair quote
    But If it’s an excuse for a little upgraditis, well you never saw this post - right
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    Which drinks do you make? How often?
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    Thanks for the advice

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    Thanks Anthony, I wish I was but in Sydney

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    I drink mostly flat whites and long blacks. Sometimes espresso's

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    There are people that like using single boiler non-hx machines like the Silvia for frequent milk based drinks but in all honesty it would drive me mad and more so if friends came over and i had a queue of lattes to produce. That machine is best for shots, with an occasional milk drink for a guest etc... at that price point (and often much lower) the breville bes920 is very hard to beat for a milk based coffee drinker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbroaster View Post
    There are people that like using single boiler non-hx machines like the Silvia for frequent milk based drinks but in all honesty it would drive me mad and more so if friends came over and i had a queue of lattes to produce. That machine is best for shots, with an occasional milk drink for a guest etc...
    Agree on the Silvia, it is great for shots and a couple of milk drinks, I was happy with mine until I had the family over for Xmas and had to make milk coffees for 14 people, I had my tail hanging out, I went and purchased an HX machine the following week!!

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    For under a thousand, with a built in conical burr grinder, the Lelit PL42EMI should be on the shortlist. Heats up faster than a Silvia and we have one on our demo bench if you want to see what it can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBlack_Espresso View Post
    For under a thousand, with a built in conical burr grinder, the Lelit PL42EMI should be on the shortlist. Heats up faster than a Silvia and we have one on our demo bench if you want to see what it can do.

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    Charlie I am not too far from your location so may pop down to have a look at both the Lelit and Silvia next weekend

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    No worries, see you then. In the meantime, here is an old post comparing the two:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/brewing-eq...tml#post559493

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