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    Lightbulb Replacing an old Cafe Series with...?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi All,
    Replacing a 9 year old Sunbeam Cafe Series 6910. Bought under good advice and have enjoyed the cups it's provided.
    But the collar seems to be worn and so group head seal is shot - not a good look...and not wanting to throw $200 plus for repair.
    Would love to have $1000-1500 plus, but have more like $700-800.

    Dropped by the local b&m retailer this afternoon - looking to buy this weekend

    So, if you have a preference/experience/opinion regarding the following (or ANOTHER contender)would REALLY appreciate your input:

    1. Breville Barista Express $699
    2. SB Cafe Series 7100 $699
    3. Delonghi LA Specialista $699
    4. Rancilio Silvia V3 - Pre-loved $579 (jetblack - 3 mth warranty)

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    You obviously already have a grinder so Iíd prefer the Breville BES840 over your selections. Otherwise a new SB6910 or 7000 should be able to be bought for a bit cheaper than the 7100. Barring all that the Silvia isnít a bad option, just be aware that itís a less enjoyable user experience than the 6910 and thereíll be a bit of a learning curve.
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    1. Breville Barista Express $699

    I have experience with this one. Best features are that it is designed for convenience, fits in a small area, no mess from grinds, at this price point with basic grinder, just does its job. Worst feature is internal scale build up causes reliability issues, at least with my local tap water, hence extended warranty is essential. Not perfect but a long way from bad.

    Interested to see what you get. GOOD LUCK

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