Replacing from EM6910
looking for some advice!
My Sunbeam EM6910 has finally died after 9 years of use and now looking to replace it but not sure what is a good replacement. unfortunately, my budget is only around $800
want to know thoughts are on the below as a replacement?
- Breville the Barista Pro Coffee Machine (BES878)
- DeLonghi La Specialista (EC9335M)
- Breville The Barista Express (BES870)
- others i should consider?
I do have a bur grinder but is around 9 years old, not sure if i should get a ginder included or use the one i have
Thanks for your input
What's your grinder? How many of what coffees a day are you making?
Hey level3ninja ,
Currently have the SunBeam Bur grinder, think its a EM0440 which came with the EM6910. Only make coffee on the weekends mainly and occasionally during the week. mainly make milky coffee's.
I would skip the DeLonghi, the two Brevilles you listed will do a better job. They are only single thermoblocks though, so you won't be able to brew and steam at the same time like the 6910 if that's something you're after. Another good combo that's similar/better would be a BES840 + BCG820.
So after some consideration i think i'm now looking at either
- Breville BES840
- Sunbeam EM7000 /EM7100
Was going to go for the BES878 but have realised that i dont have the bench space. As i have a decent grinder already i will go for a separate Machine & Grinder. Between the Sunbream and Breville, which is the better unit. I have been happy with my EM6910 so just want to see what the main differences are between the two machines
Breville BES840 Key Features
• The Breville The Infuser Coffee Machine has low-pressure pre-infusion and digital PID temperature control (adjustable in 2-degrees increments) to let you easily optimise espresso extraction.
• Built with multiple shot options (1 shot, 2 shots, or manual), this coffee machine quickly delivers the dose you want.
• This Breville coffee machine has a powerful 1600W element to provide quick heat-ups and plenty of high-pressure steam needed when adding frothy micro-foam texturing to your coffee.
• For enhanced pouring management, The Infuser Coffee Machine has volumetric control buttons.
Sunbeam EM7100 Key Features
• Lined with stainless-steel PID-controlled thermoblock system, the Sunbeam Cafe Series Coffee Machine allows you to regulate the water temperature to prepare delicious coffees at home.
• With a built-in espresso gauge and a temperature sensing steam wand, this coffee machine lets you easily monitor the required pressure and temperature to brew coffee and steam milk.
• For added convenience, the Sunbeam Espresso Coffee Machine comes with a water filter, tamper, 600ml stainless milk jug, cleaning disc, and a cleaning tool.
• Ideal for serving cups of coffee to your guests or loved ones, the Cafe Series Espresso Machine has a 3 litre water tank capacity.
The biggest difference will be that the BES840 has one thermoblock and the EM7000 has two. The other major difference is that the BES840 uses a 54mm portafilter and the EM7000 uses a standard 58mm portafilter, so you can buy commercial grade baskets and tampers to fit the EM7000.
The difference between the EM7000 & EM7100 is that the 7100 can do pods and the 7000 cannot. I don't think the 7000 is in production anymore either. From my experience with the 2x varients of the EM6910 that did/didn't do pods the one that didn't do pods made better coffee because of the holes in the shower screen being spread out the full width of the group head, whereas the pod model only had holes as wide as a pod.
P.S. if you're in Sydney and looking to dispose of a 6910 I might know a guy