Welcome..... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]Originally Posted by 0D262B2B3D2B11032120252B374E0 link=1250331018/0#0 date=1250331018
Thats only a temporary reprieve mate because of a current sale. I imagine they will head back up to normal retail prices after that ceases.
Both machines are excellent quality in pretty well all areas and in the end, your final choice will come down to personal preferences, more than anything else. Best thing you can do is try to visit a reputable specialist retailer such as our Site Sponsors, and arrange for some side by side hands-on demos and a close scrutiny. Ive put together a review of my initial experiences with the Diadema Junior Extra I bought a few months ago and can be found here.... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1163234999/25#25
Lots of info to be found on the Giotto Premium Plus too but the best thing is to arrange for the hands-on demo. Nothing like getting a feel for both machines, and any others for that matter as there are some beauties in this price/quality range.... :)
All the best,