Post By Dell99
Post By Otago
Post By matth3wh
[Bris] WTB: lever machine
I have a Gaggia classic and have been wanting a lever machines for a while. Just asking the community if they have a reasonably priced system.
Price range = $400-$500
Last edited by Dell99; 1 Week Ago at 04:10 PM.
You're going to need to provide a price that you are willing to pay or they'll delete your post, and you'll have a better chance if you confirm what you mean by a 'lever machine' (i.e. a machine where water is driven by a pump, but the flow of the pump is controlled by a lever....or a machine where a spring lever drives water through the puck).
Originally Posted by Dell99
Good point. This is just for home use and was wondering if there are any machine available within the $400 - $500.
I don't have a water pump/system so it needs to have its own reservoir.
The other option beyond pump or spring driven is a manual lever; which brings the Flair, new ROK Presso GC or the Cafelat Robot into the mix.
The Classic Flair and ROK should meet your budget while the Flair Pro and Robot will be just outside it. Having said that, there have already been a few Robots appearing on the second hand market.
You probably should take the number of shots pulled at a usual sitting into consideration when deciding whether a manual lever is for you.
Depending on your requirements (mainly espresso or mulitple shots), I would strongly encourage consideration of the Cafelat Robot if you like to split shots as you can quickly switch between dual spouted and bottomless as well as adjust water capacity for longer shots. As Otago mentioned Flair and ROK should also be considered.
Having used the Flair as well I can highly recommend both the Robot and the Flair. Robot suits my situation better.
Flair is great and has the added benefit of easy pack and go for travel.