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Date: 30 Jun 2007 21:47:05
From: Lucygrace
Subject: Espresso Machine For Home Use
Hi,
Been lurking a little while... I wondered if anyone here could recommend
a decent machine for home use. I would like to be able to steam milk for
either caps or lattes and not spend a year's salary on it.

Thanks,
LG




 
Date: 03 Jul 2007 14:57:06
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine For Home Use
On Jun 30, 11:48 pm, Stu Wells <s...@thynk.us > wrote:
> LG,
>
> After HOURS of reading reviews, I ended up with the Saeco Classic,
> picked it up on Ebay for around $135 and it makes a decent cup as long
> as you have a good grinder and get the non-pressurized PF for it. Buy a
> reasonable machine and put the extra $$ into your grinder, if you buy a
> cheap grinder, no espresso machine in the world will work as you hope.
>

Seems from a recent mention of Gaggia farming out labor to Romania and
China, Gaggia is a subsidiary of Saeco's corporate structure. Any
cross inferences applied to the Saeco's Classic design, identical
materials used in budget Gaggias (58mm heavy brass, chromed PF, and a
better pump)? I got the Gaggia boxed and new for $150 on a white-out
sale (maybe black is prettier inventory). Normally $200.



 
Date: 03 Jul 2007 21:25:05
From: TrailRun
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine For Home Use
On Jun 30, 9:47 pm, Lucygrace <lucygr...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> Hi,
> Been lurking a little while... I wondered if anyone here could recommend
> a decent machine for home use.


I also have a Saeco Aroma or Classic and find it an OK machine for a
budget price. If money is an issue get the Saeco and spend the money
on a grinder.

WayneS



  
Date: 03 Jul 2007 22:14:03
From: Lucygrace
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine For Home Use
TrailRun wrote:
> On Jun 30, 9:47 pm, Lucygrace <lucygr...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> Been lurking a little while... I wondered if anyone here could recommend
>> a decent machine for home use.
>>
>
>
> I also have a Saeco Aroma or Classic and find it an OK machine for a
> budget price. If money is an issue get the Saeco and spend the money
> on a grinder.
>
> WayneS
>
>
Thanks guys .... you've given me some great pointers.
LG


 
Date: 01 Jul 2007 01:30:46
From: markB
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine For Home Use
From Lucygrace, on 6/30/2007 6:47 PM:
> Hi, Been lurking a little while... I wondered if anyone here could
> recommend a decent machine for home use. I would like to be able to
> steam milk for either caps or lattes and not spend a year's salary on
> it.
>
> Thanks, LG

Check out the Isomac Venus. Mine's 2 years old now, sturdy, nice sized
brass boiler, and very consistent.

-mb


  
Date: 01 Jul 2007 21:29:12
From: Tom
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine For Home Use
Saeco Vienna Delux - ten years old - still going strong - semi-automatic
with grinder. Knock on wood that it still has a few years left in it. We
brew 6 to 10 cups per day of Americano (mostly).

Tom


"markB" <mb@netweb.net > wrote in message
news:XrWdncggmuCh-xrbnZ2dnUVZ_q2pnZ2d@pghconnect.com...
> From Lucygrace, on 6/30/2007 6:47 PM:
>> Hi, Been lurking a little while... I wondered if anyone here could
>> recommend a decent machine for home use. I would like to be able to
>> steam milk for either caps or lattes and not spend a year's salary on
>> it.
>>
>> Thanks, LG
>
> Check out the Isomac Venus. Mine's 2 years old now, sturdy, nice sized
> brass boiler, and very consistent.
>
> -mb




 
Date: 01 Jul 2007 02:39:33
From: LF
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine For Home Use
On Jun 30, 9:47 pm, Lucygrace <lucygr...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> Hi,
> Been lurking a little while... I wondered if anyone here could recommend
> a decent machine for home use. I would like to be able to steam milk for
> either caps or lattes and not spend a year's salary on it.
>
> Thanks,
> LG

See Robert Harmons 6/29 post on Costco's Gaggia Baby D for $330. If
you don't have one, get a good grinder too.
Best,
Larry



  
Date: 30 Jun 2007 21:48:52
From: Stu Wells
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine For Home Use
LG,

After HOURS of reading reviews, I ended up with the Saeco Classic,
picked it up on Ebay for around $135 and it makes a decent cup as long
as you have a good grinder and get the non-pressurized PF for it. Buy a
reasonable machine and put the extra $$ into your grinder, if you buy a
cheap grinder, no espresso machine in the world will work as you hope.

In another year or so I'll upgrade to a Silvia.

HTH

Stu

LF wrote:
> On Jun 30, 9:47 pm, Lucygrace <lucygr...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Been lurking a little while... I wondered if anyone here could recommend
>> a decent machine for home use. I would like to be able to steam milk for
>> either caps or lattes and not spend a year's salary on it.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> LG
>
> See Robert Harmons 6/29 post on Costco's Gaggia Baby D for $330. If
> you don't have one, get a good grinder too.
> Best,
> Larry
>