qualin Senior Member Joined: 30 Jun 2012 Posts: 627 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3 Grinder: Mazzer Mini Elect. Type A Vac Pot: Looking to buy Drip: Manual Roaster: Considering?
Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 3:34pm Subject: Re: need advice on a new machine
Getting back to what Kray mentioned, sorry for the late reply... I don't think he has unlimited budget.
Kray, you never really mentioned this.. What was your budget?
Are you going to stick with running off of reservoir and a vibration pump? Is HX vs DB important to you? Your choices involve one of each.
The QM67 is probably the second lowest priced double boiler on the market, next to the Breville Double Boiler. The Rocket, if you can find support for it or a local retailer, is also a good choice from what I've heard.
Both of these machines from what I've heard are fairly decent machines..
If you can afford going to a double boiler machine and you don't want to have to have to do cooling flushes, the QM67 does offer good value for the money, as long as you can live with using a Vibratory pump.
Garbage In, Garbage Out, for every step of the process. From Beans to grinder, grounds to machine, coffee to cup.
Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 3:39pm Subject: Re: need advice on a new machine
You are correct, the budget is a very dictating factor in selecting a machine, and yes, the lever machines require more square feet than something like the Rancillio Silvia. I was referring to the L-1 being pretty small compared to other spring lever machines, not small compared to the average single boiler vibe pump machine.
I wish Kray well in his search for something that fits his budget and will last a long time.
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