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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2013, 5:08pm
Subject: Bought: HX Machine
 

Thanks for the offers.  Got a good deal on a Silvia.  Going to add a PID and got a used Vario all within the original budget.  HX machine is going to have to wait for now.  


Currently on a quest for an affordable HX machine and thought I'd see if anyone might have one available.  I'd prefer an e61 grouphead w/ lever but might be open to other options.  Budget is around $800, although I could possibly be coaxed into spending a bit more on the right deal.  I'm also in need of a quality grinder as well if anyone wants to offer up a combo.  I'd prefer something that will grind for french press coffee as well as espresso along the lines of a vario.  Budget with grinder would obviously be a bit more.  Thanks!

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Posted Sat Apr 6, 2013, 11:44am
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Less water, more grounds.
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:46pm
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what did you end up buying? I'm in the market for a HX machine and wondering what options in the 800 range gets... thanks
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 1:33pm
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I ended up getting a good deal on a Rancilio Silvia and sticking a PID on it.  Having lived with it a few weeks, other than its steam limitations (a bit slow and you can't steam much at once) I don't feel like I'm missing out too much vs HX.  I was coming from a cheapo pressurized pf machine and it has been a big improvement.
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 2:12pm
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beerANDmathematics Said:

what did you end up buying? I'm in the market for a HX machine and wondering what options in the 800 range gets... thanks

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Used Oscars start in about the $500 range. There is as much of a step up from a SBDU to the Oscar as there was for the OP on this thread moving from a PPF to Sylvia.

 
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 3:35pm
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calblacksmith Said:

Used Oscars start in about the $500 range. There is as much of a step up from a SBDU to the Oscar as there was for the OP on this thread moving from a PPF to Sylvia.

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As someone who went from 3 years of daily Silvia use to NS Oscar a few month ago... I concur. Oscar is a great machine and is pretty unbeatable for the money. If only it was stainless.
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 5:29pm
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I haven't seen an Oscar sell used for 500. But I will keep an eye out.

I have a Via Venezia with naked PF and a Pharos and Grinta (thanks Nile). I want to skip the Silvia class altogether if possible. I am spoiled by living next to Cafe Grumpy in Greenpoint. I hope a HX will get me closer to that. (I recognize I will not duplicate their Synesso at home!). I will be looking for used.
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 6:29pm
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Well... if I go with QuickMill that was/is available here or something similar that would fit under my low cabinets, my Oscar just might become available :) It's actually as new as Grinta was. About 3 months use at home. But that's in the future.
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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 6:31pm
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nile13 Said:

But that's in the future.

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Good! I'm broke! But will be making extra $ this summer teaching and also applied for an extra research job. So, in a few months I should be willing to buy something. Sorry for going so OT
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