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!
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 800 Seller Name: Brian B Seller Location: Tampa, FL Sale Type: Wanted to Buy
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.
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.
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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