Before our pod machine, we used a Gaggia Classic.
It was great when you used demineralised water in it, but temperamental if you didn't. For it's price range at the time, it was a great machine, did good espressos etc, but at times could be a little testy.
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02-12-2015 22:27 #13
We have a Sunbeam EM6910
It's discontinued, but they have similar models around. My partner bought it second hand about 5 years ago; they were about $700 new at the time. It's been fantastic. Really highly recommend it (or at least, the version that's superseded it - EM7000).
We also have a Sunbeam grinder (EM0480)...really good grinder but makes a huge mess. I asked my partner what that one was, and he's telling me how great the Breville smart grinder looks :P
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02-12-2015 22:38 #14Senior Member
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Thanks so much everyone! Lots of food for thought - I want to do as much research as possible so I can condense it a bit for DH in terms of what our options are.
Keep the ideas, thoughts etc.. coming!
03-12-2015 08:44 #15
So exciting MKF - I would say our automatic coffee machine has been the best appliance we known. We initially had an automatic Saeco that cost around $1000 and lasted 5 years. Absolutely brilliant - press a button and gave great coffee. You would pour the beans in, it would automatically grind each coffee and that was it. You had a milk frother attached but you had to do this yourself but really easy. It was a sad day when it died BUT
We ended up buying a Saeco Intelia which was the next model in the line for $500 at the Boxing Day sales. We've now had it for 2.5 years and it's going strong. I never ever buy take away coffee and its great if you host lots of morning teas with friends.
Apart from filling the machine with water and cleaning out the 'dregs' drawer (which is supposed to be good to be put in the garden) there's not much work at all. Also the machine reminds me when it needs to be descaled which is not too frequent at all. (6 months?) I buy descaler tablets from the supermarket.
I have heard good things about Delonghi also. I think if you go for any model that's automated, you can't go wrong.
Good luck xx
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03-12-2015 08:46 #16
What's wrong with pod machines if you don't mind me asking? I have never owned one.
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