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CWirth
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:18am
Subject: CC1 vs Oscar
 

After helpful advice from this site I decided on a cc1 from seatle coffee gear.

However, this morning I stumbled upon an Oscar for $400 on Craigslist.

I know this is regarded as a great machine. Is this price a fair deal on this machine? If not what is a fair price? And should I choose this machine over the cc1 for mainly shot producing (not many milk drinks).

Thank you
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:26am
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It is a personal decision but for ME, myself, I would rather have the Oscar. It is a solid HX machine with a lot of ability in it.

I have nothing against the CC1, not at all but all things equal, MY choice would be Oscar.

You need to factor in NEW vs USED, warranty issues, what you are more comfortable with and more likely than not you may have something to repair on Oscar and if you are handy, it is not a big deal but if it needs to go to a shop, that makes it a lot more expensive.

GET A GREAT GRINDER either way though, the grinder makes the espresso, the machine plays second fiddle to the grinder.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:34am
Subject: Re: CC1 vs Oscar
 

calblacksmith Said:

It is a personal decision but for ME, myself, I would rather have the Oscar. It is a solid HX machine with a lot of ability in it.

I have nothing against the CC1, not at all but all things equal, MY choice would be Oscar.

You need to factor in NEW vs USED, warranty issues, what you are more comfortable with and more likely than not you may have something to repair on Oscar and if you are handy, it is not a big deal but if it needs to go to a shop, that makes it a lot more expensive.

GET A GREAT GRINDER either way though, the grinder makes the espresso, the machine plays second fiddle to the grinder.

Posted June 11, 2013 link

I currently have a baratza preciso. Although I just found out it is a plumbed in Oscar and I would not be able to plumb in.
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 9:13am
Subject: Re: CC1 vs Oscar
 

You can run it with a pump and 5 gal water bottles.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 10:16am
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This really isn't an option where I have the machine located nor is it something I really want to do at the time being. I think I am just going to go a with the CC1.
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:14am
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I ended up going with the CC1 from Chris Coffee. Thanks to everyone for the help!
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