Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 11:43am Subject: Re: Newcomer wanting a great cappuccino maker (also hi everyone)
A gentle addendum to Burner's post, the Capresso Infinity is NOT suitable for espresso, as its steps are too wide and imprecise. The Hario Skerton can be had for less than $40 in many cases. Go ahead and try to find a used Saeco machine if you can't secure a Gaggia. They're good workhorses and some (like the SIN006/Vapore/Barista) are built extremely well.
Sorry I shoulda been more clear. If you want a cheap grinder for pressurised espresso then the Infinity would do but the Skerton would be best. Mods allow for steppless grind as well. I have pulled great shots with the Skerton on my Silvia. :) And yes the Saeco and Starbuck SIN006 machines are a great start. Heres a deal I just found.
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