radudanutco wrote:If you are searching on Bezzera grounds, I would suggest MAGICA (replacing Medeea) with E61 group, a 2l boiler and (almost) 4l water tank; for 80% milk drinks regime, it has plenty of steam power.
For its larger capacities and better thermal stability in a whole day running, I think it deserves a 200EUR greater price than BZ10; also, BZ's have an electrically heated group (not a standard), a preinfusion based on vibration pump and perhaps is more prone to channeling - as they say, less forgiving;
actually, the Magica has the same price with a pointless PID-ed BZ07.
Thanks for the input, I started looking at Magica last night & it's about $200 us more then the BZ10 & above budget but it's prob. the smarter choice due to the larger tank & E61. (I'm not sure why but I thought all the machines I listed in the 1st post were E61 gh ?) I'm glad I joined the forum even though I'll prob spend more money at least I'm gaining some knowledge prior to taking the plunge. Now I'll go back & see whats out there at Magica price point. With so many machine choices and styles it's a very overwhelming for total newbie. My GF said "just go ahead & buy one, there all going to make espresso right ?" She's prob. smarter then I give Her credit for !