Limited budget espresso machine recommendations - Page 2

Recommendations for buyers and upgraders from the site's members.

#11: Post by Madurodave »

Thanks (I think). I did not want to spend more than $450 on a grinder. I think the Preciso grinder with the Silvia is working out to be a great combo.

Experimented today with the Silvia. Took until the 6th shot to get a good shot.

Since then, I made caps for my wife and I and another espresso shot for me this evening, after enjoying home made pizza from my Primo grill. Everything came out excellent! I love the fine adjustments of the Preciso. About 24 seconds for the double shot, with a 5 second delay until flow starts. Nice crema and great flavor.

Who knows, you may be right about the upgrade eventually. Right now, my wife and I are very happy with the Silvia. Once I truly "master" it, I may be on to bigger and better. If not, it looks to be a very nice machine, especially since it is just the 2 of us most of the time.