Need help with espresso machine/grinder upgrade! Budget around $1500 - Page 2

Recommendations for espresso equipment buyers and upgraders.

Postby ghostchili » Feb 11, 2019, 2:33 pm

CPNY wrote:I'm seeing the BDB at $1300. Same price as the new Lelit Elizabeth DB. 1st line has the Mara Hx at 999 with build in PID (fixed temp). I'm leaning that way since maintenance on HX is most likely easier?

You need to wait for one of William Sonoma's coupons.

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Postby johnny4lsu » Feb 11, 2019, 5:57 pm

You can get em brand new for $999 or a hair more pretty often


Postby nngnng » Feb 11, 2019, 7:04 pm

Hope you're making the right choice with the BDB. Good luck.


Postby Kryptonicspb » Feb 11, 2019, 8:35 pm

The bdb is 1040 after a 20% coupon from bbb.


Postby CPNY » Feb 12, 2019, 12:30 am

nngnng wrote:Hope you're making the right choice with the BDB. Good luck.

I'm not heading down the Breville path. Something about their longevity I question. The only plus would be buying it from BBB because they take everything back. I'm still on the lelit Mara or Silvano train. I already set up a WiFi smart plug connected to Alexa to turn the machine on when I wake up more importantly WLL recommended the baratza vario. Thoughts?


Postby baristainzmking » replying to CPNY » Feb 12, 2019, 2:02 am

Actually, the return policy at BBB has changed and it's now 1 year from the date of purchase, receipt required on all large electrical items, such as vaccium cleaners, espresso machines, mixers,etc.


Postby CPNY » replying to baristainzmking » Feb 12, 2019, 9:06 am

I think the BDB is out then lol. It's the lelit Mara / Sette 270 combo. I hope I'm making the right choice

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Postby johnny4lsu » replying to CPNY » Feb 12, 2019, 9:08 am

breville has a 2 year warranty no matter where you purchase it. FYI


Postby CPNY » replying to johnny4lsu » Feb 12, 2019, 10:15 am

I think for the price of the lelit Mara it's a much nicer build and HX seems to work well for me being that I can have the machine on a smart plug to turn on from bed. The grinder is where I'm all over the place. Just when I was sette on the sette. See what I did there ha. FYI I'm on my 6th shot so far. I'm leaning toward a ceado e5.


Postby baristainzmking » Feb 12, 2019, 11:00 am

I think you are going to be happy with Lelit Mara as your espresso machine choice. Have you considered the Niche Zero?? It's a really nice, capable little grinder and a great bang for your buck.