I went from an ECM Tichnika IV to an LMLM. The LM is a fantastic piece of kit and very solid. The ECM was 5 years old and starting to show issues and I figured by the time I ship it to the repair guy it could be a major bill at some point so justified the upgrade that way.Miringanes wrote:I'm on the fence about a LMLM. By on the fence I really mean It's a matter of when, not if. I have an Appartamento and a Sette 270 thats been serving me just fine but I'm really getting bored of the appartamento. I've determined something like a gs3 is more than I really want at home especially since I'm still renting (I'd probably consider it once I buy). Right now I would love the extra temp stability and build quality of the LMLM.
Has anyone with a LMLM made a similar upgrade and do you have any thoughts?
To be honest, the bigger upgrade was going from a Mazzer Mini to a Eureka Speciality 75. The grinder made much more difference than the machine but if you can afford it with out too much sweat go for the LMLM, it's all the machine you could ever want in a home for most people. It's awesome!
Honestly though, you might not notice a big taste difference in the cup at all. The Grinder might be a better upgrade but I know the feeling when you just want an upgrade!