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I tend to agree with the statement that the Cremina is all I ever want or need. It introduced me to flavors I was never able to achieve with a pump machine. I only wish the boiler was a bit larger or I was able to fill it from the water mains for perfection. A larger drip tray would also be nirvana, but heaven could be nice too. So, maybe the L-R would really float my boat, but I'm happy and lazy so I'll stick with my Cremina.To each his own!
That is a valid point. On my coffee bar it was not an issue.RyanP wrote:You also need to have the space for it. Massive machine! Especially compared to the compact Cremina.
But if you want steaming power that six liter boiler is just the thing. It will even turn heavy whipping cream into a froth which I could never achieve with my HX set to get good shots.
Suffering from EAS (Espresso Acquisition Syndrome)