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    Default Thinking of buying a used alex duetto

    Hi All, I bought a Rancillio silvia last year along with a rocky grinder. Have been using it regularly and enjoying the coffee, but I want to step up now, but without spending a fortune on a new machine. will also look out for a used Mazzer Mini Doserless.

    Would you all recommend getting a used Alex Duetto? Maybe version II or III?

    These machines have consistently good reviews and I figured they should be relatively easy to service and maintain. Would you agree? I figure Pipes, valves and simple switches are easier to maintain in the long term.

    Any other machines you would recommend looking out for? I thought about a La Spazialle S1 Vivaldi, but am concerned about the long term reliability of electronics.

    Cheers in advance for your replies.

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    58mm v 53mm pf and baskets....any of the tope end machines i.e. verona, duet, P700, ECm will be of similar quality and ease of maintenance. Main thing is to know where it has come from!
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    Do you have a budget in mind? - might make the options clearer
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    Budget would be about £1000 for the machine and £300 for the grinder.

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    There have been some great machines and grinders in the For Sale threads recently. Worth keeping an eye out for something on there (you will soon have enough post counts).
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    I don't think personally you can go wrong with buying used. These machines are very easy to do any maintenance in my opinion. I have a II and really after this I would only move to some pressure profile machine. It's served me great over the years. I haven't had any real problems either.

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