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sage super barista any good v gaggia classic

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Thoughts pls.

These can be negative but please on subject and constructive.


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Everything Else Stock but could be tempted with a gauge and PID.

Retired = Modded Grundwerk Hand Grinder.

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Which model sage are you referring to, I'm not sure I've heard of this model.


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Its the barista express.

Has a built in grinder, tamper, gauge, wand,


Pre 2015 Gaggia Classic, OPV Mod, Rachio Silva wand mod. Motta 58mm Tamper, Expobar HC-600-ODG Grinder Ghetto modded

Everything Else Stock but could be tempted with a gauge and PID.

Retired = Modded Grundwerk Hand Grinder.

(O)= I =(O)

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Pre 2015 Gaggia Classic, OPV Mod, Rachio Silva wand mod. Motta 58mm Tamper, Expobar HC-600-ODG Grinder Ghetto modded

Everything Else Stock but could be tempted with a gauge and PID.

Retired = Modded Grundwerk Hand Grinder.

(O)= I =(O)

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Is that the one that Boots Reviewed for Sage?


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Is that the one that Boots Reviewed for Sage?

Nope mine was the oraclry at £1500

Self tamping and a dB......


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Nope mine was the oraclry at £1500

Self tamping and a dB......

 

Where is said review?

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Personally I'd go for the duo temp pro and then get a super jolly or something. Very similar price wise but I think you will get much better coffee as a result.

 

The sage has a more accurate temp control than the classic and heats up quickly. At this price point I think the sage is a better machine.

 

I owned a classic but never owned the sage so I'm going on specs and experience of the more expensive sage machines.


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Has anyone on here tried the Sage Duo Temp Pro yet?

 

It's at John Lewis for £375. I'm trying to decide between that and a new Silvia.


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That's expensive but the Heston link is likely the cause of the price increase

In Aus/NZ they are about half that price (£ to $)

 

At the lower price I'd say the low pressure pre-infusion and PID is a good feature - much like a Classic with Auber PID - but cheaper

 

Check if Lakeland or Bella Barista sell them before buying from John Lewis


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Thanks neither stock them at the moment. I think the Temp Duo was only released here in December, but I could be wrong on that.


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In the end we bought the Gaggia Classic, tons of support, spare parts galore, loads of modifactions available.

I still wonder wonder though what if we spent 499 and bought the Sage.


Pre 2015 Gaggia Classic, OPV Mod, Rachio Silva wand mod. Motta 58mm Tamper, Expobar HC-600-ODG Grinder Ghetto modded

Everything Else Stock but could be tempted with a gauge and PID.

Retired = Modded Grundwerk Hand Grinder.

(O)= I =(O)

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Thanks neither stock them at the moment. I think the Temp Duo was only released here in December, but I could be wrong on that.

Seeing this reply is late but Lake land been sticking these fir awhile now add their lifetime warranty the Duo Temp Pro would take my vote. You are looking at upgrading the steam wand then depending what you want from your add on PID a min of £100. You get all that for £350 with the added steam purge or active temp cooling after steaming.

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In the end we bought the Gaggia Classic, tons of support, spare parts galore, loads of modifactions available.

I still wonder wonder though what if we spent 499 and bought the Sage.

Still a go is machine. But the new Classics are not as good as the older versions. Also Sage spares and service getting top marks from people like has bean. Atm 499 gets you the Barista Express which is a vgood starter machine. More control over the Classic or the DTP. Eventually a stand alone grinder is a must. But for newcomers the built in grinder is perfect, and again Lakelands Lifetime warranty means no extra money if something goes wrong.

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That's expensive but the Heston link is likely the cause of the price increase

In Aus/NZ they are about half that price (£ to $)

 

At the lower price I'd say the low pressure pre-infusion and PID is a good feature - much like a Classic with Auber PID - but cheaper

 

Check if Lakeland or Bella Barista sell them before buying from John Lewis

You're forgetting the 20% Vat sting on top and yes having his bald nut dud not help.

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