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GUIDE: Buying a used, prosumer espresso machine

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This is my advice after many many years of experience and intimate knowledge of many prosumer espresso machines.

I often get PMs asking me if a machine is any good, what should they pay are there any problem areas to look out for etc.

 

http://coffeetime.wikidot.com/buying-a-used-prosumer-espresso-machine

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This is VERY helpful to me right now, so thank you! Every time I contemplate buying used, doubt sets in and I hesitate. But forewarned is forearmed as they say.

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A great and enlightened read - cheers


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Thanks for the advice. One of my main reasons for joining this site was to look at used equipment as I have a tight budget but appreciate good quality items. Have learned a few things having replaced a few parts recently on my 10 year old gaggia machine. I imagine water quality if the biggest issue.

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Good write up DavecUK. One newbie question though, what is RO water ?


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Thank you. This has really helped me out.

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