Good, small, commercial espresso machine

t2hepner

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Feb 8, 2008
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Can anyone suggest a good small commercial grade espresso machine that can be used in my home? I want to learn the business but want to practice at home.
 

CCafe

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Aug 11, 2004
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Des Moines, Iowa
If your looking for cheap 1 or 2 group your options are limited to what you consider cheap.

Nuova Simonelli's Appia 1 group new lists for $3,400 if you don't buy a volumetric machine. The volumetric lists for $4,150 just so you can have press it and forget it dosing. The 2 groups start around 5K.

Its pretty much like this across the board with Rancilio, Pavoni, and Cimbali. On top of that a commercial machine was designed to have routine maintenance preformed as well as having soft filtered water supplied to it at all times.

It doesn't mater if you use it once a day or 300 times a day, ever 4 - 6 months you need to replace a couple o-rings.
 

Lisabeeen

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Feb 14, 2008
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i ADORE my rancilio S27....it is semi commercial i suppose...BIG tho! 95 pounds...very reliable......may not be easy to find one in great shape.....
 

CCafe

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Ahhh....... the days of the S series. I really do think Rancilio has stepped away from that type of quality with the new machines. I'm glad to hear you have a S27, make sure you keep up on the PM's. It will be a sad day when your little guy gives up the ghost.
 
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