Is there a difference between cheap and expensive coffee machines?

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@Bunny2 (2102)
Australia
December 11, 2006 11:58pm CST
I was thinking of buying an espresson coffee machine for my hubby. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, but I do want one that will make perfect cappuccinos with lots of froth. Is there a difference between the models that are under a hundred dollars and the ones that are much more expensive (some are over a thousand dollars!)
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@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
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Bunny2, a friend of ours got one of these last year for christmas and she is really happy with it. From memory it can be used as both an expresso and to make cuppaccinos, so I will try to find out the brand for you anyway. I think that in general the really expensive ones are excellent and will make the quality that we can buy at the local cafe. :)
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
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Thanks, Ossie. I don't know that I'm willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a machine that I might only use at weekends. That can buy a lot of coffees:) Thanks for the input. I will still think about this!
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
Did you eventually get one one of these Bunny or are you still pondering about which one and what sort to buy?
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
Still pondering and wodnering if I have room on the kitchen bench. LOL.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
6 Feb 07
I hate coffee but my parents love it so i will tell you what they do: they used to have expensive machines, until they found out that once they have a minimal problem it's too expensive to repair them and you have to buy a new one and spend a lot again. Now they buy the cheapest one they can find, and if it lasts 1 year only, they throw it away and buy another....15 dollars is not that much for a machine lol. They are way happier this way .
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Feb 07
I'd do that with DVD players as long as they also play DivX, otherwise i don't find them that useful, but yes, it's a good idea to do it with DVDs too actually, thanks!
@jain82 (631)
• India
21 Dec 06
dont know but is shd be +
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@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
What does this response mean I wonder?
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
You tell me and we'll both know! LOL.
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Gee, Bunny, I feel like such a heathen. I've always thought that coffee is coffee, and it's really been just a vessel for my cream & sugar! Maybe one of these days someone will educate me on the finer things coffee.
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
22 Dec 06
Cappuccino - Cappuccino
I don't add sugar to coffee - just milk. I always found it weird how in lots of old American films people complain that someone can't make a decent cup of coffee. What can you do wrong? Put in the water, then the coffee and wait for it to perk. And if it's instant - well how easy is that?? But there are different blends of coffee that are darker roast so stronger or lighter roast and more mellow. There are different beans, Arabica being the best- so I'm told. And grown in different parts of the world - Africa or South America. Interesting, isn't it?
@internauta (1044)
• Italy
12 Dec 06
My experience that it blots some to them of the express coffee for house are not never like those of the bars, I in order to make an optimal foam for mine cappuccino use a manual tool is called mounts latte, but he is manual not elettric or to batteries... instead for the express coffee you can also buy a machine not too much expensive, depends more on like ago a coffee more than other... I do not know the last ones well I blot some of the expressed coffee, I I do not use it that one that I have...
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
For the espresso I have the Italian Bialetti (of course!) But I'm more interested in cappuccinos. But if I have to I'll force myself to keep going out to a café to have them - that's more social anyway :) Thanks for your input.
@missybal (4491)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I don't think so... I got a cheap one for christmas and it makes expresso and cappuccinos just as well as the coffee shops. The trick though is getting use to making them and it is a talent. The machine only does so much.
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