So I get asked all the time about my opinion or recommendation. From YouTube comments to Instagram DM's, I get dozens of these a day asking me whether I should get "Machine A" or "Machine B". Well, here's my answer.
I don't know.
I've had only a handful of experiences with coffee equipment, most of which from gear I own and use daily. If I'm being asked whether or not a Breville can make decent espresso, I don't know. I have never used it before so I can't say if its a good or bad machine. I know as much as you do.
So put in the research, read the subreddits, watch the YouTube videos, ask owners of these machines. I'm not doing the research for you! My videos provide insight to gear I use and my review videos always have a conclusion as to whether or not you should buy the product in question.
What I will say is that all the gear I use and feature in my videos and kit links, I do recommend. So if you really want to know what I would use, just check out my kit links here!