Ellangus Do you know how the Mara X compares to the Pro 400?
While both machines are HX and have three temp settings, my understanding is that there is one significant difference between how they work:
Mara X will keep the set brew temperature, then once used will boost the temp/pressure for steaming milk (if in the steam boost mode, otherwise it will just regulate the brew temp). This means the machine will idle at the correct brew temperature without requiring a cooling flush.
The 400, if I understand correctly (never saw it in person) is a standard HX. Its three temp settings will regulate high/medium/low steam temperature, which means you will need a cooling flush to hopefully bring you to the ballpark of correct brew temperature (longer flush in the high setting, shorter in the low setting).
To me the above seems like a big advantage (so as not to say a no-brainer) for the Lelit. What made you lean towards the Profitec?