Originally Posted by chobochobo
I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything half-decent at that price. I don't think that most filters are that difficult/time consuming to use that you need an 'auto timer' model (reminds me of the Teasmaids in the UK).
I use a Nespresso machine which many purists will poo-poo, but makes a good enough cup of coffee for me and is easy to use.
Teasmaid is the name I couldn't recall.
My sister bought a low-end Nespresso system, a Krups machine, I think. The espresso it made was basically a short filter coffee, not an espresso. I'm sure there are differences with better machines