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FF X3 vs. FF X3 Trio - We are not POD people!!!

PODS just don't cut it. My husband loves his burr grinder and I love the footprint of the X3 which is getting old. Why is the X3 Trio limited to only using PODS? The X5 just doesn't have as good reviews!!!

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The X5 has the same internals as the X3, so it really is a matter as to if you like the styling. The results from the X5 and X3 should be the same. Sadly you can't convert a Trio to ground coffee.
There is nothing about the X3 that should wear out in such a short time, so unless you have let the case get damaged - there is no reason it can't be brought back to as new condition. All internal parts can more or less be found though alternative suppliers, Lelit and Ascaso models share many components.

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