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    You see a lot of Mazzers in cafes... Compak not so much, but the K10 was the official WBC grinder for a while there.

    Tells me both do the job and it's probably splitting hairs, particularly in a domestic setting where you'll be lucky to wear out a burrset let alone a grinder. 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Oh yep - Kony E is V nice but many other big conicals (eg, Compak E10) are better (IMHO).
    Cheers, Paul
    How exactly???
    Yet more sweeping and inaccurate statements (IMHO).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Compak not so much, but the K10 was the official WBC grinder for a while there
    Ah, that was because (like all the other manufacturers involved), they paid for the privilege...

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    A load of rubbish from you again Paul, In My Humble Opinion...

    Take it or leave it.

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    Paul I have no problem with your spruiking the benefits of the products you sell, however, it's pretty poor form as a retailer to publicly sh*t can an opposition product by name.

    Yes your right, it does ruffle feathers, and , I suspect, achieves the exact opposite to what you desire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mthomas87 View Post
    I only make espresso and was thinking of trying to find either a second hand HG one or versalab m3. I'm after something the same size or smaller than the mazzer mini that is good quality, gives a great grind, is great for single dosing and doesn't look plastic and terrible on the kitchen counter.
    Here are a couple of good resources.

    The first one is an oldie but a goodie - it's my favourite comparison across grinders and a good quality reality check about comparisons: http://www.home-barista.com/grinders...bur-t4499.html

    Second one is a newer product that might be of interest: http://www.home-barista.com/reviews/...ew-t41369.html

    I'm no good for general advice on this topic though. I have a Mini and the sweeping and cleaning is a non-issue as far as I'm concerned - but I don't know any better - I've had it for 13 years.
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    Mal's question at Post #59 deserves an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Ah, that was because (like all the other manufacturers involved), they paid for the privilege...

    Mal.
    Of course, but I doubt very much the organisers would accept a grinder that wasn't up to the job.

    At the least, you'd expect Sunbeam might have to pay a bit extra to have the EM0480 as the official competition grinder
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    Geez, from the kerfuffle here you'd think someone said the Kony-E was "*not* very nice" rather than the opposite... If that's "rubbishing" and "sh*t-canning" who needs praise? 🤔

    Funnily enough I recall another sponsor making a very similar statement about the Compak E-series, relating to the timer interface as I recall. Nobody died then either, everyone was still free to buy whatever equipment they liked and most probably took it with a pinch of salt. 🙄
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavisconi007 View Post
    Mal's question at Post #59 deserves an answer.
    Always makes me laugh when something thinks a forum post deserves an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Geez, from the kerfuffle here you'd think someone said the Kony-E was "*not* very nice" rather than the opposite... If that's "rubbishing" and "sh*t-canning" who needs praise? ��
    I agree and can't see anything wrong with KBeans comments. It's perfectly true that while Mazzers are solid offerings, they are a bit behind the curve these days.

    Consider newcomers to this hobby in the market for a grinder. Quite possibly the only brand of grinder they would have heard of is Mazzer, and that would be due to past reputation. In this case, I'd absolutely want to be informed that the situation has changed and there are better offerings for the dollar these days.
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    I'm not entirely sure that Mazzer are that far behind the pack, I just think their focus has been on the upper end of their range, evidenced by the fact that the Mini (and SJ) have remained unchanged for quite a few years.
    I've been lucky enough to try a few of these grinders and the Mini and SJ are great grinders. However I agree that there are better value options out there at the moment. Quamar are a great example of this. They might not quite have the finish of Compak, Macap or Mazzer, but they work as well, if not better for a few hundred dollars less than their comparable model from other brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Of course, but I doubt very much the organisers would accept a grinder that wasn't up to the job.
    True but there are plenty of wannabes with top echelon grinders and very deep pockets who haven't been selected yet....

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    For what it's worth, I don't believe that there is any one brand or grinder that stands tall above all the rest. Differentiation in the market is the name of the game today and more bell's and whistles will definitely attract a certain sector of the coffee drinking population to it, as too will the opposite.

    That was the point I was attempting to make in as few words as I could - Blanket statements are never very helpful in any context...

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