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    Grind setting for ROK/Presso on EM0480

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    Just took possession of my ROK today and so far VERY IMPRESSED - read in lerv!!

    I had a question for those using the EM0480 grinder.... Just wondered what grind setting you used to get the perfect espresso? 10? 12?

    I've been playing around between 10 - 15 so far and would be interested in other's opinions.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by minniemousey View Post
    Question for those using the EM0480 grinder.... Just wondered what grind setting you used to get the perfect espresso? 10? 12? I've been playing around between 10 - 15 so far and would be interested in other's opinions. Thanks
    Hello Minnie, I don't think that there is an answer to this question. EM0480's seem to vary from one unit to another, so a setting of 10 on one machine will give the same grind as 12 on another and maybe an 8 or 9 on a third.

    My EM0480 is used to grind for my Gaggia Classic, and it is usually set on 7, but I sometimes have to shift it a notch one way or the other to suit different beans.

    I am very interested in your ROK and have a couple of questions about it. Does it come with single and / or double baskets, and what diameter are they?.

    Cheers, Deegee.

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    Thanks for the reply deegee. I thought that might be the answer...

    To answer your questions, it only comes with the double filter basket which is a 49mm diameter. I've noticed that the pre-millenium La Pavoni's have the same size and have just asked the question if anyone has tried using them in the Presso/ROK. I'm interested in trying a single filter basket in it too.

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    Thanks Minnie, I'm not quite ready to buy one yet, but I like the concept, and I am definitely interested in them.
    If my old Gaggia ever starts to malfunction, a ROK will be on my short list.

    Further to the EM0480, I have since seen a post by someone who bought two of them. Apparently one would choke his machine if it was set on anything lower than about six, but the other had to be shimmed because it wouldn't grind fine enough even on the lowest setting.

    Cheers, Deegee.

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    i have mine on 10, but it has been shimed.
    You will soon work it out , too fine and presso will start to creak!
    you should need some force , but don't kill it

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    It also depends on the bean as to grind setting. As far as the ROK goes I've found it's a bit of an art with the variables of bean type, grind fineness, tamp pressure and how strong you're feeling on any given morning.

    There should be a fair bit of resistance and when you can grab the frame do so for extra leverage..



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