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Thread: Anyone upgraded a ROK to GC? Or compared original ROK to the GC?

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    Junior Member
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    Mar 2015

    Anyone upgraded a ROK to GC? Or compared original ROK to the GC?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I picked up a ROK on gumtree for not much money and am actually pretty thrilled with it. Took a couple weeks to get it dialled in but now am pulling some very nice shots.

    Discovered I could upgrade it to the GC but can't find any kind of head to head comparison online. Looks like all the stuff ATM is about putting it up against the flair, which isn't really relevant.

    Thought I might reach out here to see if anyone could shed some light about whether it's worth spending the money?

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    Jun 2019
    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I did the upgrade as soon as I got the ROK so can't really comment on before and after. I can tell you however that putting in the newly designed silicon filter is a PITA, don't believe the youtube videos that make it look so simple, it is a right royal PITA. (There's not one video that does the install in one single take cause it's such a fiddly pita) So much so that I no longer pull it out after brewing to let the chamber dry properly.
    And the additional pressure from the GC causes the filter to leak like crazy. I've extended the PF handle to increase leverage so I can get a tighter fit and stop the leaks.
    Hope that helps.

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