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    sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Does anyone know where I can purchase a Sunbeam Cafe Series Knock Box?

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    I recently read a post saying or referring that they are not making them any more
    If some retailers have stock that would be the last of them

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Howie,

    Google a webiste called "queen b". NZ web based homewares store. I searched high and low to get mine about 3 months ago and these guys were the only ones that had some in stock. Not sure if they still have themm but worth a try.

    I think mine cost $70 landed.

    And yes, they have indeed stopped making them.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    they pop up on the evelbay all the time. why not go for a grindstein cheaper and better

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    CoffeeParts stock the Bumber knock tube. Very similar and is around $60.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 3C3039393A3A002C31303D5F0 link=1248586565/3#3 date=1248601407
    they pop up on the evelbay all the time. why not go for a grindstein cheaper and better
    really...
    based on what experience???

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 617A7365666B120 link=1248586565/5#5 date=1248731392
    Quote Originally Posted by 3C3039393A3A002C31303D5F0 link=1248586565/3#3 date=1248601407
    they pop up on the evelbay all the time. why not go for a grindstein cheaper and better
    really...
    based on what experience???
    Only better if you want to empty it every time you make coffee IMHO...Way too small for most...

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    I know people with the Grindstein and have so troubles cleaning it, you can buy a larger sized one that holds more if size is a problem for you.

    Comes in diffrent colours if you like that kind of thing and cheaper than a sunbeam. Thats just my opinion though i was not telling you what to think.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    thanks

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Note: the larger Knock box i refered to im my other post was not a Grindenstein one, just the compact design one. sorry

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    The Grindstein do suffer from the small mans syndrome, however they are a brilliant little unt, cheap, sturdy, strong and dishwasher safe. I just throw my pucks out every couple days no biggys!!
    I thnk th Stein is great!!

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 36363638343D3D3E3E5B0 link=1248586565/10#10 date=1249479008
    they are a brilliant little unt, cheap, sturdy, strong and dishwasher safe.
    Yup! **snaps* for the stein

    Quote Originally Posted by 2C736B7D767D7178787B7B737F701E0 link=1248586565/6#6 date=1248731561
    empty it every time you make coffee IMHO
    Ouch. I havent formally counted but I reckon mine holds at least 6 pucks (doubles). They just keep on tucking themselves in there. Its the Tardis of knockboxes! :P

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Another vote for the Grinstein, I have one at home and one at work.
    Always amazes me how after a good clean they come up looking brand new.

    OK theyre a bit small but if youre making 5 coffees a day then youre probably spending 30mins of each day at your machines. Whats a few extra seconds to empty the grounds bin?

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    I have seen a Breville knock-box in the shops for $45 ...Big W, Retravision, Harvey Norman just to name a few. Quite a large metal box/tube thingy (brushed stainless) with plastic insert that comes out...very sturdy looking and feeling. Looks pretty much identical to the Sunbeam box...

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E5B5C5E424B2E0 link=1248586565/13#13 date=1250034354
    I have seen a Breville knock-box in the shops for $45 ...Big W, Retravision, Harvey Norman just to name a few. *Quite a large metal box/tube thingy (brushed stainless) with plastic insert that comes out...very sturdy looking and feeling. Looks pretty much identical to the Sunbeam box...
    Mmm, dont mean to shoot you down. They are indeed quite different beasts. To start with the Breville is loaded with plastic. The Sunbeam is a fair bit stronger i would say. The breville would probably be easier to clean though, given there are less parts to pull apart! Horses for courses i guess! Love my Sunbeam knock box though!!

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Awww...shucks...I was thinking they looked pretty similar...the Breville one is a two piece contraption and I can see no way of separating the tube from the plastic insert bit if it happens to break after much intense knocking out of pucks.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Hi All

    Got a Sunbeam Bang Bang on the weekend from Harvey Norman in Belmont (suburb of Perth) for $45, suggest it was the last one.

    Its big and its solid and it makes my grinderstein look like a toy.

    Dont get me wrong, I agree with all the positives of the stein, its just too little to keep up.



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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    This is the first I heard about them being discontinued. given that this thread is 4 months old maybe theyre NLA??
    anyway I like my bang bang for one main reason - the rubber base. I didnt realise how much difference it made until i noticed a sheet of paper on the bench behind it jumping in the air every time I knocked my group handle into it. it absorbs the impact nicely - you can give it a good solid whack without it sounding like the bench is about to break, unlike some other knock box designs ive seen. not sure if any other brands have something to absorb the impact but I think its a useful feature...

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    +1 here

    love the Sunbeam Bang Bang - I use it also to bang out my drip filter - not many others are big enough to do that and I hardly ever have to empty it out - and gotta love all that rubber deadening - very civilised !!

    Typical isnt it - yet another great product discontinued ...

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Perhaps they should have kept the knock box on range and discontinued the 6910 *:-? *;D

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Grindstein all the way for me, empty daily, as you should ( who wants a weeks worth of stinking mouldy pucks next to the shrine) easy to clean (comes up like new with no effort) unobtrusive and robust, yep I like em. ;)

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 7854544B5E490D02683B0 link=1248586565/17#17 date=1260445440
    I didnt realise how much difference it made until i noticed a sheet of paper on the bench behind it jumping in the air every time I knocked my group handle into it
    I just re-read this and thought it didnt make much sense - so to clarify for anyone not familiar with the design - theres a notch in the rubber base and air shoots out from there when you knock the group handle on it...

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 0F23233C293E7A751F4C0 link=1248586565/17#17 date=1260445440
    not sure if any other brands have something to absorb the impact but I think its a useful feature..
    Grindenstein have a similar feature not rubber, but a ring of some type of softish plastic recessed around the perimeter of the base. :)

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 4F434A4A4949735F42434E2C0 link=1248586565/3#3 date=1248601407
    why not go for a grindstein
    Quote Originally Posted by 4141414F434A4A49492C0 link=1248586565/10#10 date=1249479008
    The Grindstein
    Quote Originally Posted by 46474D5E40455F2C0 link=1248586565/12#12 date=1249483172
    Another vote for the Grinstein
    Quote Originally Posted by 754940584D2C0 link=1248586565/20#20 date=1260449901
    Grindstein all the way for me
    Its "Grindenstein". (Spelling Police)


    Quote Originally Posted by 695C454F1B1A2C0 link=1248586565/11#11 date=1249482229
    I havent formally counted but I reckon mine holds at least 6 pucks (doubles).They just keep on tucking themselves in there.Its the Tardis of knockboxes!
    IIRC they hold 7.




    I have another Aussie made one; the Coffees Been knock box.
    I got it from Talk Coffee as part of a package of extras when I bought my machine and grinder.

    Its very well made and holding up well after about 3 years of daily use.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D415C474D4C5B4E464D290 link=1248586565/23#23 date=1260581543
    Its "Grindenstein". (Spelling Police)
    Thanks constable. ;D

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Youre welcome Marshall.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 0E322F343E3F283D353E5A0 link=1248586565/25#25 date=1260582948
    Youre welcome Marshall.
    Your the first, keep it under your hat. :D

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 1B272E3623420 link=1248586565/26#26 date=1260587240
    Your the first, keep it under your hat.
    Wy? is it a secret?

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 464A4343404049505651250 link=1248586565/27#27 date=1260587968
    Wy? is it a secret?
    Is what a secret? ;)

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    ;)

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    I too have the sunbeam knock box and think its great... i cant believe some of the tiny, light, plastic ones i see around... can only imagine how annoying they would be to use. :)

    I only have to empty mine maybe once a week, it stays in place, and is very quiet. It is well designed and easy to clean.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    I will measure the Bang Bang one day - it would hold 25 pucks with ease I reckon...its quiet and heavy and cleans easily and I reckon its great. If they have stopped making them its a tragedy.

    Cheers

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 41545D4D415A5A2E0 link=1248586565/31#31 date=1261283695
    I will measure the Bang Bang one day - it would hold 25 pucks with ease I reckon...its quiet and heavy and cleans easily and I reckon its great. *If they have stopped making them its a tragedy.

    Cheers
    Sunbeam no longer show them on their site, however Coffeeparts have a list of knock boxes as long as your arm, youd be pretty hard to please if ya couldnt find something to suit you among them.
    Tragedy eh. ::)

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    I too was after the sunbeam knock box, I just a sucker for everything to be matching I had a laugh.
    Contacted Sunbeam as I knew they had discontinued it and they said that they are releasing a new model in a couple of months, so should be in stores around sept 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59425D4A47131A2B0 link=1248586565/30#30 date=1261093129
    I too have the sunbeam knock box and think its great... i cant believe some of the tiny, light, plastic ones i see around... can only imagine how annoying they would be to use. :)

    I only have to empty mine maybe once a week, it stays in place, and is very quiet. It is well designed and easy to clean.
    AND

    Quote Originally Posted by 44515848445F5F2B0 link=1248586565/31#31 date=1261283695
    I will measure the Bang Bang one day - it would hold 25 pucks with ease I reckon...its quiet and heavy and cleans easily and I reckon its great. *If they have stopped making them its a tragedy.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by 474A5F5F4E744C4259472B0 link=1248586565/33#33 date=1277419997
    I too was after the sunbeam knock box, I just a sucker for everything to be matching I had a laugh.
    Contacted Sunbeam as I *knew they had discontinued it and they said that they are releasing a new model in a couple of months, so should be in stores around sept 10
    OH... How could they have improved it... A few minor issues as to the bar and teh rubber seal but a great product..

    If the revised unit is due to teh feedback of teh TOP Australian Barista that is now under contract to them... We can only hope... And cross our fingers...

    PS. I am not letting mine go... Best Sunbeam product to date..

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 547B72706758747B74727078707B61150 link=1248586565/34#34 date=1277424825
    Best Sunbeam product to date.
    Thats because it does not involve electronics. ;) :D ;D ::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 143B32302718343B34323038303B21550 link=1248586565/34#34 date=1277424825
    OH...How could they have improved it...A few minor issues as to the bar and the rubber seal but a great product..
    they may have improved the profitability of it... smaller unit, cheaper materials etc... just cos its new doesnt automaticaly make it an improvement!

    Well see I need a knock box :-/

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    ::) 8-) After much searching I bought a Sunbeam Bang Bang Bin EM0100 at Harvey Norman in Toowoomba. They still have stock. A bargin at $35.00

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 427E776F7A1B0 link=1248586565/35#35 date=1277425755
    Thats because it does not involve electronics.Wink Cheesy Grin Roll Eyes
    Youre just jealous ;)

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    They are still listed on the Sunbeam website.

    My Bang Bang has just been replaced by a Coffees Been, a red one :)

    I broken the dowl in the middle of the Bang Bang and I was going to get my brother a pressy so I get the new one he gets the old one. :D

    Plus the Coffees Been has a tad smaller foot print and I have limited bench space.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    I was searching for the Bang Bang a couple of weeks back, but also had some trouble locating it.
    I think however, that Myer may stock it?

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Maybe im just not trendy enough, but its a pretty simple effort to make your own knock box with some 5-6" pipe and a chunk of broom handle. Infact ive made a few out of plumbing downpipe which you can shape nicely with a heat gun too.. :o

    What are the advantages of something like the Grindenstein?

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E4B414B432A0 link=1248586565/41#41 date=1296609435
    What are the advantages of something like the Grindenstein?
    Someone has gone to the trouble of making it for you, so you dont need to source materials and tools to make it.

    It has a silicon footing so doesnt move on the benchtop and doesnt damage the benchtop.
    It has been designed for the purpose, the bar doesnt damage the group handle.
    It is dishwasher safe
    It is aesthetically pleasing, something your plumbers pipe and broom handle may not be. WAF is very important and your version wouldnt make the cut.

    but I am sure you were just being facetious ::)

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    No, vaguely serious. Im all for WAF, but im also all for good design (like who thought of putting red leather on the Silvia...).

    It seems to me that some companies make things needlessly complex so they can charge more $$$ for them.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    Quote Originally Posted by 272C343E22232128223A4D0 link=1248586565/40#40 date=1296458434
    I was searching for the Bang Bang a couple of weeks back, but also had some trouble locating it.
    I think however, that Myer may stock it?
    The Bang Bangs are back in production again,..i got mine just before Xmas at Radio Rentals for $35.00, they had about 6 in stock. "STREWTH" they are one solid piece of kit.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    In stock in Myers $29.95

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7C616C6C646D7A3A080 link=1248586565/45#45 date=1323424511
    In stock in Myers $29.95
    These are the best if you have space. quiet, solid and hold a tonne of pucks. Thats a fantastic price. rrp was well around $50 last time I looked.

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    Re: sunbeam cafe series knock box

    So the old PVC pipe knock box didnt make it into the packing of gear when we moved (stupidly i cleaned it and put it outside in the sun to dry quickly) so i was thinking of getting a Sunbeam Bang Bang as all my tools are packed away for now.

    Before i go hunting around, can anyone tell me if they have seen them in Melbourne, and if so, where?

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    Not only is the Bang Bang still around but if you have Commonwealth Bank awards you can use your points to pay for anything in Myer. Just bought mine without forking out cash. Yippee.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    The Sunbeams do actually corrode over a few years on the inside so as
    alternative go straight to the top of the class and buy the stainless one from talk coffee or bombora

    Talk Coffee — Deluxe Stainless Steel Knock Tube

    i have one of these and relegated the Sunbeam to backup status they are great.

    Although the top rubber kept coming loose so i have siliconed it in place and its much better now
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