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  • Where do Commercial Grinders rank?

    I've got a Grindmaster 810S. I'm curious as too where it stacks up against most high end domestic units? I have literally no experience is grinders aside from an old Mr.Coffee unit and wonder if I would be better served with something else.

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    What domestic units? (no need to answer that).....Depends on what you want to use any of them for....

    From what I can see it is a shop grinder with "large format" adjuster that works through a big range of grinds. This *usually* means the adjuster moves in very large steps with no fine adjustment available. Eg "Percolator - Filter - Espresso - Turkish"

    This kind of "one type suits all" approach used in shop grinders is like a jack of all trades and master of none type of scenario.

    So....if you are looking for a grinder with suitable adjustment range for say, high end espresso (where for example you need a reasonably fine method of adjustment over a small range), this is probably not the right kind of grinder....

    On the other hand if you are looking for a grinder for your filter machine or percolator, it may well suit.

    Over to you.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TOK View Post
      What domestic units? (no need to answer that).....Depends on what you want to use any of them for....

      From what I can see it is a shop grinder with "large format" adjuster that works through a big range of grinds. This *usually* means the adjuster moves in very large steps with no fine adjustment available. Eg "Percolator - Filter - Espresso - Turkish"

      This kind of "one type suits all" approach used in shop grinders is like a jack of all trades and master of none type of scenario.

      So....if you are looking for a grinder with suitable adjustment range for say, high end espresso (where for example you need a reasonably fine method of adjustment over a small range), this is probably not the right kind of grinder....

      On the other hand if you are looking for a grinder for your filter machine or percolator, it may well suit.

      Over to you.
      Thanks TOK!

      Yeah, the Grindmaster I have goes from "Course" to Turkish, with Espresso, Fine Drip ect falling in the middle. The internals are all Stainless with the exception of the guiding hopper, which is plastic. I did add a 1/2 Copper Post in place of the original plastic one.

      I wondered because I read somewhere how critical the "espresso" grind is to Espresso. I don't own a Walk-In Coffee Shop and really don't foresee that changing but I guess it doesn't hurt to have a versatile machine.

      The pricing for some of the high end grinders is monolithic. From the outside looking in, its hard to imagine that investment paying for itself, IMO..

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      • #4
        If you have a pump driven or lever espresso machine at home, this grinder is NOT suitable. The espresso machine is like an amplifier...garbage in/garbage out. If you dont feed it with coffee ground on a grinder that is properly suited to espresso, the machine will deliver coffee that is not properly brewed.

        Yes, the pricing on high end grinders is stratospheric, but you dont *need* to go there to get a great cup of coffee. When I googled your Grindmaster I saw the prices it is being sold for new. For similar pricing or less you will get an excellent home grinder. "High end" is not the be all and end all of stuff....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TOK View Post
          Yes, the pricing on high end grinders is stratospheric, but you dont *need* to go there to get a great cup of coffee. When I googled your Grindmaster I saw the prices it is being sold for new. For similar pricing or less you will get an excellent home grinder. "High end" is not the be all and end all of stuff....

          Thanks Tok

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