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    Hey guys

    Just trying to figure out if a major a suitable for home use. A few things, space isn't an issue as I have a dedicated trolley, so height or space is not an issue.

    I want a doser less auto grinder which is reasonably fast (around 10 sec or less for a double
    My my main question about the major is, does it need constant use to function well (i.e. Needing volume cafe use to work as it should). I intend on using it for roughly 3-4 doubles a day, sometimes more (occasionally making 4-6 coffees).

    Im award it will retain more grinds due to its larger burr size, but will it be an issue to just have intermittent use throughout the day?

    I have located some near new (sub 1000 shots) mazzer grinders for around $1200, so I'm thinking it's great value.

    Intersted to hear some thoughts.

    Cheers

    chris

  • #2
    Hi Chris,

    Whilst it will do the job, it's designed for a busy cafe so when ported to home use there will be compromises such as retention. For some, that's an issue. For others, it's not.

    I'd be recommending a Macap M4D or equivalent (Mazzer SJ-E, Compak E5OD- when it arrives) to meet your brief.

    Cheers

    Chris
    Last edited by TC; 11 March 2016, 07:44 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
      Hi Chris,

      Whilst it will do the job, it's designed for a busy cafe so when ported to home use there will be compromises such as retention. For some, that's an issues. For others, it's not.

      I'd be recommending a Macap M4D or equivalent (Mazzer SJ-E, Compak E5OD- when it arrives) to meet your brief.

      Cheers

      Chris

      Thanks Chris. So beyond it retaining more grinds than a SJ (I'm guessing an extra 3 or so grams max?), that effectively is the only draw back? I'm just figuring out which way to go, as for $1200 it's comparable to a SJ-E in price and will grind faster, which is a benefit I guess.

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      • #4
        Chris, would you suggest it more wise that I'm best to wait for a SJ-E to come up on the 2nd hand market as its more suited to domestic use? Iv considered the Macap m4d, but I don't love the aesthetics of the unit or the plastic looking casing. I'm steering towards the traditional mazzer style or a ECM Automatik 64 / Profitec T64 style.

        I'm in no great rush so I guess I can just see what turns up, however the major @$1200 is decent buying, but I guess if it's not suitable it's not much good really.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by snedden9485 View Post
          Chris, would you suggest it more wise that I'm best to wait for a SJ-E to come up on the 2nd hand market as its more suited to domestic use?
          Yes. FWIW, we have 2 x black brand spankers including full new warranty. Mazzer Super Jolly Electronic- display model | Talk Coffee

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          • #6
            Looks like I'm going with the Macap m4d. Came across a deal to good to pass, so that's what's going on the bench. Thanks for the help guys.

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