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Thread: Using same grinder for different method?

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    Using same grinder for different method?

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    Have been using a Moka Pot for years and only recently wanted to up my game to make some decent espressos on occasions. Was initially just looking at getting a pod machine, but after spending some time online, quickly realised they are just toys and have now got myself one of the new Gaggia Classics sent in from the UK, and a Eureka Mignon Silenzio to go with it. I still want to grind fresh most mornings for the Moka (for speed and convenience) but on the occasions when the Gaggia needs firing up, switching the grinder back is a pain in the ass. How do you guys deal with a one grinder, two methods approach? Is it as simple as having two grinders or is there an easier way of setting the grind that I'm not thinking of? Cheers.

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    Some grinders are better than others in this regard. On the stepless micrometric adjusters, like your Mignon, it's designed to be used for one brewing method and only adjusted in small changes from that point.

    Other grinders where the whole collar assembly rotates to adjust the grind are easier to make large adjustments on, it's still not ideal though and takes some time to readjust to the original setting.

    Two grinders will be your best option now as you already have the Mignon. Otherwise, I would suggest a Baratza Sette 270Wi. They are very easy to make large adjustments on then get them back to the espresso range quickly.
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    This is what I was thinking. I may have been a hasty with my first buys. But I'm gonna stick with the Silenzio at least. I did do my research on the Sette range. Although they seem to be the starter kit flavour of the month, I've read of quite a few troubles with them hence going for the Eureka. Buy once and all that! I actually have an original mignon here too (bought them both within a week to try out) but i cant justify keeping both, hence the post. Might have to go back to buying a weekly bag of fresh ground for the pot, and beans for the Gaggia. Thanks for the reply.

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    Why not get a hand grinder for the mocha pot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topshot View Post
    Why not get a hand grinder for the mocha pot.
    Far too much effort! I like toys that i can plug in. haha.



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