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    Cunill grinders......

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    What do people think of these? I thought Id ask the experts before buying so did a search on the forums here but found nothing. Any opinions?

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    Re: Cunill grinders

    Theyre ok....but you can do better IMHO....

    I personally like Macap, Mazzer and Compak but theyre just a few of the good ones....

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

    Quote Originally Posted by 59564949525945330 link=1232234512/0#0 date=1232234512
    did a search on the forums here but found nothing
    There may be a reason for that...........

    Im happy with my Macap but hear that the Mazzers and Compaks are OK too.

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

    Thanks for the advice. Im interested in a machine that dispenses the ground coffee (I think this is called a doser?) Do the brands that you mentioned above have these?

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

    Buy the best grinder you can afford
    A good grinder can outlast many espresso machines

    Grinder reviews
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1163235531

    Choosing a Grinder for the First Time...
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1194680556

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

    Thanks, Ill have a read

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

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    Welcome Jezzajz [smiley=beer.gif]

    If you use the search tab at the top of the page and search "all posts" rather than the default "last 5 days" you will find lots of threads regarding Cunill grinders.

    Cheers - Carrie *:)

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

    For anyone who is interested ....!!!!

    Re : Cunill Tranquilo

    There was an insurance auction a few weeks ago about 27 - 30 maybe more were auctioned off ....

    Theyre coming thru ebay now ...!!!
    3 different sellers as far as I can tell.

    Ya pays ya money ,ya take ya chances

    hotshod

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

    I have a Cunill Tranquilo. It certainly grinds well and is reasonably easy to clean. For the price it is seems a good buy. However, it is a bit rough around the edges. There are number of things that I think could have been done better:
    1. I chose the doser-less model reasoning that it made sense to grind directly into the porta-filter. The Tranquilo uses an electronic timer to adjust the dose. The adjustment is fiddly. It needs an electronics tuning tool or very small screw driver to adjust. On the other hand, adjusting the grind is easy albeit in steps. As with any grinder, this entails varying the gap between the grinding plates. Thus for a given time period set by the dose timer, the dose varies according to the grind gap. This makes adjusting the optimum grind/dose combination quite difficult. But there is worse, if you need to make a slight adjustment to the grind during the day say or for a different roast, the dose also changes back to square one. Until someone comes up with a better system, I think Ill go for a doser next time.
    2. The gap around the grinding plates is cleared of ground coffee by a flinger. This shoots the coffee out through a trumpet like exhaust port. The clearances are too large resulting in much accumulation in the flinger cavity and in the exhaust port. This means much cleaning to avoid stale coffee building up. It means reduced doses immediately after cleaning as the cavities fill. Also, after a grind adjustment is made, it requires a shot or two before the new grind comes through uncontaminated.
    3. The motor is quite powerful and not too noisy in itself but more attention to detail would have avoided the rattly thing on the grinder particularly the lids.
    4. At least with my porta filter (E61), the support fork under the dosing drum is very poor aligned resulting in much spillage.
    I have no doubt these comments are not unique to the Tranquilo. However, as I think someone else said, you get what you pay for.

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    Re: Cunill grinders......

    Hi BobT,
    Did you see my little mod to the Tranquilo...??? *Just a bit of ice cream container zip tied in place

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1232767890/new

    doesnt look all that pretty , but when in use not really noticable ,but it works.



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