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    Sunbeam Grinders

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    Anyone tell me the differnce in the EM0480 & the EM0450? Also there is a EM0430 has anyone had any experiance with one of these?

    Robert

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    Re: Sunbeam Grinders

    Superficially the difference is the plastic body on the 0450 vs the metal one on the 0480.
    Also, the 0480 has an extra power switch position.
    With the 0450 you have to press the group handle against a button under the spout to activate the grinding action after the power is switched on.
    I believe the 0480 also has a manual on setting so you can grind into a container without having to hold it against the button.

    The burrs are supposed to be identical but the motor of the 0480 must be better because I think theres a 5 year warranty on the 0480 that the 0450 doesnt have.

    Also theres a $50 bigger price tag on the 0480.

    Ive havent any experience with the 0430 but have been led to believe they arent as good as the other two, which means dont bother with the 0430 as the others are the minimum recommended for espresso grinding.

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    Re: Sunbeam Grinders

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D415C474D4C5B4E464D290 link=1234266297/1#1 date=1234269400
    Superficially the difference is the plastic body on the 0450 vs the metal one on the 0480.
    Also, the 0480 has an extra power switch position.
    With the 0450 you have to press the group handle against a button under the spout to activate the grinding action after the power is switched on.
    I believe the 0480 also has a manual on setting so you can grind into a container without having to hold it against the button.

    The burrs are supposed to be identical but the motor of the 0480 must be better because I think theres a 5 year warranty on the 0480 that the 0450 doesnt have.

    Also theres a $50 bigger price tag on the 0480.

    Ive havent any experience with the 0430 but have been led to believe they arent as good as the other two, which means dont bother with the 0430 as the others are the minimum recommended for espresso grinding.
    Yes, can confirm that TG is correct re manual on for the 0480. The 5 year warranty on the 0480 is only for the motor, not a general warranty, but if the EM0450 doesnt have it, perhaps it has slightly better internals, in addition to the metal body over the plastic one?
    Finally, I can definitely confirm that the 0430 is not worth bothering with. I bought one for my parents for Christmas (mostly because of the price) solely for grinding for plunger and its barely adequate for that. The burrs are tiny and horrible and the grind is extremely inconsistent with a great deal of powdery grind created at all grind levels (in addition to larger particles).
    The 0450 is the absolute minimum you should consider, IMO - even if youre only planning on using it for manual brewing.

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    Re: Sunbeam Grinders

    Thanks for the info,clearly the 0450 & 0480 are the best of the low end priced grinders to buy.

    Robert



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