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    Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

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    Hi all,

    What grinder would people recommend that is under 32.5cm high?

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 67717E7E717271637E7F72100 link=1257938013/0#0 date=1257938013
    Hi all,

    What grinder would people recommend that is under 32.5cm high?

    Thanks
    hmm...tough call...Mazzer mini and a sledge hammer? :-? ;D

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Nemox Lux Grinder will fit
    Specifications:

    * ** Material: Stainless Steel
    * ** Bean hopper capacity: 150 g
    * ** Dimensions: 30 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 18 cm D
    * ** Weight: 1.8 kg

    KK

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 76525B5B58586276524E50523D0 link=1257938013/2#2 date=1257938575
    Nemox Lux Grinder will fit
    This is a very tidy little grinder that punches consistently above its weight. I have run it next to a Rocky and a Gran Machinino and it holds its own even next to the Rocky... Mostly. Just be aware that it is noisy! Mine is 81db at 30 cm.

    All the best,
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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Cool, thanks.

    Any ideas on who will give me the best price?

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Any ideas on who will give me the best price?
    A sponsor?

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 417D607B717067727A71150 link=1257938013/5#5 date=1257988089
    A sponsor? *
    Which of them sell it? *I see it on the net for $329.

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    i suggest you start clicking on them yourself and having a look, were not going to do it for ya ;D

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    This grinder might also be a possibility "wannabasnob"..... :)

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1163235531/22#22

    Its a little taller than your spec but a lot closer to the performance of a Mazzer Mini than the Lux is.... ;)

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 55787C707D110 link=1257938013/8#8 date=1258031386
    This grinder might also be a possibility
    Unfortunately too tall... The 32.5cm is the maximum. I like the idea of a better grinder though...

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Mal has suggested the M4D
    The original hopper can always be removed and stored
    A smaller one can be easily made to suit your needs

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 052128282B2B1105213D23214E0 link=1257938013/10#10 date=1258068729
    Mal has suggested the M4D
    Are you sure, KK? The link in Mals post goes to the Cunill Tranquillo in the grinder reviews thread - this is somewhat larger than the M4D, I think?
    Maybe Mal could clarify?

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 404B414F592A0 link=1257938013/11#11 date=1258069089
    Quote Originally Posted by 052128282B2B1105213D23214E0 link=1257938013/10#10 date=1258068729
    Mal has suggested the M4D
    Are you sure, KK? The link in Mals post goes to the Cunill Tranquillo in the grinder reviews thread - this is somewhat larger than the M4D, I think?
    Maybe Mal could clarify?
    Oops
    I must have scrolled up one post
    However the same aplies to any grinder that has a body height within his bench clearance
    Remove the hopper

    The M4D body without the hopper is 30cm

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B6F666665655F4B6F736D6F000 link=1257938013/12#12 date=1258070155
    the same aplies to any grinder that has a body height within his bench clearance..... Remove the hopper

    The M4D body without the hopper is 30cm

    KK
    Absolutely KK, didnt think to mention this as it seems like a given ::) ....

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    The mazzer mini is also around 30 cm without the hopper, though I use a cut off cup to give it an extra 5 cm or so.

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Height = 32.4 cm

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Thanks for all your advice to date everyone. *I didnt think making this decision was going to be so hard...

    So far I think Ive narrowed it down to the below options? *Are there any others I should be considering?

    1. NEMOX Caffe Lux
    2. Mignon Istantaneo
    3. Isomac Professionale

    Will I actually notice the difference between these products?

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Of those three mate,

    Itd be no contest with the "Mignon Istantaneo". Definitely a class above the others "on paper" and what Attilio has said about them. Ive only ever owned and used the "Lux" and found it to be a challenging grinder to use for espresso. If you could find one with an infinite grind adjustment mechanism rather than the stepped that seems to be standard, it would probably be OK. Still think the Mignon would be the better option though.... ;)

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Hate to make it harder for you but Ive just been looking at the Ascaso i-mini which is only 310H.
    http://www.ascaso.com/2010/cafe/eng/imini.html

    Seen it for $350 for the i-2 conical version, cant seem to find the i-1 flat burr version. It has the option of timed grind but I dont see that knob in any of the pics I saw.
    Im also looking and cant decide which grinder I want although i dont (currently) have a height restriction, just a budgetary one :-/

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    I havent been able to make sense of the conical/\/flat burr debate yet... Anyone able to offer more advice? Now that the Ascaso is in the mix is the Mignon still the most appropriate?

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Hello all,

    looks like I am starting a trend for a product I dont sell (yet).

    In any case as I have sold all the other grinders mentioned in this thread at one time or other, and have my own mignon, I will only be telling you the truth when I advise the following:


    The Lux, Isomac and Imini are all internally, the same grinder. The difference is in the exterior, and in the individual brands method of adjustment provided at the top of their individual body.

    WRT the never ending conical VS flat debate. There is more to a grinder than the type of grinding burrs fitted.

    Suffice to say in this case, mignon is a flat plate grinder but is far superior (in my opinion) in every way to the others mentioned *except someone I think mentioned the M4D....in which case if it werent for the M4Ds larger size I would go for that, also a flat plate grinder).

    The mignion also costs a fair bit more percentage wise than the three conicals mentioned here. Its method of adjustment is far superior.

    In doing your research re mignon, make sure the one pictured is actually available here with the small hopper. Otherwise the tall hopper will blow out your height restriction.

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    Re: Grinder buying advice - 32.5cm height restriction

    Quote Originally Posted by 16000F0F000300120F0E03610 link=1257938013/19#19 date=1258577549
    I havent been able to make sense of the conical/\/flat burr debate yet.
    There are pros and cons on both sides.

    Toss in your pallet, your wallet and what you expect to be in the cup = :-/


    Thus if ya hight restriction is that critical and ya only want to be a snob..

    The choice would come back to Supplier, Looks and Location....

    Further more with out knowing much more info on the beans your using and the actual Coffee machine..... It does not allow this data to be added to allow a fully informed decision to be made.

    Yes.... Always get the best grinder you can... But there are always the odd condition that has to be considered.





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