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    Some of you may not have caught the advice for my substandard EM430 problem (Til I get my 480) on another forum. It is a gem. I ground a second grind in my mortar and pestle for just a few minutes after the substandard 430 grind. Thanks Andy-Gadget. Coffee pour pressure perfect. Resulting taste better than perfect. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6144524B250 link=1268707990/0#0 date=1268707990
    Some of you may not have caught the advice for my substandard EM430 problem (Til I get my 480) on another forum. It is a gem. I ground a second grind in my mortar and pestle for just a few minutes after the substandard 430 grind. Thanks Andy-Gadget. Coffee pour pressure perfect. Resulting taste better than perfect. ;D

    Sorry..

    I thought it was KK ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A2E272724241E0A2E322C2E410 link=1261297726/15#15 date=1268705726
    Quote Originally Posted by 0C293F26480 link=1261297726/13#13 date=1268704724
    Thanks I cant grind finer but I was going to next fiddle with quantity and tamping. But I was going to try both ways less and more so thank you for steering me in the right direction first. I just have to wait for my birthday for the 480. I have talked about nothing else since joining coffeesnobs.
    I know its simple but try it until the new grinder comes home
    Use a mortar and pestle after grinding in the EM430 to make it finer

    Its a thousands of years old method that still works * ;)

    KK

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    Sorry Kosmo. A thousand apologies and thank you again and again and again. I am still getting used to using this website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4663756C020 link=1268707990/2#2 date=1268709369
    Sorry Kosmo. A thousand apologies and thank you again and again and again. I am still getting used to using this website.
    I am sure he wont mind... After all, your from WA... What else could one expect ;) :D ;D :o

    Enjoy the coffee road and most of all; the whacked culture ;)

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    OK, so now we know the 430 wont grind fine enough for your machine. :(

    I recommend you call Sunbeam and ask them what to do. (Their more expensive grinders--the 450 and 480 -- have standard modifications to fix this problem.)

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57627577477F627D717C74100 link=1268707990/4#4 date=1268727130
    OK, so now we know the 430 wont grind fine enough for your machine. *:(

    I recommend you call Sunbeam and ask them what to do. (Their more expensive grinders--the 450 and 480 -- have standard modifications to fix this problem.)

    Greg
    Err I think the EM0430 is a bit below what some may think..

    Even on the Sunbeam product page they only recommend it for the:
    Café Espresso™ - EM3600
    Café Latte™ - EM5600
    Intuitive™ Digital - EM8910

    Thus it may suite teh EM6910 but only if your using pressurised baskets..

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    Little section in the Victorian Consumer affairs Victoria act *::)

    A guarantee policy is something you give to your customers to promote good relations, but whether you are a manufacturer, retailer or repairer you have certain obligations when setting warranty conditions.

    Ensure that the product:

    * ** is suitable for the purpose for which it is sold
    * ** is not faulty
    * ** performs to an appropriate standard, and
    * ** achieves the requested result when you carry out the service.


    Basically if it cant or wont do the job which is grind beans for Espresso then they owe you !

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    Hi AM,

    On the Sunbeam site I get on my computer the 0430 *is* recommended for the 6910, so Id definitely be taking the issue up with Sunbeam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4A7F686A5A627F606C61690D0 link=1268707990/7#7 date=1268730829
    Hi AM,

    On the Sunbeam site I get on my computer the 0430 *is* recommended for the 6910, so Id definitely be taking the issue up with Sunbeam.

    Greg
    Bloody marketing... Every refresh gives different results ;D (Ya got me Greg)

    However I would still say that the retailer etc would say - "Use the pressurised baskets.. "

    I mean at $89 it is less than a KG100 and even that will not do a EM6910 after modifications if using un-pressurised baskets..

    An on page 8 of the EM0480 it indicates the finest settings for "Fully Automatic Coffee Centres"

    So while we may have issues with marketing and Sunbeam; has any one bothered to see what the others say as to their blade grinders.. Yep suitable for espresso machines..

    Lets not support IDIOCRACY and bring some common sense back to the fold.

    1: An EM0450 or Em0480 is the base grinder for an EM6910 if using un-pressurised baskets..

    2: Any lower end grinder will not work regardless of marketing and spin doctors... "if using un-pressurised baskets"

    3: If using pressurised baskets any old grinder will do.

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    Sorry AM, I wasnt really out to get you. ;D

    Im just hoping that if MAM decides to take it up with Sunbeam shell get a solution or maybe a boost up to a (probably) suitable 0480.

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45706765556D706F636E66020 link=1268707990/9#9 date=1268741009
    Sorry AM, I wasnt really out to get you. ;D

    Im just hoping that if MAM decides to take it up with Sunbeam shell get a solution or maybe a boost up to a (probably) suitable 0480.

    Greg
    May be, maybe NOT ;) But it is good to be corrected.. It again shows how easy Assumptions can put ya in a corner.. :-[



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    Quote Originally Posted by 5E71787A6D527E717E787A727A716B1F0 link=1268707990/3#3 date=1268709802
    After all, your from WA... What else could one expect
    Guess what its even worse. I am really a Tasmanian born in England. What hope do I have :-X :-/ :P :o ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5B7E68711F0 link=1268707990/11#11 date=1268793384
    Quote Originally Posted by 5E71787A6D527E717E787A727A716B1F0 link=1268707990/3#3 date=1268709802
    After all, your from WA... What else could one expect *
    Guess what its even worse. I am really a Tasmanian born in England. What hope do I have :-X :-/ :P :o ;D
    Long distance impregnation ??

    Something must be OK...

    Ya still have an open mind and an ability to have a laugh....

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    Born in Birmingham, England. 10 pound pom when I was two years old to Tassie. Moved via Victoria to WA, met hubby, rest is history

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6C495F46280 link=1268707990/13#13 date=1268795005
    Born in Birmingham, England. 10 pound pom when I was two years old to Tassie. Moved via Victoria to WA, met hubby, rest is history
    BOT:

    Let us know what ya decide to do as to ya grinder...

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    Will probably keep pestling (my word) until I get my own way as usual. I am actually very spoiled although he pretends not to.

    Let you know. Birthday in June looking good.

    Cheers Dawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4663756C020 link=1268707990/15#15 date=1268807256
    Will probably keep pestling (my word) until I get my own way as usual. I am actually very spoiled although he pretends not to.

    Let you know. Birthday in June looking good.

    Cheers Dawn
    A squeaky wheel gets oiled.. A broken one get replaced..

    That could be you OR the grinder..

    So take care and have a great birthday.



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