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    Eureka Mondial

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    Hi fellow CS,

    I just recently purchased a second-hand Eureka Mondial at what I consider to be a reasonable price. The unit appears to have had very little wear and after a complete clean looks like new. I have not ground any beans as yet, but the burrs feel like they may need replacing. The burrs seem genuine and look to be in very good conditions, but do not feel very sharp.

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these grinders and what they are like. Also where can i find replacment burrs from. Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Most grinder burrs have a life of 300 kg to 400 kg

    Use your finger nail to feel for sharpness
    2 ways can be used on the leading edges of the burrs
    1] scratch test and 2] the shave test

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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    It is very difficult to physically judge the wear on a set of plates.

    Use the grinder and make coffee.

    If the coffee is good, forget about the grinding plates and enjoy.

    If the coffee isnt good, analyse the reason why and see if you can narrow it down to which one of the miriad other factors that would affect your end result in the cup.

    If it turns out that you are pointing the finger at the grinder and you feel up to spending the money to replace the plates, worry about it then. Be prepared that if the plates were in good nick to start with, you wont find any significant difference in the cup after youve replaced them.

    Otherwise as already stated, enjoy.

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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Hi KK, Fresh Coffee,

    Thanks for the quick replies. As the grinder was second-hand i gave it a through clean. I am in the process of buying some beans from CS so have yet to actually grind any beans. It might be fine, but i just didnt feel the burrs were all that sharp.

    Back to my other question, has anyone had any experience with this grinder and what they are like?




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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Quote Originally Posted by 44636562495463757D7362160 link=1275182035/0#0 date=1275182035
    I have not ground any beans as yet, but the burrs feel like they may need replacing
    Quote Originally Posted by 506473657E49557970707373160 link=1275182035/2#2 date=1275188549
    If the coffee is good, forget about the grinding plates and enjoy.
    As Attilio said, it might be best to get off the forum and throw 20 shots through the grinder - dialling it in, seasoning the burrs (if necessary). You also want the burrs to break apart the beans rather than chop them apart - burrs which are too new/sharp have the opposite problem to the mashed coffee syndrome. However, Mondials are frequently abused as deli grinders by people who arent up to buying something considered better (eg. more expensive), so find out whats in the the cup.

    If you dont like it, might be worth selling it. If you like it, might be worth keeping it :D

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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Coffeehorse,


    Thanks for the advice, i am happy enough with my buy. I will run some beans through it shortly and report back. Was just interested in some feed back from others who have had experience with a Eureka.



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    John

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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Quote Originally Posted by 577076715A4770666E6071050 link=1275182035/0#0 date=1275182035
    I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these grinders and what they are like. *
    A manufacturer that has been around for a long time.

    Manufactures under their own brand name (Eureka), but also manufactures for others. N. Simonelli for example would be one "brand" of grinder that springs to mind (ie eureka has manufactured grinders for n. simonelli not the other way around as I suspect some here may think).

    A good solid small to medium size cafe spec grinder, reliable, long lived (with the usual caveat....as long as the correct spec model is specified for the particular sitiuation...no use "specking" a small volume model into a large volume cafe, then wanting to complain about "the brand").

    Dont be put off by the (probably all) plastic dosing chamber. It is a very reasonable unit (unlike some other manufacturers that produce crappy plastic toy dosing chambers that break often needing regular service).

    Depending on who / when / where the grinder was imported it could be any of 3 different sub models with grinding plates of differing sizes from 60mm diameter, 63.5, 65 or 70mm.

    So in fact not all the same grinder although sharing a common model name.

    Nothing wrong with any of them, particularly if you are (although you have not said) going to use this cafe grinder in a home use situation in which case no matter which variant it is, it will do a top job and will be atleast equivalent in grind quality and delivery to the ever recommended mini mazzer which from memory has grinding plates smaller than 60mm meaning the MM has a smaller capacity in a business situation than your eureka....something you wont need to worry about at home.

    All in all then, seems as if you have acquired a good grinder at a modest price for your intended use or need.

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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    From what I have read the Nuova Simonelli MDX I use daily is made by Eureka and it is a fantastic grinder. Easily on par with the Mazzer Super Jolly I have used in the past. I will say the Mazzers have a bit more robust build quality in the doser area, but other than this dead equals based on my use.

    I also like the burr adjustment on the MDX over any other grinder Ive used yet as it is a micrometric dial that actually adjusts the height of the motor, which in effect changes the position of the lower burr. This is pretty much the total opposite of what most other grinders achieve by changing the position of the top burr by means of a threaded adjustment.

    Bottom line... fantastic grinders that will last you a long time. Later!

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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Fresh Coffee, Shadow,

    Thanks for the replies, exactly what i was looking for. Fresh Coffee the grinder is for home use, it has the 70mm grinding plates. I do not know its ages, but would suspect it to be only a few years old if that given its condition.

    I got it from eBay for $260 and consider it to be a fair buy. I will grind some beans and report back shortly.



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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F484E49627F485E5658493D0 link=1275182035/8#8 date=1275274240
    Fresh Coffee, Shadow,

    Thanks for the replies, exactly what i was looking for. Fresh Coffee the grinder is for home use, it has the 70mm grinding plates. I do not know its ages, but would suspect it to be only a few years old if that given its condition.

    I got it from eBay for $260 and consider it to be a fair buy. I will grind some beans and report back shortly.



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    John
    Sounds like an excellent buy John.... 8-)

    Kudos to you mate [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Quote Originally Posted by 45626463485562747C7263170 link=1275182035/8#8 date=1275274240
    ....it has the 70mm grinding plates. I got it from Evil-Bay for $260 and consider it to be a fair buy.....Cheers John

    hmmmm.....70mm grinding plate model.....a top buy. That is about as big as you go before going to conical burrs so as to be able to squeeze a larger grinding surface into same or similar sized body. *The extra diameter gives you faster delivery than grinders with smaller diameter plates, so quicker grinding per gram coffee, therefore *less friction / heat for those who are worried about burning the grinds.

    I would take 20 of them at that price.

    Regardz,
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    Re: Eureka Mondial

    Quote Originally Posted by 586C7B6D76415D7178787B7B1E0 link=1275182035/10#10 date=1275298257
    all the things the academics here find essential for your low volume home use *:D
    ;D ;D ;D

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    sorry Mal I had to edit the post & remove in case someone got upset hehehehehe..... ;)A.



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