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    Coffee grinder to suit Rancilio Silvia $500 to $1000.

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    Gday my name is Andy and I am looking for a coffee grinder in the price range of $500 to $1000 dollars that has a burr grinder and can grind my coffee to suit the Rancilio Silvia Espresso machine. I currently have a ISOMAC Granmacinino. What fineness ratio does a Rancilio Silvio need to make good espresso coffee? Do I need to buy a different grinder or do I have my grinder setting wrong?

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply.

    Andy.

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    Re: Coffee grinder to suit Rancilio Silvia $500 to $1000.

    Gday "blu"... :)

    Suggest reading through this post and the link to reviews of the various grinders available. Will arm you with all the information you need to narrow down your choices....

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1194680556

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    Re: Coffee grinder to suit Rancilio Silvia $500 to $1000.

    In general the Isomac is a reasonable match for a Silvia although (also generally) you get more improvement in the cup by upgrading the grinder rather than the machine.

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    Re: Coffee grinder to suit Rancilio Silvia $500 to $1000.

    Quote Originally Posted by 093C2B2919213C232F222A4E0 link=1289537915/2#2 date=1289613948
    In general the Isomac is a reasonable match for a Silvia
    I couldnt disagree more Greg. Ive yet to come across anything with the name Isomac that I like. This grinders steps are too large, it holds a heap of coffee in the chute, presuming it doesnt end up inside the body of the grinder, its noisy, and its slow.

    Quote Originally Posted by 093C2B2919213C232F222A4E0 link=1289537915/2#2 date=1289613948
    although (also generally) you get more improvement in the cup by upgrading the grinder rather than the machine.
    To this, I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A27232F224E0 link=1289537915/1#1 date=1289543572
    Gday "blu"... :)

    Suggest reading through this post and the link to reviews of the various grinders available. Will arm you with all the information you need to narrow down your choices....

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1194680556

    Cheers,
    Mal.
    Great advice!


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    Re: Coffee grinder to suit Rancilio Silvia $500 to $1000.

    Hi Andy,

    I had a granmacinino for about a year (bought second hand) until it died. Was always quite annoyed with the steps being so large. Got a mini-e and the difference in the pour and cup was huge. Have never looked back.

    Of course there are also other grinders available, aside from the mini-e.

    I suggest that you go into a shop and check out for yourself.

    Best of luck

    Daniel

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    Re: Coffee grinder to suit Rancilio Silvia $500 to $1000.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F797C7C6D6F636A6A69690C0 link=1289537915/3#3 date=1289629706
    GregWormald wrote on Today at 12:35:
    In general the Isomac is a reasonable match for a Silvia


    I couldnt disagree more Greg. *Ive yet to come across anything with the name Isomac that I like. *This grinders steps are too large, it holds a heap of coffee in the chute, presuming it doesnt end up inside the body of the grinder, its noisy, and its slow.
    Im happy to go with an experts opinion here--as far as the Isomac is concerned I only know what I was told when I was grinder hunting. I didnt buy one.

    Greg



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