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    Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

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    I recently sold my rancilio md40 because for my one cup per day, keeping the dosed filled resulted in less then fresh coffee. So I got a sunbeam grinder, love the way it grinds on demand just push the porta filter in and it fills, BUT doesnt grind fine enough hmmm shim mod, string mod hmmmmm. So Id love to maybe get a better grinder that will grind fine enough for my machine vbm picolo but still in small amounts. Had considered a rocky but its 2 hand operation as the button has to be manually pressed. Any ideas, budget .... $500 for new is not un reasonable would also consider used if better value. Goal is one hand operation, small volume, 2 cups per day and fine grind

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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    Well, I dont have one of these - but have been looking for a grinder for the tea-room at work and this is sitting at the top of the pile..

    Compak K-3 Touch.

    Seems pretty good build quality, the grind is excellent and you just push the portafilter at it and away it goes.

    Im sure someone who owns one will chip in!

    /Kevin

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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    In my opinion your minimum in "excellence" in coffee grinders in the price you mentioned will be the eureka mignon, then the K3T.

    The only appreciable difference will be that mignon is a 50 mm diameter grinding plate and the K3T is a 58 mm. Only you can answer the question of whether there is any difference in the quiality / consistency of the grinds that translates into the character of wet coffee in the cup, and the only way you can do that is to run a side by side test.....

    The mignon certainly is a very very acceptable grinder for those wishing to place constraints on size as it is quite small. After that it will come down to price and what you like as an individual.

    We sell both and will be happy to help if given the chance.

    Rgds,
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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    If youre thinking of a pre-loved one, http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1300007503 would be a good pickup.

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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    they both look good in regards to fresh ground on demand, and size, and a decent step up from the Sunbeam, the budget isnt set in concrete and there are just some products that are "oustanding value" vs great value, I have come to believe this year no good to have top end machine, bottom end grinder, though not as glamarous a purchase as a new machine. The burr sizes, not having done much research, Id have a preference for larger burrs, and slower speed from a heat perspective, and larger motor and less RPM, but can be proven wrong and humble pie is non-fattening :-) I also love parts backup, and best of breed (in its size and function). Im hoping over the next 24 months to purchase the grinder and coffee machine that will end upgradeitis so I can sack my therapist.



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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    Another not mentioned here already is the Mahlkonig Vario, think they are about $650 from a few of the sponsors.

    At home I have virtually stopped using an electric grinder in preference to a hand grinder, partly for lack of wastage and quietness in the mornings :)

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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    Quote Originally Posted by 41465757465142574B4C4E46230 link=1300570757/4#4 date=1300588102
    The burr sizes.....Id have a preference for larger burrs, and slower speed from a heat perspective, and larger motor and less RPM, but can be proven wrong and humble pie is non-fattening :-)* ...so I can sack my therapist.
    You will not be subject to any problems at all from buying any of the good name smaller sized small commercial grinders such as those already mentioned above which are in the main "high speed" grinders.....in low volume home use especially the volume you have described for your prsonal use, and even where you may entertain at small dnner parties etc. Be happy, bite the bullet, stop worrying and sack the therapist :)


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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    I use a k3T at home at the moment and i couldnt be happier with it for a home grinder. For what they fetch 2nd hand, you may as well get a new one for 550 odd (look for the wega instant too, its the same grinder re-badged).

    Ive also used a eureka grinder that was great.

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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    I just purchased a Baratza Preciso (my first grinder) and absolutely love it. Its solidly built, has an amazing range of grind settings and not very expensive (comparatively speaking).
    Cheers!

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    Re: Looking for good doserless grinder due to small useage

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B5453544B310 link=1300570757/8#8 date=1302560235
    I just purchased a Baratza Preciso (my first grinder) and absolutely love it. Its solidly built, has an amazing range of grind settings and not very expensive (comparatively speaking).
    Cheers!
    Quote Originally Posted by 7B5453544B310 link=1300570757/8#8 date=1302560235
    Baratza Preciso
    Where did you buy it from, I tried to google it and the precisio doesnt seem to appear in Australia, only overseas ????



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