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    Upgrading to ?

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    HI Everyone

    I last year upgraded to a VBM jnr but kept my DL Rocky. Now its time to upgrade my rocky but what to? I am seriously considering the Mazzer Mini but is there a better grinder that would suit my machine?

    I would love to pick up one second hand, is this advisable?

    Do the Minni have any issues to know about?

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Upgrading to ?

    Hi Kanda, good luck with the upgrade.

    The Mazzer Mini, Macap M4 or Compak K3 would be good choices IMO.*

    Second hand is not a bad option, grinders of this quality are very robust and should last for years & years in a domestic setting.* On the other hand, you can pick up a Mazzer Mini from a sponsor for around $750 which is a very good price.

    All comes down to budget really.* You will get better results with a large conical grinder but youre in $2K territory.

    I have my Jr paired with an ECA Best. Aesthetically its a very nice match but there are probably better options at that price point from a pure performance aspect. It would be great if it had micrometric adjustment.


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    Re: Upgrading to ?

    I think I would prefer the Mazzer so I will keep my eye out in the for sale thread as I cant post a wtb as yet!

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    Re: Upgrading to ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B616E6461373132000 link=1302677681/2#2 date=1302699716
    I think I would prefer the Mazzer* so I will keep my eye out in the for sale thread as I cant post a wtb as yet!
    Hi Kanda, I pondered for ages on grinder choice and finally chose the Mazzer, it was a close call with the Macap and Compak. I am more than happy with the Minis performance, I have a routine with using the doser so that I dont waste beans and keep everything reasonably clean.
    I think it all comes down to personal choice, they are all good grinders :) :)

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    Re: Upgrading to ?

    I have spotted a jolly for sale else where but is this too big for home use?

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    Re: Upgrading to ?

    If its a good price go for it ;)

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    Re: Upgrading to ?

    Is there a age limit on second hand mazzers of any type... When is old too old when looking at a second hand grinder,

    Or along as the motor runs well the grinder is as old as the set of blades it has?

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    Re: Upgrading to ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F4A5D5D56555956380 link=1302677681/5#5 date=1302755263
    If its a good price go for it ;)
    Will probably sell for top buck now 14k members have been given a heads up ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5359565C590F090A380 link=1302677681/6#6 date=1302756950
    Or along as the motor runs well the grinder is as old as the set of blades it has?
    Pretty much- assuming it hasnt been banged around.



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