Re: Gino Rossi CC45....are these any good?
"..And how would it compare with other grinders like the Rocky or Mazzer Mini? Cheers..."
Rocky - no comparison, the Gino Rossi is a full size commercial coffee grinder able to handle cafe volume, the Rocky is not.
Mazzer Mini - also no comparison same as above, the Gino Rossi is a full size commercial coffee grinder able to handle cafe volume, the MM is not.
All three grinders will grind the same quality of grinds and that is not the issue...the issue between them then is relative to their size ie, capacity for volume production and relative ease of use in the intended situation.
So in fact then it may well be, that if your situation is for home use / domestic, that you could then turn the above upside down, and say that for home use the Gino Rossi is NOT AS "good" as the other two, due to them having smaller bodies, being shorter in height so fit under household overhead cupboards, same quality of grind anyway, one is doserless, (& please dont bring up the "size of the steps" in the adjuster because it really is not relevant and these are all quality grinders), etc etc etc.
However, my own personal preference for home use, where the purchase price is not the issue, I would go the middle grinder rather than the two "extremes" ( rocky / Gino Rossi).
Further......if however even despite the fact that it may be a domestic situation, if the machine is full size commercial, for the sake of "matching" the equipment properly together, I might then go the Gino Rossi and IE, match the commercial grinder to the commercial machine.
There, that should give you a few perhaps conflicting ideas to think about!!!!!!!!