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    Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

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    Hi - regular reader, first time post.
    I am seeking some advice on my Sunbeam EM0480 grinder - purchased in July 06. The issue seems to be one that is the opposite to previous concerns raised on this site. The concern is that it seems to be setup to grind too fine. I am currently using grind setting 24 to draw a 25 sec double shot on my Silvia. No worries with this except it leaves me very little room to move as one click up is the maximum setting on the grind scale (25). Should I be seeking a replacement that is configured to grind for espresso with a grind setting closer to the middle of the scale (ie 10-15)?

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    Mine does the same...

    Are you using the single basket?? Because I use the setting as 24 for a single basket and 19-20 for the double basket.....

    I was concerned initially.. but Im getting great results so Im happy... I used a Delonghi KG11 grinder for Plunger and Decaf....(a struggle but I over dose as much as possible to get a "decent" result).

    Enjoy!

    Marc

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    Also you may need to check your dosing... perhaps youre over dosing???

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    Setting 24-25 for double basket ... off the scale for single basket. Not sure if I am over dosing - currently the puck is wet when I bang it out. I have been timing my double basket shot & measuring approx 60ml in about 25sec. Read somewhere else that a wet puck indicates too fine?

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    Hey,
    I got a the EM0480 grinder as well and it can grind over the markings so i wouldnt worry about it, unless its grinding finer and finer until it gets to 0 and still fast pour. that happen to me so i got it replaced :(.
    Now its great :)

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    Im happy with the results but still a bit frustrated with the fact that I have to count the clicks beyond the scale >:(

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    You could get a piece of those white tape that looks like paper... masking tape i think that what its called :-?, then stick it around the bottom and use a marker to keep on drawing more steps until you get the point where their is no more clicks. ;)

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    Ha ;D - Thanks for the suggestion!
    Given that I contacted place of purchase recently they have informed me that a replacment will be in soon. The question remains - do I put up with a relatively new grinder that needs masking tape to indicate normal settings or do I go for the replacement hoping that normal grind settings will fall within the indicated scale?

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0480 - Too fine?

    Id go with the new one and check it out before you take it to make sure the scale is closer to correct.



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