Hi Peter and welcome to CS..Originally Posted by PeterR link=1183257508/0#0 date=1183257507
In brief, the answer is yes:
1. Buy the best grinder you can possibly afford
2. You gets what you pays for!
I personally prefer a doser because if used to grind your coffee to order, you will create less mess and be more consistent in your dose.
In addition, with a machine in your price range, you should match it to a comparable grinder...
Doser: Mazzer mini manual, Macap M5, Compak K3E, ECM Best (all above $600)
Doserless: Compak K3T, ECM KS
Stepless grinders are great, but a stepped grinder with small increments will be fine as well...More info can be found here: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1163235531.
You have got yourself a Ferrari- now dont park an old clunker next to it in the garage ;)
Feel free to give me a buzz if I can assist...