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    Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

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    I currently have a Delonghi KG 100 and want to upgrade to a doser grinder. And ive found the price of the Bregant Junior Doser and Rancilio Rocky Doser are quite reasonable. So I want to ask which one is better. I dont really want to spend more than $500 for a grinder.

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    Re: Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

    Gday sugilun,

    Sorry to have put a bit of a dampener on it, but at a budget limit of $500 you are just not going to get a decent grinder with doser, unless you are happy to go with used ex-cafe grinders, etc. Owners of Mazzer Minis even report issues with the dosers on these, although Macap M4/M5 grinders apparently have very well designed dosers fitted to them.

    The dosers fitted to the likes of Rocky grinders, etc are pretty flimsily built and not generally considered to be very well made, more of an after-thought than anything else although some owners may be prepared to defend them. If I was you mate, Id either revise the budget to something like $700+ or consider the 2nd-Hand grinder market. All the best,

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    Re: Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

    Thx Mal~~~~
    I think i better get a doserless grinder.

    thx anyway

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    Re: Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

    The dosers wont be useless with the cheaper grinders - its just that they tend not to sweep totally clean and some (the Rocky in particular) feel flimsy. That said, they will last OK in a domestic environment (how may shots do you relly make in a day at home?) and there are numerous mods posted on the web to make most dosers sweep cleaner.

    The Gaggia MDF probably has the worst doser because it does break in domestic use.

    The Bregant doser is actually very well made and sweeps quite well but the problem is the dosing chamber lid does not expose the whole doser so it is much harder to clean (brush out) than most. Otherwise, its a very nice little stepped grinder.

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    Re: Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

    Quote Originally Posted by sugilun link=1184849198/0#2 date=1184949996
    Thx Mal~~~~
    I think i better get a doserless grinder.

    thx anyway
    Dont write off doser grinders. Have a look at the poll on doser vs doserless and see what most are preferring. There are pros and cons of both but I think the benefits of a doser outweigh the drawbacks. Furthermore, so long as its a reasonable doser IMHO the shortcomings of dosers are also easier to work around than the shortcomings of doserless.

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    Re: Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Pullman link=1184849198/0#4 date=1185247251
    Dont write off doser grinders. Have a look at the poll on doser vs doserless and see what most are preferring. There are pros and cons of both but I think the benefits of a doser outweigh the drawbacks. Furthermore, so long as its a reasonable doser IMHO the shortcomings of dosers are also easier to work around than the shortcomings of doserless.
    And there-in lies the quandary..... How much to spend on a "reasonable doser"? :-?

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    Re: Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

    Guess it all comes down to available funds. If someone has around $250-$350 to spend then youre not going to get a new doser grinder full stop. Above that you start getting some options which is where the debate becomes relevant. At the $500 mark of the opening post I would have thought the Rocky would be a contender; Ive not used one, but anecdotally while its doser wont win any prizes its adequate for domestic usage in which environment you can implement the aforeimplied workarounds to limit its shortcomings (i.e. sweeper mods, cleaning exit chute after each use, etc)

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    Re: Bregant Junior Doser or Rancilio Rocky Doser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Pullman link=1184849198/0#6 date=1185320340
    If someone has around $250-$350 to spend then youre not going to get a new doser grinder full stop.
    Except for the MDF (though you could probably get a 2nd hand Rocky for the same price as a new MDF)



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