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    Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

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    Sorry if this has been posted previously but I found this out by accident in Myer yesterday. It may be of some interest ...

    As a Fathers Day promo, Sunbeam is offering a free EM0480 on each EM6910 sold from August 1st through to Sept 2nd.

    Just a little snooping found ...

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    I wonder if this means a new version "EM0490" is on its way?

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    The cynic in me thinks there must a catch somewhere, however this seems like a pretty good deal.

    From what Ive read here about both these machines, there arent too many complaints. Sure, its obviously not the high end gear that many seem to rave about, but for the "average Joe", this could well be the way to go.

    Might have to check this one out me thinks.

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    i saw this promo in the good guys also.. $599 less for cash. umm.. only bought the breville ikon with the free grinder a couple of months ago.. might have to upgrade already! hahahaha

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    This would have made my decision easier I would have snapped up this offer. Pity I bought my grinder a month ago. Still deciding on a machine now. Bugger!!!!!

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    Sueb you could always buy the combo then sell the new grinder on some auction place to recoup your money... Just a suggestion.

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    Yeah I am very seriously considering this!!!!!

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    Under $600 for the EM6910 & EM0480 seems like great value - the only other combo in this price range I can think of is the the Gaggia Classic & EM0480 (which would probably still cost a bit more).




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    Woohoo ordered my EM6910 today! I didnt want the demo model so they ordered me a new one from Sunbeam. Which is what I wishes for anyway just incase they have made any recent mods to them. So I should hopefully get my brand spanka early next week!!!

    I think this is a great deal with grinder and the coffee course!!! Cant wait to do the course :)

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    It is a good offer and I also couldnt resist. I wonder how long it will take to deliver the grinder from Sunbeam? Also wondering given all the bad reports on the 480 if maybe I should sell it new and get something else, or wait until it invariably breaks and then get sunbeam to send me out a "490" as a replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laryngoscope link=1185923313/0#8 date=1186050429
    It is a good offer and I also couldnt resist. I wonder how long it will take to deliver the grinder from Sunbeam? Also wondering given all the bad reports on the 480 if maybe I should sell it new and get something else, or wait until it invariably breaks and then get sunbeam to send me out a "490" as a replacement?
    I too couldnt resist and picked up my EM6910 yesterday. On the back of the redemption form for the EM0480, it states that we should allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. So I guess Ill have to put up with hand grinding on my Zassenhaus until then.

    As Sunbeam are giving these EM0480s away (with purchase), I wonder if they are covered by warranty. I guess so.

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    Wow, I only just read this tread, and am surprised to see that Sunbeam are giving away their Cafe Series grinder with every sale of an EM6910 for Fathers Day.

    I found a link to this from a news website which I dont believe contravenes any posting rules, as this website is not a commercial website, nor does it show any sales info, i.e. no pricing or seller information disclosed.

    http://www.current.com.au/2007/07/19/article/QYNPHLKEPZ.html

    However, if the moderators think that this contravenes posting rules, feel free to take it out, although I cant see how posting up a news-reporting site constitutes a breach of posting rules, as it does not make mention of any particular vendor who may be in competition with the site sponsors. And furthermore Sunbeam themselves are not a competitor as they are a vendor and do not sell directly to public.


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    Technically no Lawrance- However, we already know that from the first post in the thread. Your post simply repeats the information already provided- for that reason I wonder why you posted it?

    Were you trying to make a point or just have a dig at the mod team?

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    Thanks Chris,

    No I was not aware of the URL in the first thread, as it was removed before I came across the thread. I did want to know more about it, as a friend was asking me about espresso machines and grinders, since they wanted me to give them a suggestion without spending a lot of money.

    I was able to give them a high cost suggestion by pointing them to some links for Rocky/Sylvia, but I wanted to also show them a low price alternative.

    I had to spend some time digging around for a URL that doesnt contravene forum posting rules, and I spent some time also reading and understanding the rules just to be sure that I did not break any, as I do respect the site sponsors wishes.

    So, no, Im not having a dig at the mod team - Im just interested in contributing to this thread, which is about Sunbeams promo. And also do this without breaking any rules. Posting the URL is simply to verify to other readers that the promotion is "out there", as I could not find it on Sunbeams own website.

    I have no idea what the url was that Laryngoscope posted at the start of this tread because it has been edited. So I dont know whether Im posting up the very same URL as he did originally.

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    Im also interested in finding out if theres really a new EM0490 in the making, or if its just wishful thinking.

    I have a need to buy a cheapie grinder as a present to a non-coffee enthusiast, of which I know many. They just like a reasonable coffee but are not prepared to spend serious money. They just want something good enough for the occasional cup at home, and they are low volume coffee drinkers.

    With high fuel prices, rapidly escalating grocery costs, and more rate rises on the horizon, some of us consumers with big mortgages just have little left for fancy bling stuff.



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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    As a good cheapie for french press or drip, no problem. The 480 will even do for pressurised baskets and their result (not that you can call it espresso ;)).

    The grinder is not up to the task of serious espresso though- youll need at least an Iberital challenge.

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    Why isnt the 480 up to the task?
    Apart from its possible short term life...
    Is it the fluffy grind you dont like?
    I have one and i think the grind is consistent....im celebrating its 8month birthday this week!


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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    Quote Originally Posted by PhatBoy link=1185923313/15#15 date=1186115038
    2MCM
    Why isnt the 480 up to the task?
    Apart from its possible short term life...
    Is it the fluffy grind you dont like?
    I have one and i think the grind is consistent....im celebrating its 8month birthday this week!
    In my opinon, both the steps and the static are way too large. Every time someone upgrades form this grinder to a better one, they report big improvements in shot quality...

    Thatll do me ;-)

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    just have a quick browse on these grinders. there are a couple of threads (one getting very long) dealing with design problems, and manufacturing problems. it seems like they are a bare minimum of an espresso grinder. basicly they have to be cheap though because the average person is only interested in frothy milk when they first buy a machine.

    I think the fact that sunbeam are giving the grinders away with the machine might say a bit about peoples disappointment when they find that their "cafe quality" espresso machine doesnt do it without a grinder. It also says something about how cheap these grinders must be to manufacture.

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    Yep that would be right, picked up my machine last Friday (27th) on impulse and now find this out.

    . . . . anyone else ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oompa link=1185923313/15#18 date=1186180463
    Yep that would be right, picked up my machine last Friday (27th) on impulse and now find this out.

    . . . . anyone else ?
    Would I pay $135 for a KG100 or another like grinder, not now (I did once, and it did the job).

    Would I pay $160 for an EM0480, yes and I would again. Mine works well and I grind into a nice tin (not plastic) and have no static issues. Getting my grind sorted was trial and error, but works well.

    Would I pay $260 plus for one of the better grinders (would like to) but at present the EM6910 and the EM0480 are reasonably matched and for the combined price. I have an affordable system at home, and get to enjoy coffee, and thats what it is all about.

    If I had a super pallet and or $$ to spare. Then I would go a better grinder and a better system, but the reality is; that I do not.


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    Oompa dont stress too much. These are peoples opinions from what they know and like. Yes the 480 has had problems but people have fixed the problems and others have had no problem.

    In my opinion the Sunbeam deal is a good one. I bought the 480 a month ago and have been very happy with it. It is a hell of a lot better than no grinder and buying ground beans.

    Everybody has their taste and budget. I paid $160 for mine and couldnt afford/justify the next price to a Rocky!

    Ive been trying to make a decision on what to buy for the last few months. Whether to go the Silvia or the Sunbeam. Once you buy the Silvia and PID it then I think the Sunbeam deal looks really good for the price. Ive read all the above comments and went into panic and thought ive done the wrong thing. But no I havent! If I am happy with what I have now Imagine how much happier I am going to be with the em0690!

    Each to their own!!
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    When I did the complimentary Sunbeam Coffee Appreciation course all the grinders that they used were the EM0480 and I think theres a model underneath that as well, with the same conical burr.

    Ive read up on the Iberital, the Nemox Lux and the EM0480 and they all use identical burrs. So in THEORY they are the same grinder. Obviously they have other design parameters which affect the performance of the burrs, e.g. Iberital has bigger motor, Sunbeam use plastic carriers, and so on. However people have been drinking espressos for a long long time before motorised grinders came about. Imagine what it would have been like 50 years ago when all you could get for home would have been a hand grinder.

    So I wouldnt be disappointed if I had an EM0480. I bought a Rocky simply because I needed a grinder that had a doser, and I would have gone the Iberital but it would have been too tall next to my Sunbeam EM6910. And perhaps too bling bling shiny chrome next to the brushed aluminium look of the Sunny.

    I would have been happy with the EM0480 for my domestic needs if it had a doser.

    I like Sunbeam products and I have a matching Cafe Series knock box and Juicer.





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    Thanks but probably should clarify, picked up my EM6910 last Friday, now just stuck with my KG100.... It makes a good coffee as a combo (well my KG100 seems an exception) but you know, the grass is always greener and all that

    Quote Originally Posted by Sueb link=1185923313/15#20 date=1186188758
    Oompa dont stress too much. *These are peoples opinions from what they know and like. *Yes the 480 has had problems but people have fixed the problems and others have had no problem.

    In my opinion the Sunbeam deal is a good one. *I bought the 480 a month ago and have been very happy with it. *It is a hell of a lot better than no grinder and buying ground beans.

    Everybody has their taste and budget. *I paid $160 for mine and couldnt afford/justify the next price to a Rocky! *

    Ive been trying to make a decision on what to buy for the last few months. *Whether to go the Silvia or the Sunbeam. *Once you buy the Silvia and PID it then I think the Sunbeam deal looks really good for the price. *Ive read all the above comments and went into panic and thought ive done the wrong thing. *But no I havent! *If I am happy with what I have now Imagine how much happier I am going to be with the em0690!

    Each to their own!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sueb link=1185923313/15#20 date=1186188758
    Whether to go the Silvia or the Sunbeam. Once you buy the Silvia and PID it then I think the Sunbeam deal looks really good for the price.
    Each to their own!!
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    Silvias are still a great machine for the money without a pid, I have a very consistent routine of temp surfing now, which is not really different in difficulty or time to flushing a hx machine. From a temp side of things I think my shots are consistent.

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    Oh yeah no doubt Silvias are a great machine. There is just so much info on this forum it starts to do your head in after a while :) Well my head and I got quite crazy over the whole which way to go!!!!

    and Oopma I thought you were meaning that you bought the combo and now there are posts that the 480 isnt that great. I see that you mean you bought it before the promo so you didnt get one :) Oh yeah and grass is always greener I suppose it just gives us something to strive for. And if you are happy with your coffee then thats all we could hope for :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tempestv8 link=1185923313/15#21 date=1186192037
    Ive read up on the Iberital, the Nemox Lux and the EM0480 and they all use identical burrs. So in THEORY they are the same grinder.
    Even though the grinders referred to may use the same burr-sets, that doesnt mean that the implementation by the various manufacturers is identical. Many variables affect the ability of grinders fitted with these burr-sets to consistently and accurately grind coffee for espresso brewing, not the least of which is the design and fitment of the burr carrier(s), the strength of the rotor burr support and its thrust load support, the method of adjustment, etc, etc.

    Manufacturers of grinders using these burr-sets that have stood the test of time and thus earned the respect of the espresso brewing community, have paid attention to all the important aspects of the design of said grinders and are considered the equal of any high quality grinder for domestic use. As with everything, one has to do the research before parting with ones hard-earned and something which seems, at first, to deliver on the potential of its promised performance may not live up to this "promise" on an ongoing basis. I guess thats where budget constraints enter the picture and one will normally get what you pay for. Good engineering, design and manufacturing all cost money and there is really no way around that.

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    Indeed, thats true. The only way of getting a good grinder with a low budget would have to be buying a used, er, pre-loved one.

    :)

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    I think people really need to look at their own needs, budget and long term directions when purchasing any equipment.

    They also should be a little wary of forum responses for a number of reasons:

    * People who own a product typically defend it
    * People who own (or sell) another product may well benefit from discrediting it
    * Many comments on forums are based on hearsay alone, no facts involved at all
    * The volume of a product sold has a great impact on the view a product gets on forums, as forums are typically biased toward complaints/negatives

    Im not trying to have a dig at anyone, just trying to highlight the fact that what one person sees as a bad buy may well be the best buy for someone else.

    On the last point, it would be interesting to know some of the Australian sales figures of grinders, I suspect (but have no knowledge of facts or figures), that the EM0480 would be very high on the list for sales. If this is true then its likely that forums would be a little biased towards complaints about the EM0480. Again I stress I have no knowledge of facts or figures, I could be completely wrong, but I think it is something worth considering.

    My opinion (and that its all it is) of the EM0480, which I own and am, so far, very happy with, is that it makes a very good domestic grinder. I find the steps to be small enough to adjust for my needs (yes, I know I only use a Moka Pot, but if you know what your doing, you still need to dial in the grind). I suspect this would be the case for many domestic users. If they perhaps regularly alternate to another form of coffee (i.e. filter), the steps are something that would be seen as a positive, not a negative.

    If you are looking to be a Barista, or really want to be the best, or perhaps experience the best, then perhaps the EM0480 is not the right choice. But for most this needs to be balanced against a budget...

    The above are just my ramblings. No need to shoot me if you dont agree.

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    Gday mylesau,

    What you say is fair enough and right on target and as always, it comes down to that old mantra of buying the best grinder you can afford, as this is the single most important piece of hardware towards attaining the best brew possible from ones beans. That is what we are all about here at CS, the coffee, and how to get the best out of the bean.

    When ones preferred brewing method is espresso, then this puts a lot more pressure on the quality of grind and by extension, the grinder that produces it. When I first started off with espresso brewing, I bought the best grinder I could afford at the time, an Imat Lux, and despite it being a noisy little beast, it produced an excellent quality grind and I suppose the only thing that caused me frustration over time, was the fact that the grind adjustment steps were a little too wide making it extremely difficult to pour consistently good espressos.

    Ultimately, the frustration levels grew to the point where I decided to upgrade from the Lux to a Rocky and even though some people have commented that even the Rockys steps are too wide, compared to a Lux, the Rockys were minute and I never had problems pouring consistently excellent quality espressos. I have been desirous of a commercial quality grinder with doser for some time so when an opportunity came up to get a used La San Marco in good nick, I bit the bullet and bought it, shortly thereafter selling my much loved Rocky.

    What all the pros say about good quality commercial grinders is true... you really can taste an improvement in the quality of brews produced with such a grinder, it is very noticeable and Im very happy to have made the investment in the LSM. The doser on it is a real beaut too, not a single grain of coffee is left within the doser chamber, every last little speck is swept up by the doser vanes. The LSM will probably be the last grinder Ill ever buy, it really is built like a tank but with great attention to detail and finesse where that is needed. So, the old mantra remains true as far as Im concerned, buy the best grinder you can afford and you will get the best brews possible from your favourite bean.

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    I might just add that when I upgraded from an iberital challenge to a super jolly, There was a difference in taste however I couldnt say that one produces better shots then the other, however they do highlight different flavors, I think the super jolly gives a more mellow tasting coffee.
    I think we have to be careful when upgrading grinders that we dont imagine too much flavor difference to justify to money we have laid out.
    What really justifies the Mazzer (for me anyhow) is the usability. Dialing in the grind is really really easy. With new beans I usually have one sink shot and then I have the grind within acceptable espresso after that. Also there was always stale coffee left in the Challenge. The only way to really clear the chute is with a vacume, purging doesnt get rid of all the grind. The mazzer is really easy to brush the grinds out of the chute. I normally use this coffee in my shots so Im wasting even less. Changing to plunger and back takes 1 second.
    Its a funny thing but since I have got the mazzer the need to upgrade the silvia has been put to rest. (for now anyway) Bad shots have much more to do with my roasting then my brewing.

    so my tip is that the Challenge will make a great espresso, after this the increase in price is associated more with usability and durability. If you only drink milk coffee then you would have to have a very discerning palate to notice a difference. In espresso the difference is also minimal and is a change in flavor profile rather then quality imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 link=1185923313/15#29 date=1186364257
    I think we have to be careful when upgrading grinders that we dont imagine too much flavor difference to justify to money we have laid out.
    Yep,

    Point appreciated MM.... However, it was my son who queried me initially about the coffee made using the LSM grinder, asked me if I was using a new blend or roast (it was still the same roast batch we had been using for the past few days) as he thought the brew had a much more distinctive flavour profile, i.e. individual flavour characteristics seemed to be more delineated and more easily identifiable. I still had Rocky on the bench at this stage so cranked him up and made another brew straight away to compare directly, and in my view he was right. The brews made using the LSM as opposed to the Rocky were more transparent.

    I dont really know why this should be, perhaps the LSM is able to maintain the exact orientation of the burr-plates more accurately than the Rocky, and somehow this translates to a more narrow grading of particle size? The LSM does seem to create a grind that has little or no fines in its make-up, whereas the Rockys output does create a small fraction of fines which possibly leads to over-extraction of this grind fraction resulting in a slightly "muddied" flavour profile. It beats me , but the result in the cup is quite noticeable, and thats where it counts....

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    Mal, the longer Im here the more I learn...particularly about the importance of grinders.

    I wonder if you ground and weighed a small quantity of coffee in both grinders, then skipped making the espresso and placed the grinds directly on your tongue if you would be able to taste the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1185923313/30#31 date=1186378095

    placed the grinds directly on your tongue if you would be able to taste the difference?
    Only if the temperature of Mals tongue was between 94C and 96C ;)

    ;D ;D ;D ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1185923313/30#31 date=1186378095
    I wonder if you ground and weighed a small quantity of coffee in both grinders, then skipped making the espresso and placed the grinds directly on your tongue if you would be able to taste the difference?
    Hmmm,

    Dont know about that one Dennis, but I expect its more of an extraction issue than one of the taste of ground coffee by itself. Its a bit academic anyway, no longer own Rocky.... hes moved on to distant pastures ::).

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaB link=1185923313/30#32 date=1186378597
    Only if the temperature of Mals tongue was between 94C and 96C ;)

    ;D ;D ;D ;D
    I had a laugh ;D ;) ;D....

    I can just imagine the huge problems associated with this "X-Men" attribute.... :P

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    Interesting Mal...its got me a thinking...however I dont have the bench space near the machine for anything much bigger than Rocky...if I move the machine it will end up too close to the wok burner!! I love the combo of Rocky and the Faema Due, and I have never tasted espresso so sweet. Having said that given the jump up from the EM6910 (which I always thought was very good - and now realise it was just very good for its price point; ie under $1,000) I will be left wondering whether a commercial grinder to go with my commercial machine would lift it that little bit more...bloody web site :)

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    Where are you located ozscott?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozscott link=1185923313/30#34 date=1186396410
    I will be left wondering whether a commercial grinder to go with my commercial machine would lift it that little bit more...bloody web site :)
    Gday Oz,

    When I decided that I wanted to go for a doser grinder, it never really entered my head that opting for a commercial quality grinder was going to affect the quality of the brew in any way. I was only really after a decent doser since I also believed that Rocky was doing a pretty good job. The improvement in brew quality was both unexpected and educational at the same time :-? :),

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    In Brisbane TG

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    Quote Originally Posted by ozscott link=1185923313/30#34 date=1186396410
    bloody web site :)
    Gone!... Hook line and sinker! :-)



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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    ozscott,

    Ignorance is bliss.... but not half as much fun!

    Apparently a conical commercial also produces a noticeably sweeter espresso than even a flat burr commercial because the grain size is even more consistent....

    Ive read that you can get similar tasting espresso by discarding the first few ml from the pour made by a flat burr commercial....

    Its all about the grinder.... and thats all about lots of $$$$$$$$!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaB link=1185923313/30#39 date=1186441677
    Apparently a conical commercial also produces a noticeably sweeter espresso than even a flat burr commercial because the grain size is even more consistent....
    Perhaps a lower priced domestic conical burr grinder could produce a sweeter espresso than some higher priced flat burr grinders? *The EM0480 is a conical burr grinder after all, and provided you get a good one...

    Just trying to bring this thread back on topic ::) ;)

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    Hehe, if we took all of the apparentlys and hearsays and exaggerations and speculations out of this site, I suspect there wouldnt be much left... a "ristretto" forum perhaps?

    I dont buy a lot of what is said about grinders (or espresso machines for that matter), and, having bought too many gorgeous Italian hard-goods in my time, take the "you get what you pay for" argument with a grain of salt too.

    Its damned difficult to get a handle on whats really important - eg, the site sponsor who posted here recently about running blind tests between grinders at opposite ends of the price scale (no, I dont mean the $60 specials!), and being unable to tell the difference.

    One of the things I admire about sites like home-barista etc, is the lengths to which a certain kind of American (OK, sorry about the generalisation) will go to come up with objective answers to questions like this. I for one would love to see a side by side, properly set up comparison of a range of grinders. I have a feeling there would be quite a few pet theories put to rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesau link=1185923313/30#40 date=1186443625
    Perhaps a lower priced domestic conical burr grinder could produce a sweeter espresso than some higher priced flat burr grinders? The EM0480 is a conical burr grinder after all, and provided you get a good one...
    Youre right on the money there mylesau,

    Thats why the Iberital Challenge is so often recommended as a great espresso grinder, mainly the doser-less unit as the doser versions doser is very flimsy. If I had known about the Challenge before I bought the Rocky, that is probably the direction I would have gone but deciding that I wanted a decent doser grinder meant that I had to shift my sights to a semi or fully commercial grinder in order to get the quality doser.

    When I had the Lux, I really racked the old brain trying to come up with a method to overcome the coarse adjustment steps without permanently altering its structure but with my limited workshop facilities there was little that I could do, hence, the reason I upgraded to the Rocky at that time. If all you are going to do is make espresso brews, then you would have to have a pretty good argument for bypassing the Challenge, its a great specialist espresso grinder.....

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozscott link=1185923313/30#37 date=1186438370
    In Brisbane TG

    Cheers
    Hmmmm......a bit far to drop by with the Macap.

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    Hi

    I sent off my redemption form for the free grinder from the new EM6910 on Monday 6th Aug. I know the offer says 4-6wks, but was interested to know if anyone had received their grinder yet?

    Having to make do with getting my beans ground and it is really limiting my experimentation.

    Thanks
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    Yeah I would say 6 weeks minimum :-[

    Someone else on this thread said that you could also just buy the grinder and Sunbeam would reimburse you, but I dont know how true that its. Boy I hope it is not, cause that is what I would have done.

    However having said that I am thinking of upgrading to an iberital or rocky anyway and selling the sunbeam. Just sounds like it has way too many problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laryngoscope link=1185923313/45#45 date=1187142454
    Yeah I would say 6 weeks minimum *:-[

    Someone else on this thread said that you could also just buy the grinder and Sunbeam would reimburse you, but I dont know how true that its. Boy I hope it is not, cause that is what I would have done.

    However having said that I am thinking of upgrading to an iberital or rocky anyway and selling the sunbeam. Just sounds like it has way too many problems.
    How long til they give away a 6900 free with each EM4800? ;)

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    Id say theres non left Chris... for sale anyway...

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    Re: Sunbeam Promo Free EM0480

    Unfortunately, there are. I rang around a few days ago to try to get a price on the EM6910 and Retravision at Indooroopilly in Brisbane are still selling them. I told them that I was surprised since I thought that given their problems and the availability of the E6910 retailers were no longer selling them. The sales guy didnt seem to know what i was talking about.

    Anyway, I bought mine at Myers for $640 - not as good a deal as I could have got obviously but Im happy enough. Im completely new to all of this and this forum has been fantastic. I actually produced my first foam today - cause for much celebration. I cant get the pressure up on that darned gauge though *:) Im waiting on my grinder and I got Merlos to grind me some beans suitable for a commercial grade machine like it said in the instruction booklet but it looks like its not fine enough although Im sure my tamping skills (or lack of them) etc are making a contribution also. It tasted fine but again Im a complete novice.


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    Charley,

    I have found it pointless to get someone else to grind for you. Absolute waste of time (& money). You will just have to wait patiently for your grinder like everyone else :-/ That is if you can resist - I. probably. cant.



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