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    Ascaso i-mini

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    looking around the place for possible one day replacements of my EM450 grinder (I appear to have a good one, 15-18 for a double) and this has popped up, both for price and size.

    I havent found much info out there and noticed some sponsors sell them, so are there any being put to service in snob land? if so what are your thoughts, especially in grind quality (derr :P ) and noise wise (3yo gets upset when the EM drowns out the wiggles)


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    Re: Ascaso i-mini

    Fantastic grinder at the price point, as long as youre not wanting it for multi-use (spinning the worm adjustment for weeks).

    Personally Id step up again to a ECA KS or Compak K3 Touch, youll get less fines and less clumping, and a much more even grind - but it is a great grinder for the money. Ive certainly had a play with one a few times at Di Bartoli, and would buy it for myself over the Rocky or Challenge.

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    Re: Ascaso i-mini

    Gday Sunbeamer,

    Seek and ye shall find ::)..... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1163235531/15#20

    Mal.

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    Re: Ascaso i-mini

    Thanks Mal, sorry I didnt know the same grinder had multiple names


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    Re: Ascaso i-mini

    Maybe theres a small typo..... Perhaps the 3 should be a dash - :-?

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    Re: Ascaso i-mini

    In a nutshell, I found the grind quality to be quite good - at least on par with the mazzers, et al, if not slightly better. Fit and finish is also quite nice, although I suspect that the plastic button that you press the PF against will chip in short order. Compared with the next level up, the grinder is certainly slower and louder. This is not a grinder to buy to last a lifetime, but if you dont have unrealistic expectations it should serve you admirably.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal link=1199189154/0#4 date=1199258708
    Maybe theres a small typo..... Perhaps the 3 should be a dash - :-?

    Mal.
    No, I have certainly seen it called the i3, and some of the internal ascaso documents call it an i3.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Ascaso i-mini

    Quote Originally Posted by luca link=1199189154/0#5 date=1199269592
    No, I have certainly seen it called the i3, and some of the internal ascaso documents call it an i3.
    Thanks Luca :),

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    Re: Ascaso i-mini

    We have bought both versions of the Ascaso Home Grinders in as an accessory and adjunct to our DIamond Italia - and found them of exceptional quality and value for money in what they do.

    Go to this link for details:

    http://www.myitalia.com.au/accessories.html


    Click on the "Retailers" red button to check out our distributors - who should have stock or can easily access it - as we still have one or two left.



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