Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    46

    Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi,.

    Im looking at getting a brand new commercial grinder... I was wondering what your guys recommendations are... I am wondering if you have noticed any that dont seem to make too much noise? My current grinder is so loud that it can get annoying as it is quite close to the counter and sometimes makes it hard to hear for staff.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    441

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    It might be helpful if you tell us what your current grinder is? Then someone may be able to suggest a quieter one.

  3. #3
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,935
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?


    The Robur is quiet and fast so it runs less often.


  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    46

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    I dont know the name of the current one...

    I just checked out the robur.. but unfortunately I cant afford that one :(

  5. #5
    .
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,312

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    Good morning Trizo.

    Loudness is usually associated with grinding plates becoming worn ie, it increases as the plates age & wear.

    Is most common in the smaller cafe grinders, the ones with 65mm plates.

    You replace the plates, and the level of noise decreases markedly, then increases again with wear over time.

    The idea is to upgrade to a grinder with larger plates (burrs), something along the lines of 75mm or more. These grinders deliver far more quickly, so for a given throughput they are on for less time and are therefore less noisy. Grinders with conical burrs have a similar effect as Andy stated above.

    You can also buy grinders that are purpose built to grind more quietly than a regular cafe grinder.

    The one that springs immediately to mind is the Cunil No Bel or "Silent". The motor assembly is mounted on "isolastics" and it really is a lot quieter. Nothing wrong with the grind quality of this unit but if you are going to investigate this one you would need to ascertain whether the doser assembly is up to the same standard as those of the Italian grinders.

    In addition to this advice, do not discount the importance of asking the advice of your coffee supplier.

    Hope this helps.

    Regardz,
    Attilio
    very first CS site sponsor.

  6. #6
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B6F786E75425E727B7B78781D0 link=1259503723/4#4 date=1259537381
    Good morning Trizo.

    Loudness is usually associated with grinding plates becoming worn ie, it increases as the plates age & wear.

    Is most common in the smaller cafe grinders, the ones with 65mm plates.

    You replace the plates, and the level of noise decreases markedly, then increases again with wear over time.

    The idea is to upgrade to a grinder with larger plates (burrs), something along the lines of 75mm or more. These grinders deliver far more quickly, so for a given throughput they are on for less time and are therefore less noisy. Grinders with conical burrs have a similar effect as Andy stated above.

    You can also buy grinders that are purpose built to grind more quietly than a regular cafe grinder.

    The one that springs immediately to mind is the Cunil No Bel or "Silent". The motor assembly is mounted on "isolastics" and it really is a lot quieter. *Nothing wrong with the grind quality of this unit but if you are going to investigate this one you would need to ascertain whether the doser assembly is up to the same standard as *those of the Italian grinders.

    In addition to this advice, do not discount the importance of asking the advice of your coffee supplier.

    Hope this helps.

    Regardz,
    Attilio
    very first CS site sponsor.
    Compak also produce the K6 and K8 in "Silencio" configuration. These are also a whole heap quieter than the standard issue ;)

  7. #7
    A_M
    A_M is offline
    Guest
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,381

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    I just added a sound proofing to my Coffee machine and it made the world of difference...


    Used the same product as Greg W did and placed it on those panels that were most likely to vibrate and set up standing waves...

    While I was att it I had a go at my ROCKY... Some improvement.... However most of the noise is the grinding of the beans..

    Thus

    Quote Originally Posted by 46726573685F436F66666565000 link=1259503723/4#4 date=1259537381
    The idea is to upgrade to a grinder with larger plates (burrs), something along the lines of 75mm or more. These grinders deliver far more quickly, so for a given throughput they are on for less time and are therefore less noisy. Grinders with conical burrs have a similar effect as Andy stated above.

    You can also buy grinders that are purpose built to grind more quietly than a regular cafe grinder.

    The one that springs immediately to mind is the Cunil No Bel or "Silent". The motor assembly is mounted on "isolastics" and it really is a lot quieter. *Nothing wrong with the grind quality of this unit but if you are going to investigate this one you would need to ascertain whether the doser assembly is up to the same standard as *those of the Italian grinders.


  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    46

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    thank you very much Attilio et al, i really appreciate your help :)

    Kind regards,

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    73

    Re: Quieter Grinder? Does it exist?

    We have had a Mazzer Kony as our second grinder and it is very quite when compared to the Major. Quality wise, it is awesome - beyond expectations. I love the sound of the conical burrs, much better sounding than the flat burr.



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 13th December 2011, 10:41 AM
  2. Tutorial on How to roast... Does it exist?
    By WobblyWilly in forum Home Roasting - Tips, Tricks, Ideas
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 8th July 2011, 09:49 PM
  3. Quieter pump for Silvia?
    By Shimmy in forum Brewing Equipment - Midrange ($500-$1500)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25th October 2008, 02:08 PM
  4. making Iberital Challenge quieter??
    By st33p in forum Grinders
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 8th June 2007, 03:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •