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    Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

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    Hi all,

    The camping season is almost upon us northern-aussies and Im gearing up my camping kit :) *I have a moka-pot and antique Spong grinder.

    However the grinder needs to be clamped onto a table, and is subject to getting damaged (which I dont want to do to an antique!) so I was browsing around and came across the Sunbeam EM0360.

    Apparently its a conical burr (the blades in the promo pic are extras) and it can fit into your pf for grinding directly to the basket.

    Oh wait, its not battery operated! *Damn! *It looks like it has no power cord, but thats just the effect of the pictures :(

    Oh well, anyone tried it anyway? What do you think?

    thanks!

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Buy a hand grinder. Hario Skeleton or a second hand Zassenhaus Kneemuhl (bigger hoppers) would be best for Moka pots or the Kyocara or smaller Hario for Moka and Espresso backup. Forget about the electric ones I reckon :)


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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Skeleton or Skerton?

    Any good places to get a Kyocara or (something for Moka and Espresso makers) in Australia?

    thanks :)

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    The Hario Skeleton can be purchased from St Ali in South Melbourne, and the smaller hoppered one from Pullman Espresso. The Kyocera from Di Bartoli and I think one or two other sponsors may have them too.

    With the Zassenhaus the Bay of Evil is the only source these days and second hand only in Oz. Also Sorrentina do have some clean second hand ones too.

    If you do a search here there is a thread on the Kyocera in particular, mine does a great job on Espresso but my Zass does the courser grinds at home and camping.

    good luck

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    The MSS1 is good if portability is one of your main criteria, its the main reason we went for that one. 17cm high and 7cm in diameter.



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    Re: Hand Grinder

    Thanks for the responses, it looks like the Kyocera and HARIO-MSS1B are similarly priced, although I wasnt quite expecting that much :)

    If I did spend that much, I would want to be able to use it for "everything", which (for me at least) is moka-pot and espresso, possibly french-press as well. *I understand the hand grinders can have movement problems when grinding larger-than-finest - any comments on these two?

    Im not concerned too much about grinder size - Im not trying to fit it in my pocket. *Id rather a good grind than a small grinder *:P

    I know that some of you guys are sponsors and actually sell the products, so Im not trying to start a bidding war or anything - Im happy to listen to your advice on your own products!

    Oh, and thanks a lot coffeesnobs - I used to like coffee from just about anywhere... I had a GJ cappuccino today and it was pretty bad!

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    I own 5 box (timber) type hand grinders

    They all do a pretty good job
    If you want a well built hand grinder I may be tempted to part with one

    KK

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Looking at the Sunbeam 0360 reminds me of those submersible hand mixers that make great blended drinks. Apparently they have figured out a way to use it for this as well as grind/chop beans. Specs say it has a 600 watt motor. That would make for some really high speed chewing of the beans. Might have a high/low switch, but I seriously doubt itll be any different than what it does for drinks with ice (pulverize), etc. I say pass on the thing and get a nice hand mill. Later!

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Id be interested - any chance of a few pics of the ones youre interested in selling?

    Realistically I dont want to go finer than espresso (krups basket, cheapo machine); nor coarser than moka/press.

    thanks :)

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    http://www.sunbeam.com.au/Pages/Brow...=8079&pid=1648

    I am a newbie but love good coffee, was considering buying the latest aldi espresso maker, but after read forum here , have taken good advice and going to buy good grinder, the cheap aldi grinder is only a spinning blade type, *I want to get a burr grinder and think the sunbeam EM0360 would suit me well, i like the idea of having the extra mix master attachment too.

    would like to hear what experience people have with the EM0360

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by 705F44534659415344360 link=1269581334/9#9 date=1276836095
    http://www.sunbeam.com.au/Pages/Browse/ProductDetail.aspx?pcid=8079&pid=1648...

    I am a newbie but love good coffee, was considering buying the latest aldi espresso maker, but after read forum here , have taken good advice and going to buy good grinder, the cheap aldi grinder is only a spinning blade type,I want to get a burr grinder and think the sunbeam EM0360 would suit me well, i like the idea of having the extra mix master attachment too.

    would like to hear what experience people have with the EM0360
    The Sunbeam EM0450/0480 is the bare minimum for real espresso. Anything less/cheaper is not up to the task, irrespective of blenders and other fabulous attachments. I was once presented with a knife set that could cut through a shoe... marvelous for shoes but not so good for general kitchen work.

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    I looking for feedback from user who have used the EM0360, i dont understand *why this would not be as good as it is also a burr grinder, i would only be using it just for weekends, have a jura X7 at work so just wanting to have same quality of coffee at night or weekends.

    this must be better than a blade grinder.

    thanks for reply I just researching and have lot to learn , think i buy aldi espresso maker as they have 2 month return policy , so can practice and learn using it. if i like i will keep, else return and get something better.

    all i know is there is much to learn about coffee. :D







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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Welcome "Firepower".... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    As with most things, not all burr-grinders are created equal. And this becomes an even more important issue when youre talking about espresso. Because of the fine grind required, coupled with tight control over particle size, suitable grinders need to include certain minimum physical criteria in order to be able to deliver on the promise. The EMO360 wouldnt likely qualify in several key areas.

    Have a read through this thread http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1194680556 and then take a look through the reviews of several grinders linked to from there. Will give you an idea of what is required..... ;)

    Mal.

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by 79564D5A4F50485A4D3F0 link=1269581334/11#11 date=1276839572
    think i buy aldi espresso maker as they have 2 month return policy
    I havent heard of that before. *:-?
    And as for trying to return, even under warranty, if even one small piece of paper is missing from the box, they will try to deny your claim.
    Everything has to be returned "as new".

    As Mal said, the quality of the burr grinder also makes a difference.
    I see the RRP of the EM0360 is about $120.
    For a little bit more you can get the EM0450.

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    had no trouble taking back the aldi , bought a gaggia carezza and a Verona Express grinder (Cunill Space) off ebay.

    thanks for all the advice , this newbie is now a coffee snob too :)

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1277371183

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    Re: Sunbeam EM0360 anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C43584F5A455D4F582A0 link=1269581334/14#14 date=1277555704
    this newbie is now a coffee snob too :)
    Coffee Snobdom isnt about the hardware Fp, its always about the quality of the coffee in your cup. Your new hardware though, will make the journey towards nirvana a little easier... ;)

    Have fun :D
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    Well, I got an EM0360 last March, for $25 delivered. The idea was to use it in my office to replace my Kyocera hand grinder for filter coffee duties. The Kyocera's handle had worn out, was slipping on the mechanism, making grinding impossible.

    The Sunbeam worked for nine months but now it's motor has given up Unfortunately, where I bought it, they don't stock it any more.

    Am back to a Hario handgrinder now, but am thinking about alternatives. Any suggestions?

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