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    which grinder and where to buy ?

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    Hi all

    i am new to this forum . 2 questions .. i used to own a blade grinder , need to upgrade as i gave that away

    i mainly have my coffee either through a plunger or drip

    should i get a hand grinder ? if so which ? or a automatic one ?
    my budget is only max 200 AUD ( preferably around 120 )

    and also where should i go to get one ? - in sydney

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    Hand grinder or not is up to you.

    For that budget Id suggest either a Kyocera (hand grinder) or the Sunbeam EM0450 (electric).

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    thanks !

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    For that usage, a Delonghi KG100/Solis Maestro should do fine (~$110 at almost any appliance/department store)

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    From experience it takes 90-120 seconds to grind enough on my Zazzenhaus for a double shot. I believe Kyocera & Hario grinders would be in that same ballpark.

    I love the Zazz but to be honest it only gets used when I go away or am feeling sentimental. Nothing like the convenience of electricity.

    +1 for the suggestion of the EM0450. For your requirements you could probably also get a Breville BCG450, but I dont see why anyone would when the Sunbeam gives you a iner grind at a cheaper price. You will have the option of using the Sunbeam for espresso if you ever decide to go down that path.

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    Hi Guys,

    I bought a Sunbeam EM0450 from the Sunbeam factory shop near HighPoint (Melb) some time ago for $105 after fitting a shim I have been satisfied with its performance.
    A couple of months back, the Fitzroy (Melb) Breville factory shop had the Breville BCG450 for $79.
    I have not had a chance to check the BCG450 out as yet but have heard that they can be simply modified to grind very fine for espresso and beyond.
    Both have factory shops in Sydney.

    Good Luck

    Lindsay

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    i ended up with the sunbeam 0450 as it was 20 dollars cheaper than the delonghi

    whereabouts in sydney is a good place to get coffee equipment . i only know good places for beans and coffee but not quite the equipment .

    thanks alot !

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E383F2B3B2221394D0 link=1273555037/6#6 date=1273644682
    sunbeam 0450 as it was 20 dollars cheaper than the delonghi
    And it is the better grinder of the two if you get to an Espresso machine at some time :)

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    Re: which grinder and where to buy ?

    The Kyocera is one of the best hand grinders Ive used before. You have great adjustability and relability on the grinder and Im happy to stock them based on my experiences with them. Their great for the occasional brew or outdoors scenario but if however you are looking at consuming a larger volume of coffees per day I would recommend looking at the sunbeam or if the budget can be pushed a K3 Touch would be worth the wait/expense. Ultimately you do get what you pay for for grinders >$200.



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