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    Sunbeam EMO480

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    Hi there, and Happy New Year to all.

    I had asked this question bundled in with another post but thought Id re-ask on the correct board. Hopefully its a easy one.


    Is the sunbeam a good enough grinder to go with machines in the 2k range? Like Isomac Milleniuem etc. Or will it not grind fine enough?


    Many thanks...

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    I have one of these with a Lelit and its an ok match. I personally wouldnt spend $2k on a machine, and $180 on a grinder, no way.

    It will grind fine enough, but the coffee you will get out of it will be severely limited in quality by the consistency and big steps in grinds. If youre spending that much on a machine, spend the extra on a better grinder.

    A K3 touch (about $600) was mentioned in reply to the other post that you made. Any of the Compac/Mazzer/Macap machines would be a better match than the EM0480.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480


    Yeah, thought so. It was only cause Id just bought the damn thing but then my Sunbeam machine died so Im going to be upgrading sooner than expected.

    Guess I need to budget for a new grinder then.


    Cheers...

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    I bought the Sunbeam grinder to use with the machine at work (EM6910).
    I tried it with my Expobar out of curiosity; as stated, its OK.
    It will do you until you can find a better grinder, which will give you better coffee and last longer.
    Keep the 0480 for going away; its small and light.
    I have a hand grinder now for that purpose and sold the grinder to friend starting out on good coffee.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    I bought my EM0480 with the Gaggia classic a few years ago. *They work really well together. *Then a friend let me use their ECM Giotto for about a year and it was really hard to get a good coffee consistently with the Sunbeam grinder. *Not sure how the Giotto and the Isomac compare, but this has been my experience with a domestic grinder with a expensive (imo) machine.

    Wish I had upgraded my grinder but am happy with the little Gaggia and EM0480 combo for now. One day Ill upgrade both.

    HTH

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    Had the Sunbeam before upgrading to the Mazer mini.

    The grind wanders a fair bit on the sunbeam. Not so notice able on the 6900. Stood out a country mile on the Giotto

    A Rancilio Rocky is a better match than the Sunbeam. The Mazer is awesome tho :)

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    I took the top burr off my Sunbeam EMO 480 and gave the burrs a clean,
    now when I put it back together the grind comes out all very coarse,
    I read the manual but am missing something.
    Anyone out there have any experience?
    Thanks
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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    Quote Originally Posted by 725F4A4A5B617251485B4C3E0 link=1293923790/6#6 date=1294287343
    I took the top burr off my Sunbeam EMO 480 and gave the burrs a clean,
    now when I put it back together the grind comes out all very coarse,
    I read the manual but am missing something.
    Anyone out there have any experience?
    Thanks
    Latte Lover
    Sounds like the top burr hasnt been locked-in properly and is just sitting on top of the bottom burr. *Same thing happened to me only the other day with my friends 0480. *

    There are a couple of protrusions that fit into matching slots on the carrier. After fitting into the slots, turn to lock in place.


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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    I had exactly the same issue, too course and no not much variation. It was Xmas present from my wife. I was very disappointed with it. I tried to take it back to the shop but we had lost the receipt. I came home and decided to try it out one more time. Well I discovered I did not have the top burr seated properly. When the collar is locked in place you should not be able to lift the top burr basket out. It should be locked in place. The way to do this is to make sure it is seated in the collar before the collar is locked in place. Note that it should sit in the collar so the the top of the basket is flush with the housing. I noticed when I looked more closely at the instructions that there is an errata in the front explaining this, although still does not explain it very well.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480 PARTS

    Hi guys, long time trawler, first time poster.

    I have a second hand EM0480 which thus far I have been very happy with - in combination with a second hand Breville 800ES. A great budget combo imho.

    Except, I have found that the PADDLE which clears the beans from below the burrs is BROKEN. I think it must have been partly broken when I bought it.

    So my question is where do I get SPARE PARTS for the EM0480?

    Sunbeam have not responded at all to my inquiries, and Big Warehouse has some parts for the grinder but not the paddle.

    Thanks in advance. I am in Brisbane.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    Quote Originally Posted by 4750484A230 link=1293923790/9#9 date=1295057974
    So my question is where do I get SPARE PARTS for the EM0480?
    Sparkies is the agent but away on leave at the moment...

    PS> The Paddle is NOT a spare part. It is unavailable !!!! Many have tried B4 and to date no one has ever seen the part for sale or available.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    Thanks for the heads up AM. If so many people are looking for the part, it would make sense to make it available... but you know what they say about common sense.

    Strangely Big Warehouse list the part as available, (with a picture and all) but not in stock. Upon inquiring though they said it was not available.

    Sparkies must have been on leave for a long time.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    I broke all three paddles on my em0480 and after posting here and searching around for one, I had no luck.

    I superglued the original plastic paddles back on, and they stayed. I used this grinder every day for about six months and they are still glued to this day. All three, never broke again.

    I thought I would have to replace the grinder, but may as well give glue a try and it worked.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    I just received a new paddle from bigwarehouse. I ordered it back in November. Maybe I was just lucky.

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    Re: Sunbeam EMO480

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D6A7270190 link=1293923790/11#11 date=1295068579
    If so many people are looking for the part, it would make sense to make it available
    It seems Bigwarehouse and Sunbeam have listened.



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