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    Grinder for Gaggia Classic

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    Hello all,

    Anyone with a Gaggia Classic have preference for a particular grinder?

    Thanks!

    Giovanni

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    I have a love-hate relationship with the Baratza Preciso. If you're happy to replace small parts in the event you're unlucky and they fail, you won't be disappointed with the grind/ergos.

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    Thanks the the reply. You mention replacing small parts in order (I assume) to achieve a finer grin. I know next to nothing about the mechanics involved with grinders but do they generally lend themselves to modification? I'm about to by an Isomac Professionale and would like to know what i'm getting myself into before i take the plunge.
    Thanking you.

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    G'day Giovanni...

    Actually, I'd recommend the stalwart Rancilio Rocky Doserless grinder before most others. They are often listed for sale here as fellow CSers upgrade to something bigger/different and do a great job. Highly resalable too when you get the itch to upgrade in the future...

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiovanniG View Post
    Thanks the the reply. You mention replacing small parts in order (I assume) to achieve a finer grin. I know next to nothing about the mechanics involved with grinders but do they generally lend themselves to modification? I'm about to by an Isomac Professionale and would like to know what i'm getting myself into before i take the plunge.
    Thanking you.
    Nah, I mean that in my experience, small cheap plastic parts break occasionally.

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    I bought the same grinder for the same machine and it's been great. Had it around 6 months.

    Incidentally, I get my new upgrade (BES920) machine tomorrow, and I'm going to stick with the same grinder

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    I now have both the Breville Smart Grinder and Isomac Professionale... not sure which one is supposed to be better. Time to experiment!

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    I just got the Compak K3 Push and I am quite happy with it...although I have only made 3 coffees using it so far. For $418, its hard to go past. Recommended by Jetblackespresso as best in the $500 ish range

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    I have a Cimbali Junior that i bought on ebay for $150,I love it. I also have a gaggia MDF which is ok and a baraza preciso which has given me a lot of trouble. Try to find a good used grinder for under $200 (mazzer super jolly) or a cunil tranquilo

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    Another budget option is the Lelit PL 053. Can be had for under $300, infinitely adjustable worm gear makes it ideal for espresso- no plastic in the shoot but it does retain a bit of grinds and spits to the left significantly... I've been using mine for a few months now and for a quality versus budget standpoint I've been very happy with it.

    remi



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