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    EM0480 $80 at BigW

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    Wasn't sure where to put this or what the policy is on posting this type of thing........but BigW have heavily reduced the EM0480. I am in no way affiliated with BigW, just passing on the deal I found.

    Sunbeam Conical Burr Coffee Grinder - EM0480 | BIG W

    No idea what stock levels are like.
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    Good value grinder at that price.

    The grinder gets mixed reviews on CoffeeSnobs but it's a long way in front of a blade grinder and better than buying pre-ground.

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    Holy crap!! That's a really good deal. Wish that had been around when I settled for a hand grinder. Ah well, my biceps will thank me I suppose :-p

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    This may be my saving grace.

    when I embarked on this "get off pods and get a decent bloody setup" crusade, the mrs put a hard limit of 500 buck on me. I got a silvia for 350 and then had to get some another basket (only came with a single), a blind basket and a tamper (I got a cheap one for 20 bucks that doesn't fit quite right but will do the job) and as a result, I'm down to about 60 left on the budget, FOR A GRINDER! Man, I'm in trouble. Been searching evrywhere and I think I'll have to settle on this sunbeam jobby.

    my thought is this:

    its better than nothing, not the best but it at least gives me the opportunity to grind fresh. It should suffice for my needs. I'm not too fancy but I do want to grind fresh.

    at 80 bucks I think I can't go wrong unless someone else has a different idea?

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    Arghhh too late! All gone and removed. Bugger. Back to mission impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alsd View Post
    Arghhh too late! All gone and removed. Bugger. Back to mission impossible.
    Try Ebay!

    Apologies if linking to a live auction is not ok. Mods please remove if need be.


    -- edit Andy --
    You guessed correct, we don't have many rules but one of them is not to link to an ebay auction
    (else we will have 1000's of ebay sellers pimping their sales here)
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/coffee-har...icy-rules.html

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    Sorry mods. Yep, it's still on there so have a look. And of course you can get shims on eBay too if you need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alsd View Post
    This may be my saving grace.

    when I embarked on this "get off pods and get a decent bloody setup" crusade, the mrs put a hard limit of 500 buck on me. I got a silvia for 350 and then had to get some another basket (only came with a single), a blind basket and a tamper (I got a cheap one for 20 bucks that doesn't fit quite right but will do the job) and as a result, I'm down to about 60 left on the budget, FOR A GRINDER! Man, I'm in trouble. Been searching evrywhere and I think I'll have to settle on this sunbeam jobby.

    my thought is this:

    its better than nothing, not the best but it at least gives me the opportunity to grind fresh. It should suffice for my needs. I'm not too fancy but I do want to grind fresh.

    at 80 bucks I think I can't go wrong unless someone else has a different idea?
    If you don't manage to get the sunbeam grinder, why don't you think about getting a hand grinder. A good one should be in your price range (I think), and it'll do you till you can convince the minister for finance to let you buy a good electric grinder. It could then become your travel option paired with an aeropress. Take a look in beanbay or at other site sponsors Web sites.

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    G'day Dave,

    managed to come across an older Rancilio grinder on gumtree, picking it up tomorrow. Ended up spending 120 but I can be a BIT sneaky I had a laugh.

    looks to be an older MD series and I think it's going to be either the 50 or bigger. I'm a bit scared about its size actually but hey, I'm on a budget so If the ministry has objections well they need to look into the mirror to identify the source of the problem! I had a laugh

    Anyway, on the subject of the MD I realise that Itll be either big and ugly or small and ugly but up to the job. If there is anything wrong with it, parts are replaceable (to a degree of course). I'm hoping that it'll be right to go from the outset and won't require any or much fiddling to get going. There are 500g of supreme beans waiting to be ground and injected.... I mean drunk.......
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    I'd stay away from this model…. I just bought the Sunbeam EM0480 from Myers in Perth for just about $200…Actually 2 weeks ago to be precise during our holidays. Just got home today and couldn't wait to try a nice coffee…The result was disappointing… There is NO DIFFERENCE at all the settings from fine to coarse… the coffee just comes out CORASE…regardless where you place the dial…. Can anyone here put me in the right direction as a GOOD brand of Coffee grinder ( Burr type) please? I like the idea to buy something solid and reliable…someone has mentioned the Rancilio Rock…Any thoughts? And where would I get one from? I live in a remote area in WA…Thanks


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    Hi Sathler,
    i have a second hand one and experienced the similar thing when i put the top burr in wrong.
    the plastic section of the top burr should be sitting below the housing. when it occured for me it sat above the housing. if you need pics let me know.
    Cheers
    Col

    edit: ive got nothing but love for these little machines. on the second hand market they're inexpensive and robust. its no mazzer (I've got a super jolly for as a companion) but its great for those who are on a budget and want to be able to adjust their grind for filter and espressos.

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    Yes you have to turn the top burr until it kind of pops down into place, then you turn the collar around to the setting you want. You might need another shim as well Sathler. If you bought the grinder new then you can get shims direct from Sunbeam Australia FOC with your proof of purchase.

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    For those who missed out, you can try your luck at a JB Hi-fi. Show them the site on your phone and have them price match it.

    A mate scored one that way. The first JB's checked on BigW's stock levels and didn't grant the price match. The second JB's he tried went ahead without checking.



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