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    please recommend me a grinder?

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    Hi all,

    Im badly strapped for cash but want to brew avg coffee on my own with up tp $100 to blow on a grinder. excuse my ignorance on this topic. im a total newb and would like some sorta advice on the bur grinder i should buy and that fits my budget.

    the plunger im planning to use is a cheap one - Bodum plunger *but i welcome recommendations for other brands

    i never had roasted coffee or i dont know whether the place i drink coffee roasts theirs but for now im not keen on roasting it but hey what do i know I had a laugh

    ok ppl, sorry to sound a total retard but open for any suggestions and tips. Thanks heaps in advance.

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Hi silverpearl.

    I suppose if you are only going to use it for plunger grinding, the Breville one would do the job. The RRP is $70.

    Another possibilty might be the Sunbeam EM0430 - RRP $80.

    I would suggest youll do just as well, if not better, by trying your local appliance retailer and seeing if you can get a better deal in box with warranty (rather than the auction site).

    Plus, youll have it right away.

    Of course, when upgraditis hits (and funds allow), neither will really cope too well with doing quality espresso grinding.

    For the moment though, and for plunger only, I would say either would be a decent unit.

    Brett.

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    thanks for the very quick reply. any suggestions about plungers? do u recommend any popular brands? also do u know where i can get the bodum and sunbeam as a pakage?

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Ive not really ever looked at brands that much.
    As long as the glass seems sturdy, it should be fine. I would prefer glass over plastic (not even sure if plastic is an option).

    I wonder, does it have to conform to an Australian standard? Theres no mark on my single.

    I have some bodum plungers. 4, 6 and 8 cup. Never had any issues.

    I also have a single cup promotional plunger that came with some pre-ground stuff many years ago. It is still going strong too.

    Ive found as long as you dont choke them with too much coffee, Dont force the plunge before it is ready and clean the parts well, they last a long time.

    Ive only ever seen one glass break and I think that was due to the operator, not really the product.

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    ok ebay is considered evilbay I had a laugh ;D alrite i will go in to the shops today and cehck it out

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Actually, the Breville crushes the beans and even for Plunger its useless... IMHO of course....

    Youre best bet is the Sunbeam EM0450, although retails for $159, they can be had for $130 ... else, head to that auction place and you get can a Delonghi KG100 - which is ok for plunger grinding

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    did a quick search on this forum for Delonghi KG100 and saw good words. would like to know where to get this from and its RRP?

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Well, the RRP for the delonghi is $169. Too much at that price for what it is.
    Its also marketed as a range of other names. The Solis, the *$ barista grinder and others Im sure.

    You would be better off with one of the Sunbeams in my opinion.
    Put your best haggling face on (Bert - this bloke wont haggle!) and see the best cash deal you can get the EM0480 or *EM0430 for.

    As marc said above, if you could get an EM0480 for $130, that would be a pretty good effort with the added bonus that it could also cope with some entry level coffee machines as well.

    Edit - sorry, Im getting my Sunbeam model numbers confused.
    The ones I can find on the Sunbeam web site:
    EM0450 - RRP $159.00
    http://www.sunbeam.com.au/products/product_details.cfm?rec_id=659&sec_id=33&home_id=2
    EM0480 - RRP $199.00
    http://www.sunbeam.com.au/products/product_details.cfm?rec_id=587&sec_id=33

    and haggling somewhere like the good guys with cash should bring the prices down.

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    You can get the Delonghi for under $100 on that Auction site...

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    thanks for all the replies guys. much appreciated. sorry Mark, which auction site you are referring to? ebay? i couldnt find the delonghi model but i will keep an eye out for it.

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    yep, thats the correct auction site... I see them listed all the time... so a simple search "coffee grinder" There is always one .... I cant check now as my workplace blocks ebay

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    I couldnt see any of the Delonghis on there today. Well, there is 1 but it is a lower model.

    Someone has a bunch of craptacular plastic machines with a grinder inbuilt. Seems to be a container load of them on there today.

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Those Euro things?? What a joke they are...

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Thems the ones.
    I can imagine lots of punters shelling out the readies for these thinking they are getting a good machine.

    Hopefully there wont be too many disappointed people.

    I suppose there will some people wholl be happy with it.

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    They seem to move an awful lot....

    Look I can buy a great espresso machine at a bargain price.... ::) ::)

    Get it home..... doesnt produce great coffee (must be me :() so to the back of the cupboard it goes..

    And another disillusioned potential CoffeeSnob disappears.

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    thanks again guys. will make a trip to goodguys this weekend and see what i can find. yea quite amazing how much ppl r willing to pay for those euro products!! the name itself should give a hint :p

    Also any tips on haggling hehe im not really good in it.

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by silverpearl link=1180401600/15#15 date=1180444988
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    Also any tips on haggling hehe im not really good in it.
    Haggling is easy and fun. Here are some ideas for you:
    Go to the store when they are busy and just before closing time - then start wasting time
    Take someone who has no interest in what you want to buy and doesnt love you
    Go and have a coffee while they deal with the salesperson
    Get your friend to offer them the invoice value + 5%
    Know what the lowest price of the item costs elsewhere and offer 15% less and be prepared to sette for 10%
    Tell the salesperson you really had your heart set on a different colour - a colour that isnt available
    Be prepared to walk out if they dont accept your offer (you can always come back)
    Ask 2mcm for his advice - hes probably heard all this before

    ;)

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    I hate haggling.

    I was selling a bike once and had $1700 on it, I was going to sell for $1350 if I had an offer though.
    A guy came round, had a look and said "I dont like to haggle, here is your money". Then he gave me $1700 cash.

    That felt good.

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    I hate haggling myself.....but I am married to a Chinese woman and they know how to haggle!!
    Ive seen her haggle for 20 minutes hanging out for the equivalent of 5 CENTS.....I had to hide around the corner and had a great laugh untill she arrived back.....then it was my turn...it was my fault that the owner wouldnt come down the last 5 cents........and most of the haggling was that the foreigner could afford it!!

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    i dont like to haggle when i know the price is right. if i can get the EM0480 for 120 then ill consider it. i understand every business need to make profit but dont support the ones that try to maintain a rip off P/M

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    I bought a em0480 for 179 and used it for about 2 weeks till I got the rocky, ya want it? still have the reciept so youll still get warrantybe a shame for it to go to waste or be taken into my garage cause it will not come back out the same way it went in :D

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Id make an offer before Sullo rips the poor grinder to bits. ;-)

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcstolk link=1180401600/15#21 date=1180527165
    Id make an offer before Sullo rips the poor grinder to bits. ;-)

    Yep, if he gets it into the shed - it will NEVER be the same again ;D ;D

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    got hold of a mig welder temporarily and a turbo heater thingy is on its way so em0480 surgury was put on hold, I was going to mod it to remove steps and make it smoother or "stepless" havent got around to it yet so if you want it in its original condition, used yes but loved let me know otherwise its off to dexters laboratory!

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    Dont you dare mod my mig welder boy! >:(

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    Re: please recommend me a grinder?

    ya mean ya dont want me to tin taylor it and give it more power arr arr arrr arrr
    no i never mod a tool, cause without the tools I cant mod!
    like my popper you had, your mig is in safe hands :D

    honest,

    cant say anything about the things that are in the garage thou muahaha ;)



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