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    New grinder recommendations (compak E10 maybe)

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    So, a few months back my isomac zaffiro started to die, the thermal fuse went and I didn't find a successful replacement but I did find out the machine runs fine without it and we'll the chance of pressurised explosion is only a distinct possibility.

    After intense research I've settled on a profitec 700, I like its features, it's look and from playing with it it feels like my machine.

    However I need a new grinder and I've kinda settled on a compak E10, however I'm looking at other options as well and am open to suggestions. The reason I like the compak grinders are the look, the build finish and I like the infinite scroll for the height adjustment, also it just looks sexy.

    While my isomac was having a hysterical fit over its self I got a mate a birthday present that included a compac grinder (much cheaper then the one I'm looking at) and after playing with it at his place I do like it.

    I've looked at mazer which are okay but really kinda old looking. Yes looks are important to me, but I want a great grinder that will serve me as well as my last one which was a rocky dosserless with a million and ten mods to it (it's frankenstine underneath her clothes)

    I'm pretty much strictly espresso as well, occasionally I grind for making iced coffee but 99.95% of the time I'm espresso drinking.

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    What about the Macap M7D as a possibility?
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    Or, an Elektra Nino...

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    Reckon that's a good call on the Profitec

    The Fiorenzato F71 GT might be worth considering, if you can find it locally. Not sure whether any of the forum sponsors carry this brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveD View Post
    What about the Macap M7D as a possibility?
    I originally looked at those and considered it until in person and I couldn't get over that weird stepped come look in polished stainless I think it was. Was a nice grinder and fast though.

    It's definitely on the list as a contender if I can not look at that stepped sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Or, an Elektra Nino...

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    I've heard good things about the Nino, I definitely like the adjustable portafilter and the top bracket which the compak F10 has as well.

    I do like the grind adjustment on the Nino it's definitely got a more retro old school feel to it without sticking out like a sore thumb. That tamper though :/

    I'd like to use one see how I feel about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Reckon that's a good call on the Profitec

    The Fiorenzato F71 GT might be worth considering, if you can find it locally. Not sure whether any of the forum sponsors carry this brand?
    Never even heard of the brand before but I'll investigate. My only hesitation with importing something like that is the wait for parts should I need them and new burrs and the warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    The Quamar Q13 E conical is worth considering if you want a conical. The Profitec Pro T64 and ECM S-Automatic 64 are top class planar grinders. So much choice
    I'd like conical burrs but I'm not set in stone. But I've gone for conical for speed mostly. I've tried coffee from high end machines with flat and conical grinders and I couldn't tell much of a difference except for how fast they both grind with the conical coming in first by not very much but enough for me to notice. (The flat grinder was HUGE)

    The profitec grinder got and similar ones in its class got rejected due to speed. Quickish yeah but slow compared to what I want and once I started getting to play with big grinders I kinda fell for the big buggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilTanker View Post
    Never even heard of the brand before but I'll investigate. ?.......
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    New - Electronic conical coffee grinder doser - mod. F71 EK XGR
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    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
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    New - Electronic conical coffee grinder doser - mod. F71 EK XGR
    It has my attention. I really like the idea of a scale built into the grinder. I can't find an Australian distributor for prices though.
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    Coffee Machine Technologies import Fiorenzato

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookfreak58 View Post
    Coffee Machine Technologies import Fiorenzato
    Interesting! Now to find one to play with haha

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    New grinder recommendations (compak E10 maybe)

    Anyone here have a ceado E37s, they caught my attention apparently the burrs are on rubber mounts that makes the grinder much quieter which is an appealing feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Oh wow that's one hell of a review. I wish I could find that kind of detailed review for every grinder. Surprised about the retention amounts and disturbed as well, while its going to happen that's a lot of coffee wasted.

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    that's a lot of coffee wasted
    It's all relative to be honest...

    Depends on how many coffees you make in a session - The more you make, that 5g is spread over the number of espressos you pull. Also, there's no need to purge 5g each and every time throughout the day either. The tiny bit of coffee exposed to the atmosphere at the end of the chute channel is really nothing to be concerned about for coffees you make throughout the day; you wouldn't be able to pick it from one shot to the next. Has been discussed here over many, many years ad nauseam, by a lot of very experienced CSers and industry professionals...

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    Very true and something I try to keep in mind while researching grinders. It also seems that at this price point the differences between makes and models is tiny and comes down more to either flat or conical burrs and digital/none digital.

    For the type of coffee I'm drinking on the machine I'll have and suppose I'll pick the machine that I'm most drawn too and give it a go.

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    We have an E10 as well as an F10 Master series on our bench if you're in Melbourne and want to play.

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    Unfortunately in Sydney mate but thank you for the offer.



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