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    Getting a new grinder

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    We have been using the Sunbeam grinder for the last 18 months and have had the problem of needing to turn it finer and finer the longer weve had it... so we decided recently to upgrade. I thought Id mention what I found helpful in terms of looking for a new grinder, in case others are in the same boat:

    At first I was mesmerised by Ebay, with all the excitement of thinking youre going to get a complete bargain-of-a-lifetime until someone jacks up the price by a hundred bucks at the last minute. But I came to realise that there are other problems with getting a new grinder in this way: 1) Postage costs 2) Sure it says "made in italy" - but how good is it really? 3) You cant test it out...

    So in the end I gave up on the internet and searched the yellow pages for places that sold catering/cafe equipment - particularly places that service and sell coffee stuff secondhand. I found one place nearby that services and sells commercial grinders new and secondhand, so I went along to check it out: Turns out they put new burrs in all their secondhand grinders and you can have a play with them there with freshly roasted coffee beans - This leads to a lot more confidence than ebay. So I ended up going home with a Mazzer Super Jolly Automatic Grinder with new burrs and a new hopper, for $350 - cheaper than ebay, and with more certainty about what I was buying.

    Matt

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    Re: Getting a new grinder

    sounds awesome. Pics??? nothing quite like the heavy duty feel you get from these grinders. it makes the likes of Sunbeam feel like a toy.

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    I too like the solid feel of my Macap.

    Congrats.

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    Re: Getting a new grinder

    Yeah it definitely does feel more dependable - as you can see, it does kinda dwarf the sunbeam!


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    That mazzer looks too good beside the sunbeam.
    The sunbeam looks like a piece of plastic compared to it!

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    Re: Getting a new grinder

    $350 with new burrs? Bargain!

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    Re: Getting a new grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes link=1182003857/0#5 date=1182058693
    $350 with new burrs? Bargain!
    Agreed!!!
    All you need now is the hopper of a mini mazzer to give it that more at home look :)

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    Gee thats a great price...

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    To me, a Mazzer may be the ultimate home grinder (seeing that its robust enough for commercial purposes) but by golly, its HUGE!

    Anyway, it wont fit under my low hanging cupboards anyway, and even if it had the hopper of the Mini, its still a very "in your face" grinder for the kitchen that I have.

    Jolly great bargain though! :) :)



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    Whats wrong with "In your face"? :-) :P ;) ;D

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    Re: Getting a new grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by tempestv8 link=1182003857/0#8 date=1182212641
    To me, a Mazzer may be the ultimate home grinder (seeing that its robust enough for commercial purposes) but by golly, its HUGE!

    Anyway, it wont fit under my low hanging cupboards anyway, and even if it had the hopper of the Mini, its still a very "in your face" grinder for the kitchen that I have.

    Jolly great bargain though! :) :)

    I dont even use the hopper. I love the size of it. It just screams, "Im more important then the machine" 8-)



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