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Thread: Mahlkonig K30 Vario Air purchased for a steal!

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    Mahlkonig K30 Vario Air purchased for a steal!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey so I just got a 4 yr old K30 Air as an upgrade from my Super Jolly. Came across it on ebay for under $1k and thought "yep that'll do".

    The owner says it's only been used for home use, and he just put new burrs in a couple months ago.
    He told me it's only had home use after I had already paid, so I'm pretty happy to believe him.

    I just wonder if anyone on the forum has some advice on how I could check it out for signs on age, or needs of repairs I should say, quickly when I receive it, before I put it to use in my little cafe.

    I've never had one before, or been in the same room as one... so I am going in blind.

    I assume I will open it and feel the burrs with my fingers to see if they feel sharp. Anything else I should do? I just don't wanna start using it and have it break down all of a sudden half way through a day.

    Thanks guys.

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    Jeepers! He must have been making lots of coffee at home to need new burrs after just 4 years of domestic use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    Jeepers! He must have been making lots of coffee at home to need new burrs after just 4 years of domestic use.
    Second owner maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Second owner maybe?
    Maybe. It says 4 years old, but that might not be right I guess.

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    Or maybe he changed the burrs just because he was over the top concerned about perfection, and when it didnít make any noticeable different... upgraditis set in... I had a laugh

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    Does the Mahlkonig not have a plate with manufacture date? The Compaks do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolie21 View Post
    Does the Mahlkonig not have a plate with manufacture date? The Compaks do...
    Iíll let you know as soon as I get my hands on it.
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