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Thread: Rancilio Rocky Grinder - 2nd Hand

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    Rancilio Rocky Grinder - 2nd Hand

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I am after a grinder to go with my BES920.

    After much reading, the rocky seems to be a pretty good bang for buck grinder (other than the Breville Smart Grinder Pro). I saw a 2nd hand one for $160, the person said its about 8 years old, but in perfect condition and recently serviced with brand new grinding burrs.

    Any advice on if this is a worthy purchase?

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    Absolute bargain for $160 with new burrs. The rocky was my second grinder, upgraded to a mazzer super jolly and regretted selling my rocky after a few days. Can do a search on how to make it stepless also, takes it to the next level.

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    This or a new Breville Smart Grinder Pro for the same price? Would there be much life left with an 8 yr old machine?

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    A Rocky will outlast most owners given a modicum of care and maintenance...
    Unlike appliance grade coffee equipment, specialist grade equipment can last a lifetime of use.

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    If the blades are new and the machine presents well then there is not too much that can go wrong with grinders. Here's the link for a very quick read about maintenance.
    https://www.leafbeanmachine.com.au/i...ial-equipment/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf_Bean_Machine View Post
    If the blades are new and the machine presents well then there is not too much that can go wrong with grinders. Here's the link for a very quick read about maintenance.
    https://www.leafbeanmachine.com.au/i...ial-equipment/
    The blades are 4 months old and has only been used for a few coffees a day each weekend since the service. I will be averaging 1-2 coffees a day, any idea how long a new set of burrs will last before needing replacement on the rocky?

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    I'd use a working range of between 250-300Kg throughput for the burr-set.
    Simple maths will indicate how long this will be in your useage situation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    I'd use a working range of between 250-300Kg throughput for the burr-set.
    Simple maths will indicate how long this will be in your useage situation...

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    A very long time! probably would have upgraded well before then. =)
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    If this puts it in perspective I'm usually 1 sometimes 2 a day and still on the original burrs on my rocky which i've owned for close to 10 years now, it's never missed a beat once
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    Quote Originally Posted by phrostyboi View Post
    If this puts it in perspective I'm usually 1 sometimes 2 a day and still on the original burrs on my rocky which i've owned for close to 10 years now, it's never missed a beat once
    Thanks for all the replies everyone, very good first grinder for sure and was quite happy with the quality of the grinds for the week I had it. The upgraditis bit after a week and I sold it in favour of a Niche Zero, the single dosing that I do was the biggest reason for the upgrade (and the look). Sure the wallet feel lighter, but couldn't be happier with the Niche Zero for low coffee numbers at home and the quality of each brew due to the almost zero grind retention.



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