I got myself another commercial grinder. This is a Gaggia MG+ ??? from the description on the label. Does anyone know the exact model? It needs new burrs but the motor sounds fine and besdies a bit of cleaning seem to be in good condition. If anyone can help wiht the model, it would be great as I would like to order some new burrs for it.
Label info for anyone who can help with this grinder model
Id be contacting Pedro at Coffee Parts.
Id say that its most likely an older version of an MD64/85 Grinder, like this one.....
And Id also back up TGs advice, if Pedro doesnt know, no-one does,
Thanks, Ill email Pedro at Coffee Parts. The burrs are 84-85 mm in diameter
Got some new burrs yesterday from the local Gaggia Distributor. They are 85mm and are from the current generation of Gaggia MD85 grinders. Not much has changed except for the aesthetics. The new model is squarer while the MG looks like a MDF on steroids. Will install the burrs when I get the chance and report on results.
What a behemoth! I bet itll finish grinding before you even start.
The infinite adjustment is a nice touch. Let us know how its going.
Popped the new burrs in today.
What a huge difference new burrs make with the Gaggia MG. Cleaned it out, reassembled and adjusted the settings. At the lowest setting till about 4 it was choking my machines. At 5 it was puoring beautifully, thick chocolatey pours....unbelievable. Still some adjustment to do as it is still choking a bit. Really chuffed about the micro metric adjustment :)
The doser is great, sweeps really clean, not much static at all and no clumping. I got a new sweeping rotor for it as the original was cracked, the new one comes with two metal rods on the ends of the vanes so they must be an improved version (for MD 85). Burrs are identical to MD 85 which is great and I think they will last me forever as I only drink 2 -3 cups a day at the most.
The service guy was really helpful and showed me how to check for worn burrs...basically it is the outer edge that does the fine grinding and they are the areas that wear down faster than the inside burrs which are the crunching bits for the beans.
The only problem is that grinds collect in the chute becauses there are not enough beans used but I just stick the end of a fork in the chute, wriggle it around and the grinds drop into the doser.....easier tha with the La CImbali MD6. Have to get new burrs for the La Cimbali now that the difference is so large.
Grinding is super fast, very quiet. Very happy with the results. An oldie but a goodie! Anyone have any idea how old this grinder is?
Thanks to CS for the top information about all things coffee...I wouldnt have known about all this stuff at all and would have bought any old espresso machine etc and wouldnt have known better..but my wallet would still be a lot heavier I had a laugh