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    Cheap electric grinders???

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    Hey everyone

    Im a new member and new to coffee completely!

    Im a young professional sharing a house with some friends. As time goes by people will move in and out...including myself. This leads me to my question. I am after a coffee set up that will produce ok coffee, is portable, and doesnt take a lot of kitchen space. I decided to buy a Bialetti Brikka 2 cup and have been using pre-ground from a local deli. These are ok for a few short days but soon loose a lot of flavour. I am looking to buy a small grinder that will do the job, are there any recommendations? The ones I have seen are the Bodum C-Mill Electric Coffee Blade Grinder, Breville BCG300 and Breville CG12. Am I wasting my money on one of these grinders? Should I stick with pre-ground?

    I have a feeling Im going to be talked into a decent burr grinder ;)

    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Cheers
    Ryan

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    Re: Cheap electric grinders???

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan link=1206858786/0#0 date=1206858786
    Hey everyone

    Im a new member and new to coffee completely!

    Im a young professional sharing a house with some friends. As time goes by people will move in and out...including myself. This leads me to my question. I am after a coffee set up that will produce ok coffee, is portable, and doesnt take a lot of kitchen space. I decided to buy a Bialetti Brikka 2 cup and have been using pre-ground from a local deli. These are ok for a few short days but soon loose a lot of flavour. I am looking to buy a small grinder that will do the job, are there any recommendations? The ones I have seen are the Bodum C-Mill Electric Coffee Blade Grinder, Breville BCG300 and Breville CG12. Am I wasting my money on one of these grinders? Should I stick with pre-ground?

    I have a feeling Im going to be talked into a decent burr grinder *;)

    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Cheers
    Ryan
    Hi Ryan and welcome...

    Im afraid that the news is pretty much Ascaso i-mini or Iberital challenge and then daylight (if you plan to use it for espresso some day)....If you have a look in the hardware for sale thread, you may well find yourself a bargain ;)

    Chris

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    Re: Cheap electric grinders???

    Or..... Have a look through this thread to get an idea of whats required,

    Mal.

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    Re: Cheap electric grinders???

    Thanks Chris and Mal, after a fair bit of reading I think I will be much better holding off for a while and saving for a better quality grinder. I like the idea of buying something I wont need to upgrade for a fair while so was thinking about Compak K3 Touch or perhaps Macap MC4 if I can justify the expense. I was thinking doserless would be better considering volume, have heard that you can grind "through the doser" but without trying this I think I like the idea of doserless.

    Does anyone know of any better options?

    Feel like Ive gone from one end of the market to the other :)

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    Re: Cheap electric grinders???

    How about just an Sunbeam EM0480? Try and pick up one of these for real cheap. I think they are sub $199 usually. Maybe pick up one of these to get you by (and have better than pre ground), sell it when youre ready for a better one.

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    Re: Cheap electric grinders???

    Thanks Yeeza, would there be a noticeable difference in the quality of the shot when using stove tops between entry level and mid-market grinders? Ive read other recommendations on this site to buy the best grinder you can afford, would this be limited to use with proper espresso machines?

    Thanks
    R



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