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    Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

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    Hey,

    Yes im still alive:) Just havnt posted for awhile. Though now I have a question.
    Those two grinders seem to be very similiar and so is the price point. Which one would be a better choice?

    Mini E
    Pros- Not as complex as M4D, easier to replace/find burrs in future(very rare), longer service history (seems reliable)
    Cons- Grinds seperate with finer particles closer to body and corser outwards(without moving PF), timer not consistent

    M4D
    Pros- Worm drive adjustment, consistent timer, not sure if grinds seperate as they exit chute...
    Cons- New grinder(not sure how reliable they are), more electronics to fail, maybe harder to replace/find burrs(yet again rare),

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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    For mine, no contest...

    You can accurately and rapidly adjust a M4D for a timed dose and get perfect repeatability. You will struggle to do that with a Mini-e..Most just use them in pulse mode and for that, Id save $500 and get a Compak K3T.

    I would spend a gorilla on a Macap, but Id take a mini-manual over a mini-e, even if they were the same price...



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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    Isnt the M4D around twice as fast to grind a shot as well?

    Mark

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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    Are both grinders neat? As in no static and it keeps mess to a contained area?
    If using doser the wastage would be more then mm e would it not?

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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Kid link=1219909903/0#3 date=1219917129
    Are both grinders neat? As in no static and it keeps mess to a contained area?
    If using doser the wastage would be more then mm e would it not?
    My M4D is Neat as neat can be
    Easy to use and program

    KK


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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    Is sourcing for burrs in the future for M4D as easy as it is for mm e? Or even spare parts

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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    Cosmorex are importers
    They have parts available
    For home use I dont think that I will need a new set of blades for my M4D for several years

    KK

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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    There is no problem getting grinding plates for the M4.

    Plus at the rate of say about 400 kilos per set before you expect a good quality set of commercial plates to go blunt, at a useage of say 500 grams of coffee per week at home...that wont happen for around 800 weeks or 15.4 years!

    Enjoy.

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    Attilio.

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    Re: Mini Mazzer E vs. Macap M4D

    I sold my Mazzer for an MD4 - I am very happy with my decision
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    Dr Dave



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