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Date: 23 Oct 2006 12:02:50
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Compare Rocky with MDF
I have a fairly new Gaggia MDF which I purchased with my Gaggia Coffee. Now
that I have a Silvia, are there features on the Rocky that would justify
replacing the MDF? Other than matching appearances?






 
Date: 25 Oct 2006 12:20:01
From: ohana
Subject: Re: Compare Rocky with MDF
Harry Moos wrote:
> I have a fairly new Gaggia MDF which I purchased with my Gaggia Coffee. Now
> that I have a Silvia, are there features on the Rocky that would justify
> replacing the MDF? Other than matching appearances?

Probably not enough of a difference to make it worthwhile. Modifying the
MDF to make it continuously adjustable would probably be far more cost
effective. MDF's aren't the quietest or fastest grinding beasts out
there, but they sure hold up well. Mine is around 15 years old and still
going strong.


 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 19:27:30
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Compare Rocky with MDF
Ken Wilson writes:
> [...] the rocky had, IIRC, twice as many detents. There then
> followed a series of discussions on how to make the MDF detentless.

Right, people want more detents, or none. My last MDF experiment was
inconclusive. I thought the motor was turning in the wrong direction,
but am trying to rebuild another one to convince myself that I was
wrong. Based on past experience, detent removal is probably just a
matter of removing the pins/springs and reassembling with PTFE tape.


Felix



 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 16:45:12
From: Ken Wilson
Subject: Re: Compare Rocky with MDF
"Harry Moos" >I have a fairly new Gaggia MDF which I purchased with my
Gaggia Coffee. Now
> that I have a Silvia, are there features on the Rocky that would justify
> replacing the MDF? Other than matching appearances?

We did a head to head a few years ago. identical looking burrs but the
rocky had , IIRC, twice as many detents. There then followed a series of
discussions on how to make the MDF detentless.




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Date: 23 Oct 2006 15:38:37
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Compare Rocky with MDF
no.

dave
135



 
Date: 23 Oct 2006 15:06:48
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Compare Rocky with MDF
I think they use the same burr set. The Rocky has a stronger motor. So the
answer is "No" -- not enough of a difference.

If you were to upgrade, it ought to be a step above the Rocky.

C

"Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net > wrote in message
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>I have a fairly new Gaggia MDF which I purchased with my Gaggia Coffee.
>Now that I have a Silvia, are there features on the Rocky that would
>justify replacing the MDF? Other than matching appearances?
>




 
Date: 23 Oct 2006 14:21:34
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: Compare Rocky with MDF
Harry Moos wrote:
> I have a fairly new Gaggia MDF which I purchased with my Gaggia Coffee. Now
> that I have a Silvia, are there features on the Rocky that would justify
> replacing the MDF? Other than matching appearances?
>
>

The real upgrade would be a grinder that allows continuously variable
adjustment. There's a lot of room for fine tuning between the click
stops on the Rocky.

R "Mazer Mini and haven't looked back" TF