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Date: 25 Jan 2007 17:33:33
From: Mud Pup
Subject: Doser ?
My wife uttered the magic words the other day. "At one click, it
comes out too fast; at the next, it's too slow." At this point,
I could explain the benefits of a better, stepless grinder. (We
have a Solis Maestro Plus.) So I'm shopping for a new grinder.

I like the Mazzer Mini but I'm wondering if the doser is
appropriate at home. We only make a couple drinks at a time.
So I'm thinking that we either have to grind exactly enough and
empty the doser every session (at which point the doser is kind
of getting in the way) or deal with stale grounds.

I hear nothing but good things about the Mini so maybe it's
not that big a deal to empty it ? If not, is there another in
the same class that you'd recommend ? I'm aware of the Macap
M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
moving make it a non-starter.

Thanks!




 
Date: 26 Jan 2007 10:54:51
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Doser ?
The Mazzer Mini E is a beautiful, elegant machine; a grace to your
countertop.

It doesn't grind a damned bit better than a Rocky, but gosh is it sexy!

I love mine.



 
Date: 26 Jan 2007 16:11:16
From: Mud Pup
Subject: Re: Doser ?
Given this review:

http://www.home-barista.com/feature-spotlight-grinders.html

it actually looks like the Macap may be a little better.
So thanks all for clarifying that the Macap is no different
from the Mazzer in adjusting and helping me not overlook a
perfectly good grinder.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2007 22:44:43
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Doser ?
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:33:33 GMT, Mud Pup <noone@nowhere.com > wrote:

>I'm aware of the Macap
>M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
>moving make it a non-starter.

1st Line's warning is non-sense CYA for yabos that would try to adjust
from coarse to turkish.

I adjust mine two full rotations with no problems at all.

--
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Date: 26 Jan 2007 08:49:36
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Doser ?
right on, Ian.

are you using a usenet server now too, to filter the noise?

regards

d


"I- >Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:33:33 GMT, Mud Pup <noone@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>>I'm aware of the Macap
>>M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
>>moving make it a non-starter.
>
> 1st Line's warning is non-sense CYA for yabos that would try to adjust
> from coarse to turkish.
>
> I adjust mine two full rotations with no problems at all.
>
> --
> Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
>




   
Date: 26 Jan 2007 17:03:43
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Doser ?
On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 08:49:36 -0500, "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com >
wrote:

>right on, Ian.
>
>are you using a usenet server now too, to filter the noise?
>
>regards
>
>d

My ISP only allows newsgroup access from its wire, so when out and
about, I use TeraNews. Best $3.95 I ever spent, next to getting my PID
stuff from you ;-)

Greetings from Jakarta!

>
>
>"I->Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
>news:6n8jr2t0sku0a45mgdg85cd4p3s4debjlu@4ax.com...
>> On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:33:33 GMT, Mud Pup <noone@nowhere.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I'm aware of the Macap
>>>M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
>>>moving make it a non-starter.
>>
>> 1st Line's warning is non-sense CYA for yabos that would try to adjust
>> from coarse to turkish.
>>
>> I adjust mine two full rotations with no problems at all.
>>
>> --
>> Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
>>
>

--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com



 
Date: 25 Jan 2007 10:34:30
From: Karl
Subject: Re: Doser ?
Many of us like a doser for home use. In a commercial setting, the
doser helps measure the dose. At home, it can be valuable for another
purpose - fighting grounds clumping, a bad thing which causes
channeling. I always weigh the dose before grinding in my Mazzer (and
recommend that you try doing so - consistency is critical to good
espresso), and don't need the doser on my Mazzer to measure the dose.
However, the doser does churn the ground coffee up, which greatly
reduces clumping. I also have a doserless Rocky, which is an excellent
grinder, but the grounds tend to clump more than on the doser equipped
Mazzer, and I get more channeling with the Rocky. I believe others have
reported similar clumping on the doserless Mazzer.

The doser blades do leave a small residue of grounds in the Mazzer. If
you are concerned about completely emptying the doser, there is a well
known, and easy, mod you can do to the doser blades to ensure that they
completely sweep out the doser.

Karl

On Jan 25, 12:33 pm, Mud Pup <n...@nowhere.com > wrote:
> My wife uttered the magic words the other day. "At one click, it
> comes out too fast; at the next, it's too slow." At this point,
> I could explain the benefits of a better, stepless grinder. (We
> have a Solis Maestro Plus.) So I'm shopping for a new grinder.
>
> I like the Mazzer Mini but I'm wondering if the doser is
> appropriate at home. We only make a couple drinks at a time.
> So I'm thinking that we either have to grind exactly enough and
> empty the doser every session (at which point the doser is kind
> of getting in the way) or deal with stale grounds.
>
> I hear nothing but good things about the Mini so maybe it's
> not that big a deal to empty it ? If not, is there another in
> the same class that you'd recommend ? I'm aware of the Macap
> M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
> moving make it a non-starter.
>
> Thanks!



 
Date: 25 Jan 2007 17:48:56
From: Steven C
Subject: Re: Doser ?
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:33:33 +0000, Mud Pup wrote:

> My wife uttered the magic words the other day. "At one click, it
> comes out too fast; at the next, it's too slow." At this point,
> I could explain the benefits of a better, stepless grinder. (We
> have a Solis Maestro Plus.) So I'm shopping for a new grinder.
>
> I like the Mazzer Mini but I'm wondering if the doser is
> appropriate at home. We only make a couple drinks at a time.
> So I'm thinking that we either have to grind exactly enough and
> empty the doser every session (at which point the doser is kind
> of getting in the way) or deal with stale grounds.
>
> I hear nothing but good things about the Mini so maybe it's
> not that big a deal to empty it ? If not, is there another in
> the same class that you'd recommend ? I'm aware of the Macap
> M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
> moving make it a non-starter.
>
> Thanks!

The doser vs doserless debate is never ending, you either love dosers or
you don't and vice versa.
The Mazzer Mini-E is doserless, but is slightly more expensive. Might be
worth considering though.


  
Date: 25 Jan 2007 13:07:56
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Doser ?
wow, WAY more about $200 more.

dave
"Steven C" <nospam@thanks.uk > wrote in message
news:45b8ed88$0$5830$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
> On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:33:33 +0000, Mud Pup wrote:
>
>> My wife uttered the magic words the other day. "At one click, it
>> comes out too fast; at the next, it's too slow." At this point,
>> I could explain the benefits of a better, stepless grinder. (We
>> have a Solis Maestro Plus.) So I'm shopping for a new grinder.
>>
>> I like the Mazzer Mini but I'm wondering if the doser is
>> appropriate at home. We only make a couple drinks at a time.
>> So I'm thinking that we either have to grind exactly enough and
>> empty the doser every session (at which point the doser is kind
>> of getting in the way) or deal with stale grounds.
>>
>> I hear nothing but good things about the Mini so maybe it's
>> not that big a deal to empty it ? If not, is there another in
>> the same class that you'd recommend ? I'm aware of the Macap
>> M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
>> moving make it a non-starter.
>>
>> Thanks!
>
> The doser vs doserless debate is never ending, you either love dosers or
> you don't and vice versa.
> The Mazzer Mini-E is doserless, but is slightly more expensive. Might be
> worth considering though.




 
Date: 25 Jan 2007 12:47:48
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Doser ?

"Mud Pup" <noone@nowhere.com > wrote in message
news:NR5uh.14421$pQ3.13447@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> My wife uttered the magic words the other day. "At one click, it
> comes out too fast; at the next, it's too slow." At this point,
> I could explain the benefits of a better, stepless grinder. (We
> have a Solis Maestro Plus.) So I'm shopping for a new grinder.
>
> I like the Mazzer Mini but I'm wondering if the doser is
> appropriate at home. We only make a couple drinks at a time.
> So I'm thinking that we either have to grind exactly enough and
> empty the doser every session (at which point the doser is kind
> of getting in the way) or deal with stale grounds.

IMHO doserless is a fad. (even tho' I sell them in the rocky.
just run the grinder until you have enuf for that session.
>
> I hear nothing but good things about the Mini so maybe it's
> not that big a deal to empty it ?

just pull the lever a few times if you wish to dump any remnants into the
WELL designed catch tray. I won one and 'love' it.

If not, is there another in
> the same class that you'd recommend ? I'm aware of the Macap
> M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
> moving make it a non-starter.

they make the same warning for both.

Generally, No grinder should be adjusted when it is off, period.
>
> Thanks!

dave
877 286 2833




  
Date: 25 Jan 2007 12:50:44
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Doser ?
I meant to say I OWN a mini, --I did not 'win' it.

"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
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>
> "Mud Pup" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:NR5uh.14421$pQ3.13447@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> My wife uttered the magic words the other day. "At one click, it
>> comes out too fast; at the next, it's too slow." At this point,
>> I could explain the benefits of a better, stepless grinder. (We
>> have a Solis Maestro Plus.) So I'm shopping for a new grinder.
>>
>> I like the Mazzer Mini but I'm wondering if the doser is
>> appropriate at home. We only make a couple drinks at a time.
>> So I'm thinking that we either have to grind exactly enough and
>> empty the doser every session (at which point the doser is kind
>> of getting in the way) or deal with stale grounds.
>
> IMHO doserless is a fad. (even tho' I sell them in the rocky.
> just run the grinder until you have enuf for that session.
>>
>> I hear nothing but good things about the Mini so maybe it's
>> not that big a deal to empty it ?
>
> just pull the lever a few times if you wish to dump any remnants into the
> WELL designed catch tray. I won one and 'love' it.
>
> If not, is there another in
>> the same class that you'd recommend ? I'm aware of the Macap
>> M4 but 1st Line's warning against adjusting it while it's not
>> moving make it a non-starter.
>
> they make the same warning for both.
>
> Generally, No grinder should be adjusted when it is off, period.
>>
>> Thanks!
>
> dave
> 877 286 2833
>