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Date: 20 Nov 2006 11:45:34
From:
Subject: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Hi all,

I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?

Thanks,
Erika





 
Date: 08 Jan 2007 14:38:56
From: Martin
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Update to this thread:

FYI, the link in Jack's post to the 'obscure' website (unfortunately)
appears to be a scam site. They never send the items advertised and
don't respond to emails, etc. I directed a friend of mine there on the
basis of this thread's link alone, without doing the due diligence on
the company first. The site uses Yahoo Shopping so one might think
that offers some protection--uh, no. So, for the a.c. archives: Do not
buy from istshoppe.com (seems his prior sites were
celebrityappliance and celebritycookware)

DD: http://tinyurl.com/wyzdk (oops!)

Thanks,

tin


Jack Denver wrote:
> I'll second the Bodum - I got one for my in-laws a few years ago and it's
> decent enough for brewed coffee. Probably the cheapest decent grinder
> around.
>
> This obscure website has it for $49:
>
> http://www.istshoppe.com/5670-01usa.html
>
>
>
> "North Sullivan" <northwrites@bluebottle.com> wrote in message
> news:4kk4m2llf33i77b7faliftuaspjs26lkho@4ax.com...
> > On 20 Nov 2006 11:45:34 -0800, erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
> >
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
> >>Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
> >>coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
> >>usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
> >>so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
> >>to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
> >>options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Erika
> >
> > We use the Bodum Antigua at home for French press or vac pot coffee.
> >
> > North Sullivan



 
Date: 25 Nov 2006 10:13:43
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder

Jack Denver wrote:
> It's a myth that steel on steel would instantly destroy the cutting edges.
> Maybe if you forced them together and held them there. But normally as you
> are dialing the grinder down (hopefully slowly) you hear the beginnings of
> metal on metal rubbing long before any damage is caused and then you make
> note of the zero point and back away, never to return to dangerous territory
> again.

Read this thread on another forum discussion (modifying the Capresso
and damaging the hone's temper). Spurs and an impediment to flow
extraction, moreover, whether there's relevance in shimming down
tolerances if a grind isn't engineered in the first place from
microadjustments given a specialty of grinders intended for espresso.
I'm unable to dial into the Capresso's finest settings. Close if
careful of dosage and tamp, but not without a degree of granularity --
discounting stopped-up slop that bursts out of a released PF at silky
talcum consistency.



 
Date: 25 Nov 2006 05:49:58
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Jack Denver writes:
> Infinity is a conical burr grinder - these do have the
> possibility of causing real damage if you force the burrs
> together. I agree w/ you on flat burrs [...]

I was also agreeing, albeit badly and after spending too much time
looking at burrs at Ken Wilson's web site. I've (obviously) never
examined the Infinity burr set, but assume that the damage would be
limited because the gap between the burrs cannot be constant. And as
you noted earlier, most people readjust their grinder shortly after
they hear its burrs collide.

Digressing randomly, you'd be astonished by the things I've discovered
while inspecting the wiring in my apartment. For example, there's a
stray white wire terminated with a wire nut in my bathroom switch box.
It's ground ...


Felix



 
Date: 24 Nov 2006 20:22:59
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Jack Denver writes:
> It's a myth that steel on steel would instantly destroy
> the cutting edges. Maybe if you forced them together [...]

Maybe ... near the center, the gap between the burrs must be large
enough to allow beans to enter. At the edge, the gap is much smaller.
In other words, flat burrs aren't flat. Usually, when the grinder is
assembled incorrectly, they rub each other only at/near the edge.


Felix



  
Date: 24 Nov 2006 23:49:16
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Infinity is a conical burr grinder - these do have the possibility of
causing real damage if you force the burrs together. I agree w/ you on flat
burrs - they have a flat polished zone near the outer edge so that rubbing
is basically harmless.

"Felix" <felixyen@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1164428579.128032.6980@j44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Jack Denver writes:
>> It's a myth that steel on steel would instantly destroy
>> the cutting edges. Maybe if you forced them together [...]
>
> Maybe ... near the center, the gap between the burrs must be large
> enough to allow beans to enter. At the edge, the gap is much smaller.
> In other words, flat burrs aren't flat. Usually, when the grinder is
> assembled incorrectly, they rub each other only at/near the edge.
>
>
> Felix
>




 
Date: 24 Nov 2006 16:31:48
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder

Felix wrote:
> jim schulman writes:
> > the effort on this one may be more than the grinder's cost:
> > The upper burr mates with the hopper assembly, which rotates
> > downward to set grind fineness.
>
> That design is pretty common. Off the cuff, I'd say that it might be
> possible to lower the downward facing burr by putting spacers on its
> mounting screws (between it and its carrier). On the other hand, many
> people would probably be happier if they raised their grinder budget.

Or go lower than expected in resetting gaps with a spacer, if mismeshed
into the burrs, and at steel-on-steel instantly destroy the cutting
edges. Doesn't seem to be as much a focus with pressurized PFs, and
seems to get fine enough in Turkish territory to plug a good many,
regardless. Aside from an Italian make, there's resulting surface spurs
to contend with from modified burrs -- factors accounting espresso
grinders of Italian persuasion at two to four or more hundred would
adequately address -- whereas in the Capresso phamplet, they've simply
stated fine Turkish territory may adapt to some espresso machines.
Not that fathoming a point for an effective leeway given for lighter
unrestricted tamps in a pressurized PF in the first place when cooking
fine Turkish coffee with Italian contraptions appears any less murky to
others.

If skill could be gained by watching, every dog would become a butcher.
-Turkish proverb.



  
Date: 24 Nov 2006 22:55:44
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
It's a myth that steel on steel would instantly destroy the cutting edges.
Maybe if you forced them together and held them there. But normally as you
are dialing the grinder down (hopefully slowly) you hear the beginnings of
metal on metal rubbing long before any damage is caused and then you make
note of the zero point and back away, never to return to dangerous territory
again.


"Flasherly" <gjerrell@ij.net > wrote in message
news:1164414708.735048.226860@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
> Felix wrote:
>> jim schulman writes:
>> > the effort on this one may be more than the grinder's cost:
>> > The upper burr mates with the hopper assembly, which rotates
>> > downward to set grind fineness.
>>
>> That design is pretty common. Off the cuff, I'd say that it might be
>> possible to lower the downward facing burr by putting spacers on its
>> mounting screws (between it and its carrier). On the other hand, many
>> people would probably be happier if they raised their grinder budget.
>
> Or go lower than expected in resetting gaps with a spacer, if mismeshed
> into the burrs, and at steel-on-steel instantly destroy the cutting
> edges. Doesn't seem to be as much a focus with pressurized PFs, and
> seems to get fine enough in Turkish territory to plug a good many,
> regardless. Aside from an Italian make, there's resulting surface spurs
> to contend with from modified burrs -- factors accounting espresso
> grinders of Italian persuasion at two to four or more hundred would
> adequately address -- whereas in the Capresso phamplet, they've simply
> stated fine Turkish territory may adapt to some espresso machines.
> Not that fathoming a point for an effective leeway given for lighter
> unrestricted tamps in a pressurized PF in the first place when cooking
> fine Turkish coffee with Italian contraptions appears any less murky to
> others.
>
> If skill could be gained by watching, every dog would become a butcher.
> -Turkish proverb.
>




 
Date: 24 Nov 2006 14:27:59
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
jim schulman writes:
> the effort on this one may be more than the grinder's cost:
> The upper burr mates with the hopper assembly, which rotates
> downward to set grind fineness.

That design is pretty common. Off the cuff, I'd say that it might be
possible to lower the downward facing burr by putting spacers on its
mounting screws (between it and its carrier). On the other hand, many
people would probably be happier if they raised their grinder budget.


Felix



 
Date: 22 Nov 2006 15:40:43
From: lacpastor@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Another vote for the Capresso infinity- great consistency. I use mine
for espresso and drip brewed coffee in my Clarity.

K



  
Date: 23 Nov 2006 13:30:48
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On 22 Nov 2006 15:40:43 -0800, "lacpastor@gmail.com"
<lacpastor@gmail.com > wrote:

>Another vote for the Capresso infinity- great consistency. I use mine
>for espresso and drip brewed coffee in my Clarity.
>
>K

I'd vote for the Capresso Infinity over the Solis/Bodum grinders for
coarse grinding. The burr is larger, and mounted on three points, not
two; so the wobble is less. It's also quieter.

However, the finest grind setting varies from grinder to grinder and
isn't tweakable; so espresso use is iffy, works on some grinders, and
doesn't on others.


   
Date: 23 Nov 2006 22:04:58
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
I haven't played with that particular grinder, but in my experience
EVERYTHING is tweakable - it's just a matter of how much effort needs to go
into the tweak.


"jim schulman" <jim_schulman@ameritech.net > wrote in message
news:citbm215cr4aisead8nrtd49umf2vqf316@4ax.com...
> On 22 Nov 2006 15:40:43 -0800, "lacpastor@gmail.com"
> <lacpastor@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Another vote for the Capresso infinity- great consistency. I use mine
>>for espresso and drip brewed coffee in my Clarity.
>>
>>K
>
> I'd vote for the Capresso Infinity over the Solis/Bodum grinders for
> coarse grinding. The burr is larger, and mounted on three points, not
> two; so the wobble is less. It's also quieter.
>
> However, the finest grind setting varies from grinder to grinder and
> isn't tweakable; so espresso use is iffy, works on some grinders, and
> doesn't on others.




    
Date: 24 Nov 2006 09:14:09
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 22:04:58 -0500, "Jack Denver"
<nunuvyer@netscape.net > wrote:

>I haven't played with that particular grinder, but in my experience
>EVERYTHING is tweakable - it's just a matter of how much effort needs to go
>into the tweak

I used to think that; but the effort on this one may be more than the
grinder's cost: The upper burr mates with the hopper assembly, which
rotates downward to set grind fineness. The thread is cut so the
grinders can't mash burrs, whether it's close enough for 58mm
non-restricted baskets seems to be random. Tweaking woiuld mean either
remachining the burr collar so it sits lower, or the hopper so it
turns down deeper. I couldn't figure out a non-machine shop way to do
either.


  
Date: 23 Nov 2006 04:18:14
From: TRTRTR
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On 22 Nov 2006 15:40:43 -0800, "lacpastor@gmail.com"
<lacpastor@gmail.com > wrote:

>Another vote for the Capresso infinity- great consistency. I use mine
>for espresso and drip brewed coffee in my Clarity.
>
>K


..... Preference ? THANKyou :O)
(especially for FP ? )

Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder, Black by Capresso
Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
Buy new: $140.00 $89.95 Used & new from $85.99
In Stock


Capresso 565.03 Infinity Burr Grinder, Polished Chrome by Capresso
Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
Buy new: $190.00 $139.95 Used & new from $139.00
In Stock


Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder Model 0565.03 by Capresso
Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
Buy new: $139.99
In Stock


Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder Model 0560.01 by Capresso
Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
Buy new: $89.99
In Stock








   
Date: 22 Nov 2006 23:24:10
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
These folks have the 560 for $77:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/user_sales_getprod.php/masterid=1561197/lot_id=2940326/mode=googleff/

All the Infinities are the same inside - again only the case difers.

"TRTRTR" <TRTRTR@yehaa.com > wrote in message
news:i68am2t4im3l3bfu81e470ljlkqsnqkl36@4ax.com...
> On 22 Nov 2006 15:40:43 -0800, "lacpastor@gmail.com"
> <lacpastor@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Another vote for the Capresso infinity- great consistency. I use mine
>>for espresso and drip brewed coffee in my Clarity.
>>
>>K
>
>
> ..... Preference ? THANKyou :O)
> (especially for FP ? )
>
> Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder, Black by Capresso
> Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
> Buy new: $140.00 $89.95 Used & new from $85.99
> In Stock
>
>
> Capresso 565.03 Infinity Burr Grinder, Polished Chrome by Capresso
> Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
> Buy new: $190.00 $139.95 Used & new from $139.00
> In Stock
>
>
> Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder Model 0565.03 by Capresso
> Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
> Buy new: $139.99
> In Stock
>
>
> Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder Model 0560.01 by Capresso
> Kitchen & Housewares: See all 5 items
> Buy new: $89.99
> In Stock
>
>
>
>
>
>




 
Date: 22 Nov 2006 14:38:06
From: funkspiel
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder

I like the Solis Maestro.



 
Date: 22 Nov 2006 01:10:43
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
In <1164051934.562850.12860@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com >, on 20 Nov 2006
11:45:34 -0800, erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:

> When I grind beans for my french press I
> usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
> so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
> to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
> options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?

Another voice here for the Bodum Antigua.

I think we used ours daily for about 3 years. It
lives in the travel trailer now so only sees occasional
use these days. It still does an excellent job for
drip, even after being "abused" as an espresso grinder
for awhile.


  
Date: 22 Nov 2006 10:01:36
From:
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On Wed, 22 Nov 2006 01:10:43 -0500, Steve Ackman
<steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com > wrote:

> Another voice here for the Bodum Antigua.
>
> I think we used ours daily for about 3 years. It
>lives in the travel trailer now so only sees occasional
>use these days. It still does an excellent job for
>drip, even after being "abused" as an espresso grinder
>for awhile.

What exactly was abused? The grinder or the espresso?

More to the point: I'll put in a good word for the capresso infinity.
Picked one up on sale at sur la table a couple of years ago and have
no issues at all (for FP, drip, vac).




 
Date: 22 Nov 2006 13:54:15
From: Brent
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Mazzer Robur

:)

> Hi all,
>
> I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
> Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
> coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
> usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
> so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
> to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
> options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>
> Thanks,
> Erika
>




 
Date: 20 Nov 2006 20:13:46
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder

Robert G Foster wrote:
> In article <1164051934.562850.12860@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
> erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
> > Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
> > coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
> > usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
> > so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
> > to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
> > options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Erika
>
> Capresso Infinity

Make that two Capresso Infinitys. They're as low as $65 refurbs and
$15 more straight out of the box from Chicago.



 
Date: 20 Nov 2006 19:13:40
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On 20 Nov 2006 11:45:34 -0800, erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
>Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
>coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
>usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
>so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
>to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
>options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>
>Thanks,
>Erika

We use the Bodum Antigua at home for French press or vac pot coffee.

North Sullivan


  
Date: 23 Nov 2006 04:15:58
From: TRTRTR
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 19:13:40 -0600, North Sullivan
<northwrites@bluebottle.com > wrote:

>On 20 Nov 2006 11:45:34 -0800, erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
>>Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
>>coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
>>usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
>>so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
>>to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
>>options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Erika
>
>We use the Bodum Antigua at home for French press or vac pot coffee.
>
>North Sullivan


North - I found 2 on-line, can you suggest one over the other,
Especially for COARSE

Bodum Antigua Electric Coffee Grinder, Black by Tabletools
Kitchen & Housewares: See all 3 items
Buy new: $99.00 $69.95


Bodum 5671-57USA Antigua Burr Grinder, Matte Chrome Finish by Bodum
Kitchen & Housewares: See all 3 items
Used & new from $98.00





   
Date: 22 Nov 2006 23:21:10
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
Here's the black one for $50:

http://www.istshoppe.com/5670-01usa.html

The chrome one is the exact same innards so if you want to pay $30 or $50
more for a shiny chrome case, that's up to you.


"TRTRTR" <TRTRTR@yehaa.com > wrote in message
news:l18am2h2bev7n7e9ofl3bh3hh1nmjlnp5s@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 19:13:40 -0600, North Sullivan
> <northwrites@bluebottle.com> wrote:
>
>>On 20 Nov 2006 11:45:34 -0800, erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>>Hi all,
>>>
>>>I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
>>>Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
>>>coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
>>>usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
>>>so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
>>>to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
>>>options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Erika
>>
>>We use the Bodum Antigua at home for French press or vac pot coffee.
>>
>>North Sullivan
>
>
> North - I found 2 on-line, can you suggest one over the other,
> Especially for COARSE
>
> Bodum Antigua Electric Coffee Grinder, Black by Tabletools
> Kitchen & Housewares: See all 3 items
> Buy new: $99.00 $69.95
>
>
> Bodum 5671-57USA Antigua Burr Grinder, Matte Chrome Finish by Bodum
> Kitchen & Housewares: See all 3 items
> Used & new from $98.00
>
>
>




    
Date: 23 Nov 2006 08:04:41
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On Wed, 22 Nov 2006 23:21:10 -0500, "Jack Denver"
<nunuvyer@netscape.net > wrote:

>Here's the black one for $50:
>
>http://www.istshoppe.com/5670-01usa.html
>
>The chrome one is the exact same innards so if you want to pay $30 or $50
>more for a shiny chrome case, that's up to you.

As I understand the current situation, I believe that you have three
choices.

The black one that Jack cites is the old model in Black. That's the
one that I use, and it's worked well for me for several years on
coarse setting for french press or on the high side of the drip
setting for vac pot.

There's also a chrome older model that is nice and shiny. Model
5671-57USA.

Then there's the new model that's more expensive, and I believe it has
more settings and features. That one is 10462-01USA. I don't know
enough about the new model to recommend it. I'll probably switch to
it when my old one wears out, but that mght not be for awhile.

http://tinyurl.com/yy5kfu

The Bodum Antigua is an inexpensive, decent grinder. It wouldn't be
the right choice for espresso use, but works fine for drip or french
press. It is mostly plastic but has the same burr set has more
expensive grinders.

North Sullivan




  
Date: 20 Nov 2006 23:12:54
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
I'll second the Bodum - I got one for my in-laws a few years ago and it's
decent enough for brewed coffee. Probably the cheapest decent grinder
around.

This obscure website has it for $49:

http://www.istshoppe.com/5670-01usa.html



"North Sullivan" <northwrites@bluebottle.com > wrote in message
news:4kk4m2llf33i77b7faliftuaspjs26lkho@4ax.com...
> On 20 Nov 2006 11:45:34 -0800, erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
>>Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
>>coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
>>usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
>>so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
>>to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
>>options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Erika
>
> We use the Bodum Antigua at home for French press or vac pot coffee.
>
> North Sullivan




 
Date: 20 Nov 2006 18:09:27
From: Robert G Foster
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
In article <1164051934.562850.12860@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com >,
erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
> Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
> coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
> usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
> so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
> to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
> options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>
> Thanks,
> Erika

Capresso Infinity


  
Date: 23 Nov 2006 04:19:30
From: TRTRTR
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 18:09:27 -0600, Robert G Foster
<snowbear49801@hotmail.com > wrote:

>In article <1164051934.562850.12860@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
> erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
>> Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
>> coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
>> usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
>> so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
>> to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
>> options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Erika
>
>Capresso Infinity


. model Preference please ? ( especially for FP )
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Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder, Black by Capresso
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Date: 20 Nov 2006 16:41:51
From: aß
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 18:09:27 -0600, Robert G Foster
<snowbear49801@hotmail.com > wrote:

>In article <1164051934.562850.12860@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
> erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
>> Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
>> coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
>> usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
>> so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
>> to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
>> options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Erika
>
>Capresso Infinity

I own both a Maestro & the Infinity & I get consistenly better results
using the Infinity every time.


 
Date: 20 Nov 2006 21:38:54
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder
On 20 Nov 2006 11:45:34 -0800, erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
>Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
>coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
>usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
>so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
>to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
>options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>
>Thanks,
>Erika


http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=524/form_keyword=coffee%20grinder/popup1[]=30:1475/mf=1/vendors[]=SLSWT

for Solis Maestro, decent enough for press and fresh coffee, less so
with stale beans


 
Date: 20 Nov 2006 12:21:41
From:
Subject: Re: Need an inexpensive but decent grinder

erika.morgan@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I current have a Pasquini Moka grinder that I use for espresso.
> Problem is that I usually like to just keep it set at the proper
> coarseness for espresso. When I grind beans for my french press I
> usually just use my cheapie blade grinder. It really does a poor job,
> so I'd like to buy an inexpensive burr grinder (preferably under $100)
> to use exclusively for coarser grinding. Are there any reasonable
> options out there that would be an improvement over the blade grinder?
>
> Thanks,
> Erika

I think the only quality option at that price point would be a Zass.
Zassenhaus has had trouble caring about the North American ket, so
finding them new can be a problem. IIRC, new ones are about $75.
E-bay always has a few if you don't mind taking a bit of a chance. I
have been satisfied with my very used e-bay special.

Matthew