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Date: 01 Oct 2006 18:44:35
From: xocafe
Subject: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
Just bought a nuova simonelli mdx grinder on ebay. I am hoping it is a
step up from my gaggia mdf (at least I gained a few letters from f to
x) The price was 220 and seemed to be in good shape.

Does anyone have any experience with this grinder? Do you like it? What
are its drawbacks or things I should beware of? I plan to use it for
both espresso and chemex drip grinding.

I know it is a commercial unit but have not been able to find too much
infor beyond this.

Thanks,

D





 
Date: 03 Oct 2006 07:20:23
From: gscace
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
Dunno anything about the Macaps. I do know about the Mazzers. They're
quiet, purposeful, bombproof.

-Greg

xocafe wrote:
> How about one of the macap mc4 units. They look sweet and can
> accomodate a fine to coarse grind. Seems like people love the mazzer's
> though.



  
Date: 03 Oct 2006 14:28:19
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
Howdy Greg!
And they're as ugly as sin! Why can't somebody come up with an espresso
grinder that doesn't look like Quasimodo on steroids?
--
Robert (Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ugly is obvious to all.)
Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
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http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r

"gscace" <gregory.scace@nist.gov > wrote in message
news:1159885222.991782.207410@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
> Dunno anything about the Macaps. I do know about the Mazzers. They're
> quiet, purposeful, bombproof.
>
> -Greg
>
> xocafe wrote:
>> How about one of the macap mc4 units. They look sweet and can
>> accomodate a fine to coarse grind. Seems like people love the mazzer's
>> though.
>




 
Date: 02 Oct 2006 22:00:42
From: xocafe
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
How about one of the macap mc4 units. They look sweet and can
accomodate a fine to coarse grind. Seems like people love the mazzer's
though.



 
Date: 02 Oct 2006 18:02:58
From:
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
Depends on what you wanna spend. Any mazzer conical would be my first
choice, followed by a super Jolly, then a mini. I'm not that much of a
fan of the mini-e. All of the Mazzers quickly switch to drip from
espresso except the mini-e, which is pretty underpowered. Mine stalls
the motor when grinding larger size grinds of light roasts.

-Greg


xocafe wrote:
> Thanks for the replies. May resell it once I get it as well as the
> gaggia and get a mazzer mini which i have read can handle both coarse
> and fine grinds easily unless someone suggest otherwise. Live in a
> smallish nyc apartment and just do not have the counterspace for that
> much grinder equip as much as i wish i could.
>
> Any other suggestions for a grinder that can handle both espresso with
> no problems and coarse without it being a hassle? Yes, I would prefer
> not having to infinitely rotate to get both type of grinds.
>
> Thanks,
>
> David



 
Date: 02 Oct 2006 17:46:52
From: xocafe
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
Thanks for the replies. May resell it once I get it as well as the
gaggia and get a mazzer mini which i have read can handle both coarse
and fine grinds easily unless someone suggest otherwise. Live in a
smallish nyc apartment and just do not have the counterspace for that
much grinder equip as much as i wish i could.

Any other suggestions for a grinder that can handle both espresso with
no problems and coarse without it being a hassle? Yes, I would prefer
not having to infinitely rotate to get both type of grinds.

Thanks,

David



  
Date: 05 Oct 2006 17:09:41
From: Neal Reid
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
In article
<1159836412.576950.128380@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com >,
"xocafe" <xoshooter@gmail.com > wrote:

> Any other suggestions for a grinder that can handle both espresso with
> no problems and coarse without it being a hassle? Yes, I would prefer
> not having to infinitely rotate to get both type of grinds.

I've only used one Mazzer... MAYBE a little better than the N.S.
for switching - but bottom line IMHO is espresso grinders are for
grinding espresso. PITA to try using one for a coarse grind, big
pain, medium pain - but all pain.

Limited space or no, a great grinder for espresso and an adequate
one for other is worthwhile

--
M for N in address to mail reply


 
Date: 02 Oct 2006 07:31:35
From: gscace
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
I bought two MDX's a year or so ago from a shop that was closing,
thinking that i would get them into the altie crowd, since I knew the
history of the grinders and they were reasonably priced. They seemed
pretty decent. The MDX has 64mm burrs, so it grinds fast enough -
around 8-10 secs for 20 g of coffee. The doser on the ones I owned
were plastic. They seemed fine enough. I didn't own either for a
significant length of time, but the two grinders were in fine shape
after a year of commercial service. I don't think they are capable of
grinding for Chemex though. The ones I bought had a dial for adjusting
and the range of adjustment was limited as I recall. This is not a
problem for espresso, but they might not grind coarse enough for drip,
and it'll be a pain in the yass to turn the dial a bazillion time to
make the change in either direction. You might wanna keep your mdf for
the chemex.

-greg

xocafe wrote:
> Just bought a nuova simonelli mdx grinder on ebay. I am hoping it is a
> step up from my gaggia mdf (at least I gained a few letters from f to
> x) The price was 220 and seemed to be in good shape.
>
> Does anyone have any experience with this grinder? Do you like it? What
> are its drawbacks or things I should beware of? I plan to use it for
> both espresso and chemex drip grinding.
>
> I know it is a commercial unit but have not been able to find too much
> infor beyond this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> D



  
Date: 02 Oct 2006 20:37:40
From: Neal Reid
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder
> xocafe wrote:
> > Just bought a nuova simonelli mdx grinder on ebay..
> >Does anyone have any experience with this grinder? Do you like it? What
> > are its drawbacks or things I should beware of? I plan to use it for
> > both espresso and chemex drip grinding.

"gscace" <gregory.scace@nist.gov > wrote:

> I bought two MDX's a year or so ago from a shop that was closing,
> thinking that i would get them into the altie crowd
> The MDX has 64mm burrs, so it grinds fast enough -
> around 8-10 secs for 20 g of coffee.
> I don't think they are capable of
> grinding for Chemex though. The ones I bought had a dial for adjusting
> and the range of adjustment was limited as I recall. This is not a
> problem for espresso, but they might not grind coarse enough for drip,
> and it'll be a pain in the yass to turn the dial a bazillion time to
> make the change in either direction. You might wanna keep your mdf for
> the chemex.
I've been using an MDX for years. S'not stock (a) because I've
replaced the burrs with ones with twice the cutter count so it
takes 6.5 secs per dose and (b) because I've taken out most of the
doser insides to allow it to be swept out easily. I find it a
truly wonderful espresso grinder. The ease of making fine
adjustments and the repeatability (set it, move it, put it back)
are great.

The range of adjustability is great - but as Greg said, going from
espresso to drip requires (at least) a bazillion turns.When I
discussed this with the vendor, he said, "It's an ESPRESSO
grinder!"

I have another grinder for non-espresso...

--
M for N in address to mail reply


 
Date: 02 Oct 2006 06:34:06
From: ronnie.b
Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli mdx grinder

xocafe wrote:
> Just bought a nuova simonelli mdx grinder on ebay. I am hoping it is a
> step up from my gaggia mdf (at least I gained a few letters from f to
> x) The price was 220 and seemed to be in good shape.
>
> Does anyone have any experience with this grinder? Do you like it? What
> are its drawbacks or things I should beware of? I plan to use it for
> both espresso and chemex drip grinding.
>
> I know it is a commercial unit but have not been able to find too much
> infor beyond this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> D
I have an MCI doserless and I found that a lot of grinds get caught in
the shute. Otherwise, I think it's a pretty good grinder.