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Date: 19 Oct 2006 11:42:37
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Rancilio MD40 grinder
The MD40 takes up so much counter space at 13" deep. Can the tamper be
easily removed to cut down the space required and still leave the grinder
looking good? Or would that be a non-reversible modification? Also, has
the current Rocky addressed the problem of loose-fitting lids described in
many reviews?






 
Date: 19 Oct 2006 14:00:55
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Rancilio MD40 grinder
I just read that the tamper can be removed and replaced with a smaller
[53mm] tamper. What would the depth be with the tamper removed?

"Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net > wrote in message
news:zbOdnY4jVJtoN6rYnZ2dnUVZ_rSdnZ2d@news.ruraltel.net...
> The MD40 takes up so much counter space at 13" deep. Can the tamper be
> easily removed to cut down the space required and still leave the grinder
> looking good? Or would that be a non-reversible modification? Also, has
> the current Rocky addressed the problem of loose-fitting lids described in
> many reviews?
>




  
Date: 20 Oct 2006 16:08:00
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Rancilio MD40 grinder
An MD40 is available at a good price [price of a Rocky]. Would there be any
disadvantages other than size in comparison to the Rocky? I only grind for
10-12 shots per week. I just spoon in the beans as I use them, so I empty
the doser every day. I have a Gaggia MDF now, but I want some stainless to
match Silvia.

> "Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net> wrote in message
> news:zbOdnY4jVJtoN6rYnZ2dnUVZ_rSdnZ2d@news.ruraltel.net...
>> The MD40 takes up so much counter space at 13" deep. Can the tamper be
>> easily removed to cut down the space required and still leave the grinder
>> looking good? Or would that be a non-reversible modification? Also, has
>> the current Rocky addressed the problem of loose-fitting lids described
>> in many reviews?
>>
>
>




 
Date: 19 Oct 2006 10:26:42
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Rancilio MD40 grinder

Harry Moos wrote:
> Also, has
> the current Rocky addressed the problem of loose-fitting lids described in
> many reviews?

Unless you leave beans in the hopper (a bad idea for most consumer
situations), the fit of the lid doesn't matter.

I've heard more complaints about the loose lid on the KA ProLine than
on the Rocky.



  
Date: 19 Oct 2006 20:15:16
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Rancilio MD40 grinder
On 19 Oct 2006 10:26:42 -0700, "Omniryx@gmail.com" <Omniryx@gmail.com >
wrote:

>
>Harry Moos wrote:
>> Also, has
>> the current Rocky addressed the problem of loose-fitting lids described in
>> many reviews?
>
>Unless you leave beans in the hopper (a bad idea for most consumer
>situations),

No, it's not. It's a good idea. Just don't leave more than 2 or 3
days' worth.

shall "doesn't like jumping beans in his grinder"