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Date: 21 Apr 2007 11:34:00
From: Wouter
Subject: Setting grinder in old Saeco Superautomatico
Hello,

somebody gave me this [1] old Saeco, and I have cleaned the inside (yes,
outside still messy :-)) to try and see if it can beat my el cheapo
grinder and small espresso machine. So far i have decalcified it and got
rid of most of the old coffee. More tips welcome though :-)

However, there is no crema on the smaller size servings, and I think the
rest is to big. THe only thing I can think of is adjusting the grinder -
if that is possible. I don't think I can adjust the pressure on the coffee?

If anyone can inform whether I can set the grinder to a smaller grind
using the screw on the left or the big bolt in the middle I would be
very grateful indeed :-)

Photos on:
[1] http://wouter.dumontcommunicatie.nl/?nav=fotos&cat=saeco

Thanks in advance!

Wouter




 
Date: 21 Apr 2007 09:50:27
From: Wouter
Subject: Re: Setting grinder in old Saeco Superautomatico
> > However, there is no crema on the smaller size servings, and I think the
> > rest is to big. THe only thing I can think of is adjusting the grinder -
> > if that is possible.
>
> should be possible. is there a ring to turn?
>

Yes, and i found it :-)

the coffee 'basket' falls into the plastic ring that i had removed,
turning the basket turns the ring and the copper ring you can see, and
there we are. It was a bit messy so I had to twist it with slightly
more force than I dared the first time :-)

thanks for the advice!

Wotuer



 
Date: 21 Apr 2007 10:33:12
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Setting grinder in old Saeco Superautomatico

"Wouter" <usenet@wie.ohdie.nl > wrote in message
news:f0clq9$jni$1@netlx020.civ.utwente.nl...
> Hello,
>
> somebody gave me this [1] old Saeco, and I have cleaned the inside (yes,
> outside still messy :-)) to try and see if it can beat my el cheapo
> grinder and small espresso machine. So far i have decalcified it and got
> rid of most of the old coffee. More tips welcome though :-)
>
> However, there is no crema on the smaller size servings, and I think the
> rest is to big. THe only thing I can think of is adjusting the grinder -
> if that is possible.

should be possible. is there a ring to turn?

I don't think I can adjust the pressure on the coffee?

No you cannot.
>
> If anyone can inform whether I can set the grinder to a smaller grind
> using the screw on the left or the big bolt in the middle I would be very
> grateful indeed :-)

I do not see any adjustment features. and it is NOT the bolt in the middle!

Clean out the grinder then . . .

New burrs perhaps.

Dave

Saeco / Rancilio service SE

>
> Photos on:
> [1] http://wouter.dumontcommunicatie.nl/?nav=fotos&cat=saeco
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Wouter