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Date: 10 Jan 2007 11:15:27
From: JC Dill
Subject: replacement for Braun KMM30
I may need to replace my Braun KMM 30 - the replacement parts are
either not available or too expensive. What are the current most
recommended economy priced (e.g. $50) burr grinders?

jc





 
Date: 12 Jan 2007 16:48:57
From: Felix
Subject: Re: replacement for Braun KMM30
JC Dill writes:
> I followed suggestions here when I bought the Braun for
> ~$50, way back when, and I've been very happy with it.

Grinder quality is getting more respect these days, and if it weren't
for Asian imports, $50 would buy much less than it did "way back when."

> I was hoping that there was another burr grinder in the
> ~$50 price range that was being suggested today.

The Bodum you expressed interest in elsewhere in this thread usually
costs more, and I'm not familiar with the dealer advertising the lowest
price. If you order one of these, I'd say that you're stretching your
budget, and buying from a less reputable supplier as well. Regardless,
please tell us about your purchase. I'd like to know whether you think
your new grinder works as well as your Braun did, if it was shipped
promptly, etc.


Felix



 
Date: 11 Jan 2007 23:54:53
From: Luke
Subject: Re: replacement for Braun KMM30
On 10 Jan 2007 11:15:27 -0800, "JC Dill" <jcdill@gmail.com > wrote:

>I may need to replace my Braun KMM 30 - the replacement parts are
>either not available or too expensive. What are the current most
>recommended economy priced (e.g. $50) burr grinders?

You might consider the Bodum Antigua, same burr set as the Starbucks
Barista and Solis Maestro, a bit on the ugly/bulky side, a bit static
prone, but better than the Braun. A Froogle search finds one for
$48.85, one for $59.95, and two for $63.00, plus shipping I assume:
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=bodum+antigua+coffee+grinder&btnG=Search+Froogle&lmode=online&scoring=p

--
Luke
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neither do we."
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Date: 12 Jan 2007 10:05:47
From: JC Dill
Subject: Re: replacement for Braun KMM30
On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:54:53 -0700, Luke <luke@nowhere.invalid > wrote:

>On 10 Jan 2007 11:15:27 -0800, "JC Dill" <jcdill@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I may need to replace my Braun KMM 30 - the replacement parts are
>>either not available or too expensive. What are the current most
>>recommended economy priced (e.g. $50) burr grinders?
>
>You might consider the Bodum Antigua, same burr set as the Starbucks
>Barista and Solis Maestro, a bit on the ugly/bulky side, a bit static
>prone, but better than the Braun. A Froogle search finds one for
>$48.85, one for $59.95, and two for $63.00, plus shipping I assume:
>http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=bodum+antigua+coffee+grinder&btnG=Search+Froogle&lmode=online&scoring=p

Thanks Luke, that looks like a great fit for my needs!

jc

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"The nice thing about a e is you get to ride a lot
of different horses without having to own that many."
~ Eileen Morgan of The e's Nest, PA


 
Date: 11 Jan 2007 05:33:05
From: Felix
Subject: Re: replacement for Braun KMM30
JC Dill writes:
> That's 2x the absolute max I could afford right now for
> a replacement grinder. :-(

If $100 is so much more than you've allocated, perhaps you have
competing interests. In any case, it's a common question and the
regular contributors offer the same suggestions each time, at least
when they have the patience. Following one of their recommendations
entails stretching your budget a little, buying from a less reputable
supplier (e.g. via eBay), and/or buying a used grinder. Good luck ...


Felix



  
Date: 12 Jan 2007 09:51:11
From: JC Dill
Subject: Re: replacement for Braun KMM30
On 11 Jan 2007 05:33:05 -0800, "Felix" <felixyen@hotmail.com > wrote:

>JC Dill writes:
>> That's 2x the absolute max I could afford right now for
>> a replacement grinder. :-(
>
>If $100 is so much more than you've allocated, perhaps you have
>competing interests.

Right now my finances are very tight.

> In any case, it's a common question and the
>regular contributors offer the same suggestions each time, at least
>when they have the patience. Following one of their recommendations
>entails stretching your budget a little, buying from a less reputable
>supplier (e.g. via eBay), and/or buying a used grinder. Good luck ...

I followed suggestions here when I bought the Braun for ~$50, way back
when, and I've been very happy with it. The Braun failed thru no
fault of its own (knocked off the counter and broke). I was hoping
that there was another burr grinder in the ~$50 price range that was
being suggested today.

jc

--

"The nice thing about a e is you get to ride a lot
of different horses without having to own that many."
~ Eileen Morgan of The e's Nest, PA


 
Date: 10 Jan 2007 11:31:17
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: replacement for Braun KMM30
On 10 Jan 2007 11:15:27 -0800, "JC Dill" <jcdill@gmail.com > wrote:

>I may need to replace my Braun KMM 30 - the replacement parts are
>either not available or too expensive. What are the current most
>recommended economy priced (e.g. $50) burr grinders?
>
>jc

Definitely not De Longhi. My sister-in-law had 3 of them fall apart or
jam in short order.

I once endured a week with a KMM-30 at the in-laws and it is a
horrible grinder for press or paper filter drip. It makes far too many
fines and the static is gawdawful.

Consider doubling your budget. A Solis Maestro can be had for close to
$100 and is light years better.
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?sourceid=navclient&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-24,GGLD:en&q=froogle+solis+maestro&oe=UTF-8&lmode=online&scoring=p


  
Date: 10 Jan 2007 21:21:52
From: JC Dill
Subject: Re: replacement for Braun KMM30
On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 11:31:17 -0800, "I- >Ian" <someone@nowhere.com>
wrote:

>I once endured a week with a KMM-30 at the in-laws and it is a
>horrible grinder for press or paper filter drip. It makes far too many
>fines and the static is gawdawful.

Mine did/does a great job on the actual grinding for both drip and
espresso, although I agree with you about the static.

>Consider doubling your budget.

Unfortunately, this simply isn't possible

>A Solis Maestro can be had for close to
>$100 and is light years better.
>http://froogle.google.com/froogle?sourceid=navclient&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-24,GGLD:en&q=froogle+solis+maestro&oe=UTF-8&lmode=online&scoring=p

That's 2x the absolute max I could afford right now for a replacement
grinder. :-(

jc


--

"The nice thing about a e is you get to ride a lot
of different horses without having to own that many."
~ Eileen Morgan of The e's Nest, PA