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Topic: Gaggia Grinder (14 msgs / 205 lines)
1) From: BILL CASSADY
    Anybody have an opinion on the MDF Gaggia grinder.  I have a Braun
burr grinder that seems to be OK but has only 14 settings.  I think my
machine would prefer a finer grind, but $200 for a grinder!

2) From: Dan White
I have a refurb MDF for $125 that arrived in mint condition.
 I love it.

3) From: Anthony Ottman
The Braun's range can be adjusted, so if you're still not fine enough at the
"1" setting, there's still some room.  Whether it will make an grind that is
accurate enough for espresso is another question.
I discovered the "extra adjustability" after taking it apart a bit too far
for cleaning.  Fortunately, it's fairly easy to get the machine back
together.
- Anthony O.

4) From: BILL CASSADY
Where can one purchase a refurbished unit?  I would love saving $75.
Also, does it really dose as accurately as they claim?
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5) From: Dan White
Ooops!  Price is now $140 athttp://www.electra-craft.com/refurbish.htmlBILL CASSADY wrote:
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6) From: Daniel Ho
Re: + Gaggia Grinder
I have the MDF and have no problems with the grinder or doser for use along side my Pavoni.  Works great!  I bought it directly from the Gaggia distributor here in Toronto for about $150 USD.
Cheers,
d.
on 00/4/30 18:39, Steve Patat at spatat wrote:
    Anybody have an opinion on the MDF Gaggia grinder.  I have a Braun
burr grinder that seems to be OK but has only 14 settings.  I think my
machine would prefer a finer grind, but $200 for a grinder!
Bill, I have had the MDF sense Christmas. I like it a lot. I got the refurb for $125. Some people do not care for the doser. Ii has been  no trouble. I put in the amount of beans I am going to grind, grind and then work the lever until all (most) come out. Electra-Craft is the distributor & they sell the refurb units. I would also look the the solis that Tom has. Good Luck. Steve 

7) From: Paul Goelz
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I take the doser cover off and turn on the grinder and watch the doser
compartments.  As each doser compartment fills, I advance one position.  I
use two positions for espresso.  
Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI
pgoelz at eaglequest dot com
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8) From: Hap Maguire
Hey gang
I've got a Gaggia MDF grinder that I have been happily using for 5+  
years. The lever on the side that you use to extract the ground coffee  
has decided to vacate the premises. It has broken off. Any ideas for a  
repair that will be strong enough to stand up to everyday use? Thanks.
Hap Maguire
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9) From: Paul Goelz
At 08:21 PM 7/20/2009, you wrote:
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I'd get a wooden dowel about the same diameter as the broken handle, 
paint it black, drill a hole in the center and press it over the lever.
Paul
Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, Michigan USA
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10) From: raymanowen
A plastic lever on a home grinder has stood up to 5 years of use?
You want What?
You want it When?
Why not just order the part from Gaggia- 5 years is not a shabby service
record!
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 6:21 PM, Hap Maguire  wrote:
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11) From: james McDougal
I have found a wonderful glue called Gorilla glue. I am convinced that it
will glue anything after I glued back the filter on my deep fryer, which has
a high temperature and hot oil to contend with. Mac
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Paul Goelz  wrote:
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12) From: Bob Hazen
Five years is OK, I guess.....  I bought my MDF in the mid 80's along with 
an OWC from believe it or not, Starbucks.  The MDF has been purring along in 
daily use since that time with burr replacement being the only maintenance 
or repair needed.  No complaints here!
Bob

13) From: Paul Goelz
At 12:08 AM 7/23/2009, you wrote:
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Treat it gently.  My MDF from the early 90s has a broken doser 
spider.  It is glued back together and seems OK but when I tried to 
replace it I discovered that they changed the design after I bought 
mine and the new parts don't fit.
Paul
Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, Michigan USA
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14) From: Bob Hazen
Thanks for the tip, Paul.  I thought that the MDF hadn't changed in decades. 
If mine breaks, without parts availability I might just have to buy a Mazzer 
or something.
Now that's a thought.....
Bob
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