Well, this one is meant to be bolted to the counter also. It has
four pre drilled holes waiting for bolts. OTOH, a moderate hand to
the right of top center (the center spins as you grind) keeps it into
place very nicely. I am going to do this as a compare/contrast to my
The Zass holds about 45 g of coffee in the hopper, and the drawer
about 1/2 of that. The GT (Giant Trosser) holds close to 2 lbs and
most of which should fit in its drawer.
The Zass adjustment screw is coarse threaded in comparison to the
GT. "Espresso" grind on the Zass is about 1/4 turn from touching -
it is 1/2 on the GT. A 1/16 to 1/8 is needed to tweak an espresso to
ristretto on the Zass. Up to a 1/4 turn is needed on the GT.
The Zass has the adjustment screw on top and is markable and visual
(good thing), but is known to drift. The GT's is underneath. It is
easy to get to, but you have to adjust by feel. Since it is a fine
thread, this is not as bad as it could be. Lots of room (4" drawer)
and the nut does not appear to wander due to a spring tension.
Zass arm grinds in a horizontal plane - the GT vertical
The bottom of the Zass "floats" in center, and has been known to
wobble or be a touch off center. The GT is centered and held in
place with a metal brace. It would appear to be completely centered
on mine. There is no inconsistency of sound as I go finer and
finer. Eventually the burrs simply mesh and it stops moving.
Where the grind is rather nice on the Zass, it is a step up on the
GT. I can grind finer (read less fines) on the GT for the same shot
times. The GT will go to Turkish grind without a problem.
The Zass takes me about 2 minutes and 150 revolutions to grind 45g of
coffee on the drip setting. The GT takes about 45 seconds and 60
revolutions. Did I mention 50% or so larger burrs on the
GT. Likewise, about 45 seconds for an 18 g espresso shot on the
Zass, and 15-20 seconds on the GT.
The Zass is a nice shiny brass and walnut construction. The GT is
Army green and cast iron or metal at least. It as a light metal drawer.
Zass - 2 lbs 6 oz. GT 20 lbs 7 oz.
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So, how many people picked on up and how to they compare to mine?
At 08:23 7/5/2006, you wrote:
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