Thanks Brett and Aaron All i can say on time to grind is using the fin= e setting, nearly to burrs touching, it definitely takes 90 sec. cranking p= retty fast (I'd say 150 rpm, 120 min.) to do 1 oz. by volume = 1 scaa sco= op = 2 tablespoons. I havn't been grinding course, my french press is not= up and running now.
I have to say that when I grind fine - ie espresso - it takes quite a while. Part of this is you are shaving the bean very very finely. Most the time I use my zass for drip, for french press, for mokka pot, or for swissgold one cup. All of these I grind more coarse... And makes for great coffee... On 10/29/06, charles kertay wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
charles that sounds close to right. I grind, mine walks a bit I havent gotten to putting some locktite or whatever on it so it tightens a bit as i grind, and teh burrs do touch slightly. Very fine grind which i use a SG. I do 10 grams of coffee at a shot and it takes about a minute for me. I will say though that bean size makes a difference. Big fat kona beans tend o take a bit longer as they bounce around up top a bit where as peaberries tend to drop right down and chomp up quickly. Overall it's good exercise the way I see it. Aaron
i only us my zass for espresso, none of my other grinders are up to the task, and yeah it does take a while which is why i only have espresso a couple of times a week as opposed to every day On 10/30/06, Aaron wrote: <Snip> -- "And we'd better not risk another frontal assault, that rabbit's dynamite!!"http://www.decasere.blogspot.com/
I hate my zass... it's slow and very imprecise... was a total waste of money...
Sorry you're not happy with yours. It took me a little while, but I am used to using mine, and mine does a terrific job. Well, one thing for certain - I bet you could get your money back if you sold it on eBay (especially before they start manufacturing them again). Lynne On Oct 30, 2006, at 6:33 PM, Larry Dorman wrote: <Snip>
Mine was purchased from Sweet Marias... Mahogany Open Hopper Mill Model 161 MA- $62.50 I believe that price is the same or very close to what I paid. It's been over a year ago now. There was previous discussion and there were a number of people who stepped forward who were dissatisfied with their Zass grinders bought during that time period. I got tired of grinding forever to get almost nothing, so I modded mine so that I could hook it up to a cordless drill. That helped with the speed, but did nothing for the (lack of) consistency. I'll have to think about it some... I might go ahead and put it up as a tradition offering. I hate to sell something that I consider to be a defective product. The only question is whether I could ever get it replaced under warranty if any more ever come in and if it would make any difference. I have a Rocky that I use now, so I don't need it most of the time, but it would be nice to have a travel grinder.
I wonder if that's connected to Zass's not manufacturing for as long as they have. Perhaps there was a quality control issue, and rather than continue to manufacture something of poor quality, they stopped. Mine is def. older. The speed doesn't bother me anymore - but then I make one, maybe two moka pots at a time. I had a couple of friends over on Sunday, and I just went back to the whirly-blade and percolator. Ugh. To think I was convinced that both were fine when I first came here! My guests said it was great coffee, but I could really tell the difference. Lynne On Oct 31, 2006, at 6:30 PM, Larry Dorman wrote: <Snip>