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Topic: Commercial grinder recommendations? (7 msgs / 134 lines)
1) From: Paul Jolly
Having convinced myself that I'd have to forego buying a Rocky in favor of a Mazzer---and thus postponing my purchase another 3-4 months---I stopped by a local restaurant supply store and saw, lo and behold, a used Rosito Bisani from a local cafe which went under.  The price is better than a Mini ($280) and I figure I"ll need to tack on $40 or so for new burrs.  Anyone used this grinder?  Any comments on commercial grinders in general, or should I really just hold out for a Mini?
   
  Thanks,
  Paul
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2) From: raymanowen
"...hold out for a Mini?"
I checked the availability online of the Rosito Bisanis and Mazzers. Do you
really anticipate using the dosers and bean hoppers for coffee storage?
Why don't you just get a big poster of them to hang on your wall so you can
admire the oxidation of coffee without sacrificing your own?
Let some other Bozo barista stale his coffee- don't waste your own coffee.
Dosers and hoppers are the worst possible places to store coffee.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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FWIW Mazzer's are commercial grinders, even the mini. For that matter so is
Rocky. Have no experience with the Rosito Bisani, is it stepless? What
diameter are the burrs? (At that price I'd assume flat not larger conical
like a Mazzer Kony or even larger Robur) Generally speaking you'll get much
better burr life the larger the burrs. Chances are it's a good deal on a
very good grinder.
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Paul Jolly
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 10:27 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Commercial grinder recommendations?
Having convinced myself that I'd have to forego buying a Rocky in favor of a
Mazzer---and thus postponing my purchase another 3-4 months---I stopped by a
local restaurant supply store and saw, lo and behold, a used Rosito Bisani
from a local cafe which went under.  The price is better than a Mini ($280)
and I figure I"ll need to tack on $40 or so for new burrs.  Anyone used this
grinder?  Any comments on commercial grinders in general, or should I really
just hold out for a Mini?
 
Thanks,
Paul

4) From: PecanJim
I'm inclined to recommend againist this grinder.  Check eBay, there are
three at lower current prices.  One has a buy it now of $200.  It just
does not feel like the demand you would expect for a quality grinder.
      Pecan Jim
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5) From: raymanowen
The only experience I've had with grinders is the several blade jobs I've
had in 30 years, and more recently burr grinders. Each one could be a toy,
except that a "Toy" of a Fire Hydrant's size and weight had better perform.
It does- in Spades. It had ground commercial quantities of coffee for 10
years on the set of burrs I replaced when I got it. A few seconds' time used
to pass when I'd grind 14g for a double in a conical burr grinder. No
problem- it's just for me. No customers waiting in line.
I'm nonplussed by it, but 14g makes a Pffft sound as BUFF handles it. I'm
truly impressed with the appearance of the grounds at 15X. The grounds are
not as good as F* out of the can, but it way outperforms lesser toys.
The actual performance on the beans, not the 2 Ton life is what counts. What
else will duplicate the performance of a big grinder? There is not an
unlimited supply of BUFF, and a whole roomful of non performing toys can't
grind for the first excellent brew.
What's the trade off- good coffee or a dainty grinder look-alike?
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of
thought. "
 John F. Kennedy

6) From: b cook
I also considered making an offer on a Rosito Bisani at a local
coffeehouse/bookstore that was closing (you're not in Waco by any chance are
you?!).  I nosed around on the net and there's not a whole lot of info on
them.  I want to say (and I don't remember for certain!) that I came across
something somewhere that indicated that the burrs were of a steel that is
not as durable as the Mazzer burrs.  I could be mistaken on that.  Also, is
it stepless?
They go for pretty cheap on Ebay when they pop up.  If you saw one for $280
then you might want to hold out because I got my Mazzer Mini lightly used
for $305 on Ebay.
bc

7) From: Paul Carder
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Can't tell you about other commercial grinders, but I got a heckuva =
bargain several years back from ebay on a GRINDMASTER 875 . $214 plus =
cents, including shipping from New York state to west central Illinois. =
It was like new and the burrs were in perfect shape. With my =
homeroasting, I'll never wear 'em out.  The GRINDMASTER website even had =
the manual to download. You can't beat it's quality and consistency of =
grind, from espresso on up to a coarse french presh. It's one and only =
drawback is it's size. Too tall to fit on the counter under the =
cabinets. I use it when I want to grind a pound or more for gifts, =
family and friend giveaways, etc. Check out the web page: =http://www.grindmaster.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=3&catalog=Pro=ducts_2006   Be patient on ebay and you'll get a great bargain too. It's =
all I'd use if I could leave it out.
PAUL


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