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Topic: kitchen aid proline grinder (13 msgs / 256 lines)
1) From: David F Iseminger
anyone have one of these.  if so what do you think??

2) From: Tom Ulmer
David,
If you check our host's web site you will find that they offer a wonderful
collection of grinders for sale. If for some reason none of these suit your
particular needs, wants, or desires, the ProLine is worthy of attention.

3) From: Sean Cary
I do - and I have had no issues...
I am not however a espresso drinker and use it for press, chemex and drip.
YMMV
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

4) From: David F Iseminger
Thanks for the imput.  I realize I am opening a can of worms, and
everyone has there own opinions.  I know I need to upgrade my Mr. Coffee
Burr grinder but I am on a limited budget.  been watching ebay but not
sure what to look for.  What would anyone recomend  for a workable
grinder (espresso and french press) for not a lot of money?

5) From: Blake R.
I upgraded to a KA proline grinder from a Braun Burr grinder.  I had a 
significant improvement in the quality of my French Press cup with the 
Kitchen Aid.  The French press cup was smoother, a little more complexity or 
fruitiness, and cleaner.
Blake

6) From: David F Iseminger
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at Tom's urging.  I checked out the grinders on the SM website.  I didn't
realize the Zassenhaus' were so affordable, scratch my last post as these
are beautiful.  I guess the question is now, which one of these would you
get.
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at Tom's urging.  I checked out the grinders on the SM 
website.  I didn't realize the Zassenhaus' were so=
 
affordable, scratch my last post as these are beautiful.  I guess the=
 
question is now, which one of these would you get.
 
 
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
You may have missed the following notice at the top of the Sweet Maria
Zassenhaus page:'
"*STOCK NOTICE - PLEASE READ *- Supply problems with Zassenhaus continue...
It has been at least a year now and still no mills are forthcoming. *So we
have NO MILLS to sell and NO IDEA when we might see them*. Our supplier has
received various re-stock dates from Zassenhaus in Germany - but nothing
ever materializes. So at this point we will believe it when they show up on
our doorstep. *Maria 11/10/06"*
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8) From: David F Iseminger
I saw that after I posted and didn't want to post again.  I see there are
a few on ebay. anyone know where else you can get one?
david

9) From: Brett Mason
David,
I have bought several Zassenhaus mills off eBay.  I have also bought several
Armin Trosser mills as well.  They are excellent, comparable, and will do
very very well for you.  Expect to pay between $20 and $50, depending on how
the auction goes...  Mine were bought in the mid $20's...
Zassenhaus mills are occasionally listed as Fassenhaus, because the "Z" on
the handle looks similar to a scripted "F"...  Look for those as well...
Brett
  Zassman
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10) From: Laura Micucci
Ahhh!  more...ebay...compitition...for....the...Zass.  Must bid soon!
haha! Just kidding, good luck David!
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11) From: Paul Martin
David,
I just went through an unsuccessful search for one.  Something else to consider:  there have been concerns with quality control with the last batch of Zasses.  I did find a Canadian company who may have had some, but the did not respond to an email and I understand they may not want to deal with Americans.
Your best bet is ebay.  You might also consider an Armen Trosser or Peugeot, which are also regarded well by some.  I ended up finding a deal on a Trosser: $15 shipped, though I think I got an exceptionally good deal.  They will generally be cheaper than Peugeot's.  
Paul
p.s.  One more tip:  while I love the looks of my open-hopper grinder, bean fragments pop out under pressure when it's almost empty.  It can get a little messy.  :^)
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12) From: David F Iseminger
thanks for the tip  I am now searching for hand mills on various sites

13) From: raymanowen
Deutschland -ro
On 1/17/07, David F Iseminger  wrote:
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