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Topic: Burr Grinder Dilemma (16 msgs / 687 lines)
1) From: GJTreehouse
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I am looking at upgrading my burr grinder. I have a Zass 169DG that I have
used for several years. I am the only coffee drinker in the house and I use
it daily for my morning French press of coffee.
I would like to get an electric burr grinder. The trouble is, the distance
from the top of my counters to the bottom of the cabinets is 15" clear.
Of the grinders SM offers, the Rocky is 14" and the Mazzers are over 15".
Assuming I will use the grinder for espressos; that will be the next
upgrade, I trust the Rocky will handle all that I can throw at it.
Since I doubt that my kitchen is much different from other kitchens; what
have others done when faced with this issue?
When I get an espresso machine, I will still have to deal with the 15"
clearance.  It sounds like that will be an even larger issue then. I can't
swing an espresso machine and a kitchen remodel too!
Thanks for your thoughts.
Gary

2) From: Barry Luterman
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I went to a Mazzer Mini. Removed the hopper and replaced it with a =
canning funnel. Mazzer also sells a smaller hopper so that the machine =
will fit under a cabinet.http://youtube.com:80/watch?v=D_BEnIr07G4

3) From: Barry Luterman
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oops try this:http://youtube.com:80/watch?v=D_BEnIr07G4

4) From: Brett Mason
I placed a deep bookshelf with a formica counter in the corner of our eating
room, next to the kitchen.  This is basically our coffee station, and meets
most the needs for grinder room...
Cheers,
Brett
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5) From: Richard Ferguson
Check out the maestro.  Its what I use and fits nicely under standard cabinet
heights.  I haven't used with an espresso machine yet but it works great for
presspot/drip/aeropress.
richard
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6) From: Brett Mason
I have heard the Solis Maestro does great for espresso.  Maybe a second or
third...  But somewhere I heard it won't hold up for the long haul with lots
of espresso...
I don't own one, and can't say authoritatively.
My Rocky seems up to the task, as do my Zassenhausen...
Brett
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7) From: Sandy Andina
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A pal of mine ditched the Mini's hopper entirely; he measures each  
cup's worth of beans into the grinder's "throat" and uses his tamper  
as the "lid" to keeo the beans from flying about.
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A pal of mine ditched the Mini's hopper entirely; he measures each cup's =
worth of beans into the grinder's "throat" and uses his tamper as the =
"lid" to keeo the beans from flying about.
On Oct 21, 2007, =
at 11:16 AM, GJTreehouse wrote:
=   = I am looking at upgrading my burr grinder. I have a Zass = 169DG that I have used for several years. I am the only coffee drinker = in the house and I use it daily for my morning French press of = coffee. I would like to get an = electric burr grinder. The trouble is, the distance from the top of my = counters to the bottom of the cabinets is 15" clear. =   Of the grinders SM offers, = the Rocky is 14" and the Mazzers are over 15".   Assuming I will use the = grinder for espressos; that will be the next upgrade, I trust the Rocky = will handle all that I can throw at it.   Since I doubt that my = kitchen is much different from other kitchens; what have others done = when faced with this issue?   When I get an espresso = machine, I will still have to deal with the 15" clearance.  It sounds = like that will be an even larger issue then. I can't swing an espresso = machine and a kitchen remodel too!   Thanks for your = thoughts.   Gary Sandywww.sass-music.com
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8) From: Eddie Dove
"The trouble is, the distance from the top of my counters to the
bottom of the cabinets is 15" clear."
Remodel the kitchen.
This is coffee ... PRIORITIES!
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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9) From: Brian Kamnetz
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Remember to leave room for the Probat.... "We've been doing it since 1864..."
Brian

10) From: Jim Farris
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    KitchenAid Pro Line makes a good model KPCG100 that's only 13.5 =
inches tall.

11) From: Sandy Andina
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Cool grain funnel, but a plastic tamper? Sheesh!!!
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Cool grain funnel, but a plastic tamper? Sheesh!!!
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21, 2007, at 11:30 AM, Barry Luterman wrote:
oops try this:http://youtube.com:80=/watch?v=D_BEnIr07G4

12) From: Sandy Andina
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It (the Maestro Plus, which has more settings) does okay--it was what  
I bought for my Silvia when there was just too much static with my  
LaPavoni PGB.  But the Rocky was a huge step up; and when I got my  
Mazzer Mini after buying a Livia, that was a quantum leap.  The  
Maestro Plus is currently doing a great job for all non-espresso  
brewing methods at home.
On Oct 21, 2007, at 3:03 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
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Sandy
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It (the Maestro Plus, which has more settings) does okay--it was what I =
bought for my Silvia when there was just too much static with my =
LaPavoni PGB.  But the Rocky was a huge step up; and when I got my =
Mazzer Mini after buying a Livia, that was a quantum leap.  The =
Maestro Plus is currently doing a great job for all non-espresso brewing =
methods at home.
On Oct 21, 2007, at 3:03 PM, Brett Mason =
wrote:
I have heard the Solis Maestro does great for espresso.  = Maybe a second or third...  But somewhere I heard it won't hold up for = the long haul with lots of espresso... I don't own one, and can't = say authoritatively. My Rocky seems up to the task, as do my = Zassenhausen... Brett On = 10/21/07, Richard Ferguson <coffee > = wrote:Check out the maestro.  Its what I use and fits nicely under = standard cabinet heights.  I haven't used with an espresso = machine yet but it works great = for presspot/drip/aeropress. Sandywww.sass-music.com
= = --Apple-Mail-58--52251736--

13) From: Barry Luterman
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That's not me I copied from him I'm a Ridgeline kind of guy.

14) From: Zara Haimo
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cup's worth of beans into the grinder's "throat" and uses his tamper as =
the "lid" to keeo the beans from flying about.
I ditched the hopper from my Mini the day I got it, but I only recently =
started using the canning/grain funnel setup similar to the one in the =
video Barry sent us the link on - it looks good and works perfectly.  I =
have an inexpensive metal tamper that I use as a "lid" and as a weight =
to help push the beans down.  I use my new Thor Ridgeline only for =
tamping.  The funnel is the perfect accessory for a Mazzer Mini, but I =
don't know if it fits as well with other grinders.

15) From: GJTreehouse
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Thanks for all of the great ideas; except the one about remodeling the
kitchen:)
I especially liked the utube.
I'll check out the mini.
Gary

16) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I Love the stash in the picture!!!!!
 
I'm eyeing your stash....


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