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Topic: Innova Grinder (3 msgs / 57 lines)
1) From: sho2go
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I've found these on sale for $155, no doser, and saw that CoffeeGeeks =
had good things to say.  Any experience on this list?  If I can save =
~$100 bucks over a Rocky it works for me........
Mike

2) From: Chris Beck
I've not used the Innova, but used a similar grinder (Demoka Mini Moka). 
  The  quality of grind was superb.  Easily the match of a Rocky, if not 
better.  It makes the neatest little shavings of coffee.  Downsides were 
it was slow, quite noisy, and made a BIG mess.  The coffee gets a great 
static charge from grinding, and doesn't get to sit in a doser to 
dissipate the charge.  Therefore, the coffee flys EVERYWHERE while you 
are trying to direct it into the portafilter or other container.  It 
literally bounces right out of the container due to static charge.  The 
Innova may not have this issue, so take this only as a possible concern.
For the price, it's a great grinder, but beware you could have some 
static issues.  The other issues (speed, noise, etc) aren't really a big 
deal.  Oh, it's also a bit tougher to adjust grind with the worm gear 
arrangement.  Not difficult, but there are no numbers to guide you to 
repeatable spots.  Just use a pen or marker to mark favorite spots on 
the dial.
Chris
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3) From: Jim Schulman
It's an amazing grinder at $155. It's grind quality and adjustability is fully equal 
to any $400 or more commercial espresso grinder. I had one and can confirm the CG 
review on this.
I've since graduated to a Mazzer, purely for ergonomic reasons. The Innova is noisy, 
slow, and messy; it will take about a minute to grind and clear out jammed grinds from 
the  chute. If the noise and delay aren't problems, this grinder is certainly the way 
to go. If you can get your hands on the Demoka that Chris mentions (hard to find in 
the US), it's equally good (and equally loud, slow and messy).
Jim
On 14 Oct 2002 at 16:26, sho2go wrote:
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