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Topic: Has anyone tried the Isomac grinder, and with what results? (4 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Angelo
I'm currently in the market for an espressly espresso grinder, and one of 
those in the mix is an Isomac Gran Macinni(sp?). The specs,as well as the 
grinder and the price, look good. Anyone have any experience with this one.
I'm really hoping that the rumor of a doserless Rocky is true...That would 
seem to be the best of all worlds......
Ciao,
Angelo
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2) From: Jim Schulman
The one I tried may have been defective, but I doubt it. The grinder is 
underpowered (100 watt motor) and needs a completely full hopper to feed the 
beans. Moreover, for espresso, the burrs touch and the machine screeches 
like a banshee (or at least how I imagine a banshee would screech). To make 
my day complete, it took about a minute and a half of this to get through a 
double espresso gind. Talk about instant upgrade to something else!
The Innova conical doserless at about $150 is a much better grinder for 
espresso.
On 1 Nov 2002 at 11:33, Angelo wrote:
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3) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
"I'm currently in the market for an espressly espresso grinder, and one of
those in the mix is an Isomac Gran Macinni(sp?)."
Angelo,
I am also in the market for an "espressly espresso grinder" and after a LONG
research came to the conclusion that the best affordable grinder for home
use is the Mazzer Mini Electronics which was available in limited quantities
and is sold out, probably until early next year. The Isomac you have
mentioned seems to have too many faults -- read some reviews.
I think it is worth waiting few months for the Mazzer ME -- I do not want
"buy now and be sorry".
Regards, Lubos
P.S. We are quite happy with our Miss Téa -- Isomac Tea espresso machine.
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4) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
Let me add, Angelo, that one of the reasons I have decided to wait for the
Mazzer ME is that it will be available from Sweet Maria's. Tom considers the
Mazzer Mini Electronics to be "an impressive machine". Read again what Tom
wrote about it on Wed Oct 30 12:04:25 2002:
"Yes, actually ... I looked over a test unit. Its really an impressive
machine, and unless my favorite company Ditting decides to make a
home mill, its certainly the best espresso mill I have seen. I
realize by reading a lot of recent discussion that going "whole hog"
and buying a really good piece of equipment like this really does
make sense in the long run, and trying to offer the Maestro as the
only solution for all grinding  is not very logical. And before
adding a espresso specific mill, I sourced a good blade mill too. The
fact is, blade mills really have their place, especially for filter
drip brewing that effectively makes up for the blades whacking the
coffee into uneven pieces.  But like the old bell telephone, these
mills are a helluva good design!
Tom"
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