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Mattizzle
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Joined: 31 Mar 2005
Posts: 27
Location: St. Louis, MO
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Solis  Maestro
Drip: Technivorm KBT-741
Posted Wed Apr 27, 2005, 10:07pm
Subject: What a mess...
 

Okay coffee geeks.  I took your advice and bought the Technivorm KBT 741 and the Solis MaestroT Classic Conical Burr Grinder.  The coffee is great, but the grinder is a pain!  The grinding itself is fine, but when I remove the cylinder containing the ground beans a vigorous static charge peppers my kitchen with coffee.  

Needless to say this lowered the "wife approval factor" by at least 50%.  B)

Any suggestions on how to curtail this behavior?

-M
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nickcho
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Location: Redwood City, CA
Expertise: Pro Barista

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Vac Pot: yes
Drip: drop
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Posted Wed Apr 27, 2005, 10:52pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

Take a sheet of Bounce (fabric softener) and rub it all over the grinder, inside and out.

Yeah, it might make your coffee taste funny, but I know all about that "W.A.F."  It might be worth it. :-P

 
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PJK
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Joined: 21 Jan 2002
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Location: Shingle Springs CA
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Espresso: Rancillo Silvia, Tonic...
Grinder: Modified Rocky, Elma side...
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Drip: Melitta BCM 4  +Some old...
Roaster: Hottop, Modified Z&D,...
Posted Wed Apr 27, 2005, 11:12pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

You might try lining the inside of the grounds hopper with aluminum foil or better yet measure the hopper and make a new one out of metal.

Phil

 
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bxntrk
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Joined: 5 Mar 2004
Posts: 496
Location: Central Kansas, USA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: S'Bucks Barista
Grinder: Rocky DL, Bunn G1, Solis M+
Drip: Presto Scandinavian
Roaster: Hot Top, RK Drum on the way
Posted Thu Apr 28, 2005, 1:46pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

Mattizzle Said:

Okay coffee geeks.  I took your advice and bought the Technivorm KBT 741 and the Solis MaestroT Classic Conical Burr Grinder.  The coffee is great, but the grinder is a pain!  The grinding itself is fine, but when I remove the cylinder containing the ground beans a vigorous static charge peppers my kitchen with coffee.  

Needless to say this lowered the "wife approval factor" by at least 50%.  B)

Any suggestions on how to curtail this behavior?

-M

Posted April 27, 2005 link

What's the difference between a "KBT-741" and a "KB-741?  I was looking at the Technivorm line at Sweet Maria's and didn't see the "KBT."  

Where did you get yours?

Patti
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Mattizzle
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Posts: 27
Location: St. Louis, MO
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Solis  Maestro
Drip: Technivorm KBT-741
Posted Thu Apr 28, 2005, 2:16pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

bxntrk Said:

What's the difference between a "KBT-741" and a "KB-741?  I was looking at the Technivorm line at Sweet Maria's and didn't see the "KBT."  

Where did you get yours?

Patti

Posted April 28, 2005 link

I ordered mine from boyds.com.  I don't know what the difference is, I did a copy->paste of the model name from the Technivorm website because I knew if I misentered it someone in this forum would point it out!  Thank you for proving me right ;)

Anyway, I wondered the same thing... I was pretty sure mine was a KB-741, but when I saw it was listed as KBT on the TV website I figured I was wrong.  For what it is worth, the picture of the KBT on the TV site looks just like mine.

-M
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CafeCubano
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Joined: 16 Jul 2004
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Location: Pasadena, CA
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Espresso: Olympia Cremina
Grinder: Mini Mazzer
Vac Pot: Cona D
Drip: Chemex, Single Filter
Roaster: Modified Poppery II.
Posted Thu Apr 28, 2005, 2:26pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

bxntrk Said:

What's the difference between a "KBT-741" and a "KB-741?  I was looking at the Technivorm line at Sweet Maria's and didn't see the "KBT."  

Where did you get yours?

Patti

Posted April 28, 2005 link

I believe the "T" is for the Thermal carafe model, and the regular KB-741 is a glass carafe model (regular Clubline model).

I could be wrong... so check with Boyd's or someplace before placing an order.
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Mattizzle
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Location: St. Louis, MO
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Grinder: Solis  Maestro
Drip: Technivorm KBT-741
Posted Thu Apr 28, 2005, 2:34pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

nickcho Said:

Take a sheet of Bounce (fabric softener) and rub it all over the grinder, inside and out.

Yeah, it might make your coffee taste funny, but I know all about that "W.A.F."  It might be worth it. :-P

Posted April 27, 2005 link

Okay, let me see if I have this straight...  My W.A.F. is already at a feeble 50% and you want me to tell my wife that the (already frowned-upon) $300 coffee maker and grinder is going to produce coffee that is "funny tasting"?  Well... at least my coffee will be snuggly soft and spring fresh.  B)

Clever thought though - thanks!

-M
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Mattizzle
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Location: St. Louis, MO
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Solis  Maestro
Drip: Technivorm KBT-741
Posted Thu Apr 28, 2005, 2:36pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

CafeCubano Said:

I believe the "T" is for the Thermal carafe model, and the regular KB-741 is a glass carafe model (regular Clubline model).

I could be wrong... so check with Boyd's or someplace before placing an order.

Posted April 28, 2005 link

I guess I was correct in listing mine as the KBT741; mine does have the thermal carafe.

-M
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Mattizzle
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Location: St. Louis, MO
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Solis  Maestro
Drip: Technivorm KBT-741
Posted Thu Apr 28, 2005, 2:37pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

PJK Said:

You might try lining the inside of the grounds hopper with aluminum foil or better yet measure the hopper and make a new one out of metal.

Phil

Posted April 27, 2005 link

The aluminum foil solution sounds logical, and more feasible than making my own metal replacement.  I'll give it a shot!

-Matt
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2ounce
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2ounce
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Location: NJ
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Grinder: Rocky
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Roaster: I-Roast, Toastmaster
Posted Thu Apr 28, 2005, 6:49pm
Subject: Re: What a mess...
 

I have also heard you can try computer static wipes like these below. They also have "antistatic" mat gizmos as well. Hopefully, the static should be less once summer kicks in.

good luck


http://www.anti-staticmat.com/ComputerAcccessories.htm

 
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