nyc_crema Senior Member Joined: 13 Oct 2004 Posts: 1,617 Location: New York City Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Alexia (2010), Silvia (2004) Grinder: Mazzer Mini (2004)
Posted Wed Sep 5, 2012, 1:43pm Subject: Mazzer Mini - when to replace burrs
Hello Coffegeek experts -
I bought a 8 years ago and have not had a single problem with it and absolutely love it. I use it for 2-4 espressos per day as a normal home enthusiast would do. I am wondering when (or if) I should change the burrs. I clean it with grindz irregularly.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,317 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:44am Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini - when to replace burrs
Aside from that advice, remove the upper burr carrier and if you can feel the edge of the burr dig into your finger nail, then you are likely OK, if your nail just slides over the edges of the burrs, think seriously about changing them.
I have seen lots of commercial machines from commercial service with burrs duller than a butter knife and the grinder was still grinding coffee, not near the quality it was capable of but grinding none the less. The point is, the grinder will grind coffee even if the burrs are shot. Bad burrs give you bad grounds, New burrs are about $50, how much is good coffee worth?
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