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slofox
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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013, 8:28pm
Subject: Sunbeam Grinders
 

I have "borrowed" from my daughter, a Sunbeam burr grinder (EM 480 I think...maybe...).

Now according to the books, they do a good job of grinding. But I wonder if the reviews I have read are produced by people who actually know anything about grinders and espresso or whether they are just talking garbage.

So. What are the informed opinions out there? Anyone got any ideas? IS the grind size consistent? Etc - all the usual.

All opinions will be duly perused.

Thanks.
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 1:12am
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Hi, if it is the EMO480 they do an OK job of grinding for espresso.It would be classified as a high end domestic grinder, they have their limitations in terms of build quality, consistency, longevity and number of grind settings (too few) If you want to move up from there you would be looking at low end Prosumer grinders or commercial grinders.If you'd like some recomendations, send me an e-mail (i'm in NZ too)
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 2:05am
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kitt2000 Said:

Hi, if it is the EMO480 they do an OK job of grinding for espresso.It would be classified as a high end domestic grinder, they have their limitations in terms of build quality, consistency, longevity and number of grind settings (too few) If you want to move up from there you would be looking at low end Prosumer grinders or commercial grinders.If you'd like some recomendations, send me an e-mail (i'm in NZ too)

Posted January 7, 2013 link

Thanks Kitt2000. I am well acquainted with build quality issues of Sunbeam products (DAMHIK). In fact I will never buy another Sunbeam product as long as I live. Their customer service is just as...ermm...better not say on here...

You can recommend here if you want to. But if not I will email.

Thanks again.
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 6:48am
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Sunbeam does not have a very big market share in the U.S. very few of us have even seen a Sunbeam product (espresso) let alone used one.

 
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slofox
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:05pm
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calblacksmith Said:

Sunbeam does not have a very big market share in the U.S. very few of us have even seen a Sunbeam product (espresso) let alone used one.

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Nah, well they're Orstraaa'ian eh? So a beet localised down 'ere in the Sarf Pacifeek...(to be said with an Aussie accent...)
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