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billgrinds
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:02pm
Subject: Everything grinder?
 

Hi everyone! 1st post!
Could I get a grinder for espresso and drip?
Other than a Baratza. Are they the only company for an all around grind?
Thank,
Bill
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 1:40pm
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

They are the only ones who have figured out how to get both ends of the spectrum to be good. Many grinders say they can do it all but either they are better at espresso or drip/press. Each end requires different KINDS of grinding, good luck in searching for another maker.

BTW, what is it that you don't like about baratza?

 
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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:12pm
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

Well, if not Baratza, there's always this.

 
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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:19pm
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

Well, if not Baratza, there's always this.

Posted February 10, 2013 link

Just saw one of those on ebay yesterday sitting at $600. Watched SCGs video on it- not a bad looking grinder.
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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2013, 6:47am
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

It looks like either the OP did not get the answer they wanted or we scared them away :O

 
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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:36pm
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

Nothing out there other than a Baratza.

 
Less water, more grounds.
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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013, 2:41am
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

The best solution for me. Two grinders.

For espresso: Ascaso I-2 at $239.20 or the even more economical Ascaso i-mini I-2 at $229.00
For the rest: Capresso Infinity $89.00
Total: $318.00 - $328.20

Absolutely comparable cost to that of Baratza Preciso $299.00

 
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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013, 1:40pm
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

greekespresso Said:

For the rest: Capresso Infinity $89.00

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I've had a Cuisinart DBM-8 for a long time, and it seems that the Capresso Infinity is similar enough (flat burr) that it wouldn't be worth the trouble of replacing my old Cuisinart.

I wonder if there is really that much of an improvement from the Cuisinart DBM-8 to the Infinity.  What's your take?
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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013, 1:51pm
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

calblacksmith Said:

BTW, what is it that you don't like about baratza?

Posted February 9, 2013 link

I am guessing their quality control problems.  The only negative thing about them as far as I can imagine.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013, 2:14pm
Subject: Re: Everything grinder?
 

CheapBastid Said:

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I wonder if there is really that much of an improvement from the Cuisinart DBM-8 to the Infinity.  What's your take?

Posted February 15, 2013 link

No idea to be honest as I drink only espresso.

For me the grinder makes a big difference in espresso making where the grinder does more things than just grinding. It is really a part of the process. For the other brew methods plays a much less significant role. So if the Cuisinart DBM-8 serves you well I do not see any point of going for the Capresso. Honestly, if I knew the  Cuisinart DBM-8 and its price I might have used this one in my example above. My point was why someone to look for one multi-purpose grinder and not for two where the non-espresso grinder is the low price one.

PS In my example the $89.99 Capresso that google landed me has conical burrs.

 
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