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bwcasolo
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 3:59pm
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anyone have this grinder, 54 mm flat burrs, metal not plastic, look's decent for the price, thoughts please, thanks
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013, 6:11am
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I don't have nor have ever used one but it seems to be an OK starter espresso grinder, what do you want to know in specific?

 
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013, 7:09am
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bwcasolo Said:

anyone have this grinder, 54 mm flat burrs, metal not plastic, look's decent for the price, thoughts please, thanks

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You could read the reviews in the consumer review section.  

Beware they mix the I-1 with the I-2 and they are quite different inside although look outwardly identical.

I-2 not good (I had one).  

I-1 gets good reviews (never had one though)
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 6:34pm
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I have both. Ive since upgraded and am looking to get rid of them though. Anyway, the i1 has a review on here somewhere where its compared favorably to a Mazzer Mini and a Rossi RR45. I found it well suited to espresso and built quite well. Clumping is negligible, grind is consistent. The burr carriers are brass and some other metal, I would guess stainless steel, so they ought to stay solid. However, the doser is flimsy, and doesnt stand up to thwacking over time. Aside from the afterthought of a doser, its solid. The i2 uses Trespede conical burrs, which are mounted in resin. This worries some people but I see no real trouble in it, and it has held up equally well, except for, again, the doser.
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