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OttoMatic
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 8:15pm
Subject: Mahlkoenig K30 Vario
 

Hi there --

I'm looking for suggestions.  I'm currently considering the K30 Vario as an upgrade from the Mazzer Mini-E .  My complaints with the Mini-E are:  1) clumps, 2) slow, 3) grind retention, 4) kinda noise (much, much, less important).

As far as I can tell, the K30 Vario is a strong choice.  What else is there at the price of < $2K that I should be considering?  I'd like to keep it short enough to keep it under the cabinets (which I understand the K30 will do, with the short hopper).

All advice will be considered.   Of course, methods to solve my issues with the Mini-E at at the top of my list (at, presumably, a lower cost as compared to the K30).

Thank you.
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 6:48am
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Hello, I have made this exact upgrade from a Mazzer Mini E type B to a Mahlkonig K30 Vario.  For me, the timer is a big plus.  Much more precise than the Mazzer.  For noise, I dont think you will find a more silent grinder than the K30.  For clumping, the grind from the K30 is so much fluffy the few clump will break really easily. I am really happy with this upgrade and since that time, I havent have the upgrade bug.   You can check my Mahlkonig review for more detail.  Sorry for the so so english, I am a french speaking.  Sylvain
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 8:16am
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There is a K30 for sale in the Buy Sell Trade forum.  As of today it is a couple of pages back.

Jon
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OttoMatic
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 11:05am
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Thanks, guys.  I'm actually working on getting that grinder in the BST forums right now.  

Sylvain -- I saw you posts on adapting the Mini-E hopper, as well as cutting down the tall hopper.  Good info.  I'll have to do something similar.
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 9:42pm
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Have a look at this thread http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/grinders/622750.
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