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CoffeeRoastersClub
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Posted Sun Jul 21, 2013, 9:09am
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Burner0000 Said:

You have been able to grind for your Pavoni with this thing?  That's impressive!

Posted July 21, 2013 link

Impressive?  No.  Amazing?  Yes.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Jul 21, 2013, 9:24am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

I have owned the Breville Smart Grinder for a few years now and have never had any issues except for the every now and then stuck bean.  I have used it successfully with french press, drip, moka pot, and my lever pavoni espresso machine.  Some may not like the Breville but it has treated me well.  It is easy to use and I find its digital readout a plus.  It is available on amazon now for $199.95 shipped for free.  Regular price is $250.

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

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Agree, from my research, that this is a good one, but does not fit in my small, urban kitchen!  Too tall.
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Posted Sun Jul 21, 2013, 9:39am
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tanninbomb Said:

Agree, from my research, that this is a good one, but does not fit in my small, urban kitchen!  Too tall.

Posted July 21, 2013 link

Maybe the Breville BCG450XL Conical Burr Grinder Click Here (www.amazon.com) is worth a look.  It is shorter.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 5:35am
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I have also had very good luck with the Breville Smart grinder.  I use mine with a pump machine and have been able to dial in on all except one SO bean that I have tried.  That being said, I do not think the BCG450XL is the same caliber grinder.  I have not used it myself, but from what I understand it just isn't the same.

On the topic of hand grinders, I just picked up a porlex mini to use at work with my aeropress and it does a great job for press and espresso grinding.  It's quite a bit of work to grind for a double shot with SO El Salvador beans I have right now, but the grinds are nicer than what I get out of my Smart Grinder.
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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 5:55am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Maybe the Breville BCG450XL Conical Burr Grinder Click Here (www.amazon.com) is worth a look.  It is shorter.

Len

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I coulda scored one of these for $45 on ebay. :(  Missed it.
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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 3:16pm
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Check out Baratza's website, they often have refurbished deals. You can probably find a fantastic grinder for ~$200.
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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 6:59am
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I strongly discourage the smart grinder. The Ledo seems like the best bet. I use the Hario Slim and its not compentent for espresso or french press. Just kind of use it for aeropress or drip.
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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 7:17pm
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Unfortunately, if you want the Lido, you'll have to wait until october for the Lido 2, they stopped making the current version.

More explanations here:

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