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RoyceRuiz
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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 3:15pm
Subject: Anyone heard of a Fiorenzato?
 

I've been looking for a grinder locally on craigslist, hoping something good will pop up.  I don't know anything about this brand but it seems that this grinder is way under-priced.  Any thoughts?  Here is the link.
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Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013, 5:43am
Subject: Re: Anyone heard of a Fiorenzato?
 

The Fiorenzato Doge Conico is a commercial grade, stepless, 71 mm conical burr grinder with 350 rpm and a 2,000 g hopper, that costs around 1,099 (or $1,455) new. So it seems like a bargain. The grinder in the photo looks pretty worn, though.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013, 6:14am
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Good guess Nobby but I have had a few and it is a different grinder than what you found.

It is a stepped grinder. (note the button just to the left of center between the bean hopper and the doser, this is the lock button)I find that it does not single dose well, it has feed issues when single dosing. It works pretty well when the hopper has beans in it. Use a timer to get your dose rather than weighing the beans first. They are more common on the east coast of the U.S. than the west but I have had two or three over the years. They are a solid, metal bodied grinder.

I agree that one is well used, not a return by any means. Any used commercial grinder should have the burrs changed as a matter of course. Expect about $50 for them, give or take.

From the picture, that is a equipment wholesaler/salvage/auction house selling the grinder.

The price is not out of line for used depending on condition, They go from that price to twice that depending on condition and of course, you add burrs  and a lot of clean up time to the price too.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013, 8:17am
Subject: Re: Anyone heard of a Fiorenzato?
 

calblacksmith Said:

Good guess Nobby but I have had a few and it is a different grinder than what you found.

It is a stepped grinder. (note the button just to the left of center between the bean hopper and the doser, this is the lock button)I find that it does not single dose well, it has feed issues when single dosing. It works pretty well when the hopper has beans in it. Use a timer to get your dose rather than weighing the beans first. They are more common on the east coast of the U.S. than the west but I have had two or three over the years. They are a solid, metal bodied grinder.

I agree that one is well used, not a return by any means. Any used commercial grinder should have the burrs changed as a matter of course. Expect about $50 for them, give or take.

From the picture, that is a equipment wholesaler/salvage/auction house selling the grinder.

The price is not out of line for used depending on condition, They go from that price to twice that depending on condition and of course, you add burrs  and a lot of clean up time to the price too.

Posted August 30, 2013 link

Thanks, this is what I was looking for.  Not interested in buying a stepped grinder.
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Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013, 8:27am
Subject: Re: Anyone heard of a Fiorenzato?
 

Your welcome, It performs pretty well when used as I described. If that isn't what you are looking for, glad to help.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 30, 2013, 9:59am
Subject: Re: Anyone heard of a Fiorenzato?
 

that grinder is a fiorenzato T-80 very popular way back then,
this was made by the old fiorenzato, before change hands,
work horse
BUT so you know about 13 years ago a refurbish one used to sell for 250.00 (refurbished after a new set a burr, completely tested and spotless clean)

 
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