calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,811 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013, 4:37am Subject: Re: Just got my Mazzer mini E (type B) - one nervous question:
Just a very wild guess here, there may be different safety standards for home vs commercial appliances?
I know it is true for things like range tops and ovens, commercial appliances do not have insulation or as much insulation so the sides get very hot, also, commercial ovens and ranges use standing pilot flames where home appliances do not allow these anymore for new units. The venting requirements are also very different for the gasses produced.
What is different with a grinder ?
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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013, 10:45am Subject: Re: Just got my Mazzer mini E (type B) - one nervous question:
It's probably just a very loooooong stop on the remote risk of any product liability. In the unlikely event anyone is injured using their equipment the manufacturer can point to the obligation on the part of a business owner/operator to ensure it is safely installed conforming to all local regs., that staff are trained in its use, and ensure they operate equipment safely.
In the home, depending on local regulations, we may not all follow some of the commercial installation requirements like bonding to an equipotential node, which is required in the EU. (there's a terminal for this under the base of the grinder).
My espresso machine instructions tell me that as well as needing to be a competent person to use it, I may not use it "while children are in the vicinity" I'll look both ways up and down the street to check in future.
My Technivorm says it may only be used by someone who has read all of the instructions (in 5 languages ?)
Do they still stick that "hot" label on e61 groupheads ?
bottom line to the OP - don't worry - it's far safer than sticking your hand into a blender ;o)
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