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jabone
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 11:15pm
Subject: Help ID my Simonelli Grinder
 

Hello,

Long time espresso drinker. New to the hobby. I picked this grinder up on craigs list. I thought it was an MDX but unfortunately it is not. Please help me id it. Is this grinder any good or should i attempt to get my money back.

Thanks,

Jordan

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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 11:15pm
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Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
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Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 7:17am
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In my personal view, it has more than a passing kinship to the RR45.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 7:59am
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Thanks your right. I read an rr45 on the base so that's what this is. I paid 300. Is this an OK unit or should I try to get my money back.
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Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 9:21am
Subject: Re: Help ID my Simonelli Grinder
 

They are commercial grinders, the steps are kind of wide but an aux index wheel might be able to be found.
$300 is on the high side but if in good working condition and with new burrs it can be an OK price. Dirty and needing new burrs, $100 to $150 on Craigslist.

I have had a few pass through my hands, they are well made. I guess, my personal opinion, I would rather have one of those than a Vario but then I like commercial over home gear.  It comes down to you, what can be found near you. It  is a workhorse but as I said, you  need to work around the wide steps. New burrs are in the $45 US range.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:13pm
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Yeah it just looks really dirty!  I've read the RR45's are good commercial grinders.  I'm the same. I prefer commercial for home use.  Definitely buy some new burrs just to avoid the headache I think.  

Astra M group in Toronto has them Click just shoot them en email with the product code "31- 1251011 ".

Other places have it in the U.S

Espressoparts.com
Cafeparts

If you decide to go with the 2 U.S links I'd grab some other stuff like cleaners and such to make the shipping worth while.
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