jabone Senior Member Joined: 2 Nov 2013 Posts: 18 Location: Vancouver Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 10:15pm Subject: Help ID my Simonelli Grinder
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.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,153 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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, 8:21am 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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