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HB
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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 5:04pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mini Mazzer Shootout ! **
 

Thanks for the report!  I assume that the difference was significant enough that a blindfolded test was unnecessary?  OK, let's say I'm convinced to upgrade.  Upgrade to what?  There is a lingering question about the demise of the Mini Mazzer w/switch (when?) and its successor, the Mazzer Mini E (?).

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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 5:10pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mini Mazzer Shootout ! **
 

Slightly different situation here: 14 months ago I paid 145 quid for a stainless Rocky, yesterday I forked out 300 quid inc VAT & postage for a Mini.

I think that's about 250US difference. Should cure the upgrade fever for a while though.

 
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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 5:16pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mazzer Mini Shootout ! **
 

Coolandmellow Said:

Slightly different situation here: 14 months ago I paid 145 quid for a stainless Rocky, yesterday I forked out 300 quid inc VAT & postage for a Mini.

I think that's about 250US difference. Should cure the upgrade fever for a while though.

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I hear ya Ian,

The conversion from US to Canadian dollars was a big bite of money also.
Pictured below is the Mini-e (Electronic).

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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 5:16pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mini Mazzer Shootout ! **
 

Dan, could it be the Mini Electronic?

Check out www.mazzer.com

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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 5:19pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mazzer Mini Shootout ! **
 

Coolandmellow Said:

Dan, could it be the Mini Electronic?

Check out www.mazzer.com

Ian

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Also when you're on the Mazzer website, click on the Mini to view the switch model.Then click on the QTVR 3-D rotation, & you'll then see the timer model.

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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 5:26pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mazzer Mini  Shootout ! **
 

dan_kehn Said:

Thanks for the report!  I assume that the difference was significant enough that a blindfolded test was unnecessary?  OK, let's say I'm convinced to upgrade.  Upgrade to what?

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Dan,

I didn't blindfold myself {:-D but the difference in taste was very noticable.Much sweeter tasting! You'd notice the taste difference, a little more pronounced than say Coke vs Pepsi in a blindfold taste test! LOL!!

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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 5:57pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mini Mazzer Shootout ! **
 

Craig and Ian,

Ah yes, now I understand.  I should have thought to go to the website.  Here's the short description:

Grinder-doser MINI ELECTRONIC

Stepless micrometrical grinding adjustment
Electronic device to select the dose. It grinds on demand. Every dose of coffee is fresh. Single and double dose with independent adjustment.

Wow, that's mighty cool.  The best of a doser and doserless.  But an extra $200, ouch!  Curious how it measures on volume and not weight, but I suppose that's easier to do.  Of course, that begs the question: Mazzer Mini w/Switch or Mazzer Mini E?  :-o

In for a dime, in for a dollar...

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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2003, 6:50pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mazzer Mini Shootout ! **
 

Pic of my Mini Mazzer & Stainless Steel Rocky.

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Posted Sun Jun 8, 2003, 1:52pm
Subject: Re: ** Rocky SS Doser  vrs  Mini Mazzer Shootout ! **
 

I have used both. Yes, the Mazzer edges out the Rocky slightly on a few categories. The Rocky is an excellent home grinder. It is easy to use, and for the vast vast majority of home users will be a great grinder. When the Mini is more than $150 to $200 more than the Rocky, I don't think it will be worth the difference.

 
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Posted Fri Jul 4, 2003, 6:30am
Subject: Mazzer versus Rocky settings?
 

I guess the price scare worked, I took the bait and bought a Mini Mazzer... now a question related to this thread:  What is the approximate mapping of Rocky to Mazzer settings?  I usually grind with Rocky in the 3-6 range (my Rocky's zero point is truly zero).  I tried my first shot with the Mazzer and choked the shot royally, spitting most into the overflow tube.  Not pretty.  :-o

I have no feel for the fineness scale for Mazzer.  I started at absolute zero, most members suggest that is the right number.  The manual, as usual, isn't very enlightening.  Suggestions?

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