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RonnieCorny
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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2006, 9:34pm
Subject: reasonable grinder in Singapore
 

I've been looking around for any reasonable grinder here in my neck of the woods...

so far, the only "burr" grinders that i've found in the shops are:
a) Braun KMM30
b) Delonghi KG59
c) Krups GVX2

all three are within the same price band...  

can anyone give any comment on any of these... are all these lousy? (i've seen some not-so-favorable comments about the Braun KMM30 and the Krups GVX2)  

I'm using a stovetop "espresso maker" moka-pot and so probably don't need a very fine grind...  on rare occasions, might make some espresson on my old vice-versa...

any help would be appreciated.


also, anyone in singapore could point out where i can get illy cups (I heard Euraco, but haven't gotten around to call them yet) or saeco or other espresso cups sets...  can't seem to find these in any department stores...

rgds,

- ron
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itinerant
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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2006, 1:01am
Subject: Re: reasonable grinder in Singapore
 

The KMM30 is junk, I've never heard of the other two. I'm not in Singapore, but ten seconds on Google is pulling up vendors that do sell real grinders in Singapore. This is one, I don't know anything about them, but they appear to sell Rocky & similar grinders. Look in the yellow pages.. I'm sure you can find other dealers as well. In the U.S. servicable grinders start around $70 & decent ones two or three times that. Light commercial grinders can be had for around $400 - $500. If you can't find something specific, then that could be mail ordered.


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AussieMark
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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2006, 6:32am
Subject: Re: reasonable grinder in Singapore
 

Drop me a mail at esther69@singnet.com.sg

I have a nuovo simonelli grinder the same as used by gelarie island wide.  Depends on your budget.  You can get rocky, la scala, actually what ever brand you want.

BTW the nuovo dealer also roasts weekly and is reasonably nice, you can also get green beans from him if you like.  I picked mine up as a shop demo for 600 plus.

hope this helps
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stanley_c_wong
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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2008, 5:24pm
Subject: Re: reasonable grinder in Singapore
 

RonnieCorny Said:

I've been looking around for any reasonable grinder here in my neck of the woods...

so far, the only "burr" grinders that i've found in the shops are:
a) Braun KMM30
b) Delonghi KG59
c) Krups GVX2

all three are within the same price band...  

can anyone give any comment on any of these... are all these lousy? (i've seen some not-so-favorable comments about the Braun KMM30 and the Krups GVX2)  

I'm using a stovetop "espresso maker" moka-pot and so probably don't need a very fine grind...  on rare occasions, might make some espresson on my old vice-versa...

any help would be appreciated.


also, anyone in singapore could point out where i can get illy cups (I heard Euraco, but haven't gotten around to call them yet) or saeco or other espresso cups sets...  can't seem to find these in any department stores...

rgds,

- ron

Posted March 19, 2006 link

Hi.  Your post was quite sometime back.  I was wondering how did your search go?

I am looking for a grinder in Singapore myself.  The Krups grinder seems to be the only burr grinder I've seen at multuple locations.  And it is under SGD$100.  Unfortunately the reviews of it is less than glowing.

I am looking for a new or second-hand grinder that hopefully will not cost more than $200.  Any ideas?

Ricmas at the German Center, IBP looks good but expensive.  

Stanley
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AfroToast
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 4:10am
Subject: Re: reasonable grinder in Singapore
 

I know I'm reviving a 7 year old thread, but as an owner of a Krups GVX2 grinder in Singapore, I felt like I owed the thread some input.

I received the grinder as a gift recently when I got started into espresso making, but quickly found that the grind was too coarse and inconsistent. There's a quick and easy mod to get around this. You can actually open up the burr and put in some aluminium foil, cut up into discs, to have the stationary burr rest closer to the 'business end', resulting in a finer grind.

I've managed to get a grind fine enough to choke up my machine through this method. It's a quick and easy modification and needs no special tools apart from an art knife (penknife will do, but you need more patience) and a screwdriver.

Not sure how helpful this is to anyone stumbling upon this thread, and I'm not completely confident that this is the best way to go, but if anyone needs more details just put in a reply and I'll try to help out.
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:14am
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You are doing the best you can with sub par machine.  Keep looking for a deal on a better grinder.  When you taste what you can get out of a good grinder you will never want to go back, promise.

 
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