Posted Fri Jul 23, 2004, 5:00am Subject: Re: New Gaggia MDF for 130 dollars, should I jump all over this?
I modified my MDF a while ago and now I am quite happy with it. (search for "my Gaggia MDF modification , almost stepless" ) It is a very robust grinder giving very good results however the distance between two adjustment steps are just huge. This makes it for some beans almost impossible to dial in. For this reason I would not buy it again. If you are not changing your beans often than for that price I think you should go for it. Ciao ... Akin
m00dy Senior Member Joined: 12 Jul 2004 Posts: 2 Location: Perth W.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Fri Jul 23, 2004, 9:14am Subject: Re: New Gaggia MDF for 130 dollars, should I jump all over this?
I made one mistake and that was buying the MDF even though sometimes i can get a good espresso out of it I find the grind to be too here and too there for my liking. I guess like most people at the end of the day all I wanna do is sit down and have that good last short black before going to bed.
Posted Fri Jul 23, 2004, 9:43am Subject: Re: New Gaggia MDF for 130 dollars, should I jump all over this?
It's a good price for that grinder. I use mine with a Solis SL70 and couldn't be happier. Between Starbucks, Vivace, and 2 different beans from Intelligensia, all decaf, it's done very well. There have been a couple of times were I felt a half step may have put me at the ideal grind setting, but I consider that to be just a minor complaint. I hope mine lasts a very long time.
I don't know anything about the vendor and the place i bought mine from (Cora) has since run out. Looks like a good price on a great grinder considering that the new ones are selling for $230-270. I'm very happy with mine: 60mm burrs and 1/3HP low speed motor :-)
expobar Senior Member Joined: 25 Mar 2004 Posts: 3,003 Location: .
Posted Fri Jul 23, 2004, 4:18pm Subject: Re: New Gaggia MDF for 130 dollars, should I jump all over this?
I have that site bookmarked, but i'm kind of skeptical about it. I don't know why, but I can't seem to trust the site or the product. Probably because i haven't heard of any experience with the store, and i dont like the lack of instructions on it.
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