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Rancilio Rocky - Michael Owen's Review
Posted: July 31, 2009, 9:05am
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Rancilio Rocky
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Arrow The Rancilio Rocky has 71 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Rocky has been rated 8.44 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Berhouz Abedian 9.00
John Roche 8.48
Sean Strugnell 8.44
Toto Di Torretta 8.14
Mark Prince 8.05

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 9
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $359.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: 1st-Line Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: None
Bottom Line: A grinder with plenty of power and grind settings.
Positive Product Points

This grinder has plenty of power to do the job for any coffee desired. The Rocky is well built and heavy. The stainless sides are a nice cosmetic feature.

Negative Product Points

Does not work at all with a pressurized portafilter.

Detailed Commentary

Purchased this grinder to use with my soon to be Silvia v3 (ordered today)
Currently I'm using a Starbucks Barista and with the pressurized portafilter, it won't fit into the doser.  Stupid me, I should have thought about this before I ordered the doser. Needless to say, the doserless would have been a better choice.  
I received this grinder yesterday and ground my first espresso beans today. What a great grinder.  Lots of power and tons of grinder settings. You sure can't go wrong with this grinder and I would not hesitate to recommend this grinder. However, I believe the doserless would be the better choice of a Rocky.

Buying Experience

Ordered from 1st-Line, good experience.  Received the grinder in less than a week and got the free shipping.  Would recommend 1st-Line to anyone.

Three Month Followup

After using the Rocky at least five times a week for the past 3 months, the Rocky is everything you could want in a well-built grinder.  After getting my Silvia v3 and dialing in the Rocky, it is a perfect match, producing some of the nicest crema you can imagine.  I am very happy with the Rocky and even the doser version.  I would not hesitate to buy another Rocky but might opt for the doserless next time.

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