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Rancilio Rocky - David Marley's Review
Posted: June 19, 2002, 11:17am
review rating: 6.4
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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
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
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: 8.0
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 9
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $240.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: whole latte love Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Solis Mulino
Bottom Line: A worthy grinder with only a few nuances to get around.
Positive Product Points

Heavy Duty Burr Set
Lots of information from users (see detailed)
Quiet operation
Uniform grind
matches Silvia very well

Negative Product Points

Dozer (as all articles have said before)
Clogging shute

Detailed Commentary

There is so much information on this grinder out there that is hard to provide any sort of "new content."  My biggest advice is to do the modification given on http://www.quiknet.com/~frcn/Coffee/HowToDoser.html
This really helped clean out the leftover grinds that the blades left behind.  I used to have to take my brush and after the intial clicks, I would sweep the remainder after each click till it was brushed into my portafilter.  I also have to sweep out the chute after every grind to keep the grinds from being stale.  All this wouldn't matter if I used the grinder every 30 min. but I only use it about 2-3 times a day.  Still a most excellent grinder!  I thought about the Innova because of the stepless design, but I am not that anal about adjusting.  I don't think I have a good enough palate to tell when it is only a "hair off" in flavor.  I like setting the grinder and only have to adjust rarely from different beans (Malibar Gold requires a finer grind for me).

Buying Experience

I pretty much just pointed and clicked on the wholelattelove site.  I knew what I wanted and didn't need any customer support.  It arrived after about 1 week.  (I'm on the west coast and it shipped from NY).

Three Month Followup

Still running strong.  I recommend you clean out the burns, about once a month.  Seems pretty good to me as I hate having to rezero it.  I guess i'm just lazy.

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