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Rancilio Rocky - Becky Grimsrud's Review
Posted: November 20, 2004, 2:47pm
review rating: 4.3
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Rancilio Rocky
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Arrow The Rancilio Rocky has 70 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Rocky has been rated 8.43 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.
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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: 7.8
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 7
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Faema Grinder
Bottom Line: Good grinder for the price, but do yourself a favour and go for top-of-the-line.
Positive Product Points

Small grinder, fits under counters.  Grinds uniformly and adjustments are quite small.

Negative Product Points

The doser leaves many grinds behind.  The grinder sometimes gets clogged.  Grinds very slow.

Detailed Commentary

I was definitely expecting more when I bought this grinder.  Granted, I had only used commercial grinders before, but I was still disappointed.  After using it awhile for espresso, I got fed up with it being so slow and leaving grinds to stale everywhere, and began to use it only for decaf and french press.  The problem with using it for french press I found was that it's really hard to adjust it back fine enough to make espresso.  You move it a few notches, grind some beans, move it a few more notches, grind some beans... by the time it's at a decent espresso grind, you've wasted 1/2 pound of beans!  

This grinder is definitely not all bad, though.  It grinds very uniformly with professional burrs.  Makes great espresso if you can get over some of these things I've mentioned.  If I had to do it all again, I'd jump right in and buy a mazzer, though.

Buying Experience

Pretty bad actually.  The ebay seller wasn't answering my emails and I discovered that he had pasted Rancilio Rocky information from Aabree onto his auction, complete with an Aabree email address and untrue details about the item.  This seller is no longer a member, so he must've had his account terminated.  I'm just glad I got my grinder!

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