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Rancilio Rocky - Mark Harris's Review
Posted: October 24, 2001, 6:52pm
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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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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: 9.2
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: The Rocky costs more than many are willing  to pay.  But like so many things in the marketplace,  you get what you pay for:  Reliability and Quality.
Positive Product Points

Naturally the huge grind range and monster/quiet grinding mechanism is the big virture.

Negative Product Points

Doser leaves something to be desired but unless you do just espresso, its not a show stopper.  And then you will tolerate the thing because of the great performance and other features.

Detailed Commentary

Wholelattelove.com sold this for $240 and ‘free‘ shipping.  Its their new stainless version and unless you have a counter arraingement where the sides are quite visible, then go $20 less with another finish.

Earlier I used a cheap blade grinder(virtually useless) and a starbucks burr grinder (was grinding for a ten minute period and the thing burned up).  Then came the Rocky and all was well.

Although this machine is probably used most by low volume users, it is really a high volume unit(my opinion).  So when you grind only a drink or two worth of beans, then you wonder why there even is a doser and doser resevoir.  That mechanism appears to me to be set up for a bunch of deliveries.

There is no static discharge of ground beans that the  starbucks unit shot my way.  And, the thing is so quiet, I grind beans in the mornings with the wife still in bed and never get a complaint.  Its heavy and will stay put.  If you need to move it regularly, go buy something else.

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