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Rancilio Rocky - Scott Smith's Review
Posted: September 16, 2004, 12:44pm
review rating: 4.3
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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: 6.8
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 5
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $250.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: 1st-Line Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 years Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: An excellent grinder if you buy the doserless unit.
Positive Product Points

The rocky does an excellent job at consistent grinding, which is about 95% of what you care about in a grinder.  I have a cheap burr grinder that I use for coffee and the Rocky is for espresso, but I recently used the Rocky on some french press coffee and was surprised at how much better it was than the Bodum burr grinder.

Negative Product Points

The doser is a piece of sh*t.

Detailed Commentary

My doser broke a month after I bought the unit.  The parts on the doser are very flimsy, and you don't really want a doser for home use anyway since you are not regularly puling shots.    So, the Rocky is great at grinding but buy the new version that doesn't have a doser.  it didn't exist when I got mine.  Maybe they have improved the doser by now as well, mine is a couple years old.

I have also had problems with the unit getting clogged, no beans are dropping down.  I used to take it apart and clean it out now and then, but I had to do that too often and now I just hit the top with my fist while it is grinding and that keeps the beans moving through.   Wham! ... Wham!  .... Wham!

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