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Budget Burr Grinders


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#31 minas6907

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:48 PM

I'm also for the Capresso Infinity. I got one when a friend of mine gave me his Coffee Gaggia, and the thing works wonderfully for grinding espresso, also has a wide variety of grind settings.

#32 larryroohr

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:20 AM

An inexpensive option are some of the manual grinders. I have this one from Orphan Espresso:

http://www.orphanesp...der_p_2299.html

It's 75$ and makes an excellent espresso grind. Takes about 2 minutes to grind out a double shot.

I converted mine over to a pepper grinder just this morning, amazed at the volume of pepper it cranks out and the top compartment holds a lot of peppercorns, so even if you upgrade in the future there are good things to do with these.

#33 Catherine Iino

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

I just got a Capresso infinity, and it grinds beautifully. My question is, do you-all really clean out the grinder mechanism after each use? I just know that's not going to happen in my house.

#34 rotuts

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:23 AM

in the past Ive cleaned mine once a week, on the week-ends. The cleaned grinder results in 'brighter' coffee.

#35 Catherine Iino

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Thanks. That sounds doable.

#36 Hassouni

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

I have a Hario Skerton, which is great, but man, first thing in the morning, I do NOT want to be manually grinding beans. I have a Zojirushi electric boiler, so the water is ready to go when I wake up. I want my beans to be ready within a few seconds, not a couple minutes.

 

I do not make espresso, so precision fine grinding is not a concern. Is there a decent electric burr grinder in the $50ish range? Most of what I've seen on Amazon in that range hasn't been too highly rated.



#37 chileheadmike

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

I've had my Cuisinart burr grinder for years. I think I paid 50 bucks for it. Works well, no complaints.

http://www.amazon.co...c/dp/B00018RRRK
That's the thing about opposum inerds, they's just as tasty the next day.

#38 alanz

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

I adapted a battery powered drill/screwdriver to turn my Kyocera (same as the Skerton) grinder.

It's trivial to do it, and makes using the grinder a pleasure.

After I came up with the modification, I saw that someone else had the same idea and had already posted it on YouTube.

I'm taking it one step further, but his mod might give you some ideas.  Take a look at his video.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=xohgxk4sG3A


Edited by alanz, 07 February 2014 - 02:43 PM.

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#39 rotuts

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

either of these will suit your purposes.

 

i had a similar Braun a billion years ago

 

but Ive moved on and roast my own  on the Alexia PID:

 

just keep them clean

 

at BB$B

 

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http://www.bedbathan...e burr grinders

 

 

 

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#40 Hassouni

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

That Cuisinart one never seems to get more than 3 stars. But that Capresso one looks interesting...



#41 jayt90

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

My Baratza Virtuoso failed after 6 years of daily use, and it was worthwhile to have it serviced for $100 including shipping two ways.

While it was gone, I used a Zassenhaus manual grinder, but that was too much bleary eyed morning effort, so I tried the VitaMix, and it worked splendidly. 

Despite the extreme power of 4 blades, the coffee was not overheated. It takes 11 seconds for drip, and 14 seconds for espresso. The bowl becomes slightly opaque,  but no matter, everything in my kitchen looks well used. V-M will be my spare grinder forever!