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knock out drawer

Postby sally » Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:39 pm

hi does anyone know where the best place to get a stainless steel knock out drawer is? I'm wanting one for as cheap as possible :lol:
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Postby AlanP » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:00 pm

Hi
I've always considered these an expensive unnecessary accessory,try saying that quickly 3 times :)
As a start though try HERE
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Postby Davec » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:23 pm

AlanP wrote:Hi
I've always considered these an expensive unnecessary accessory,try saying that quickly 3 times :)
As a start though try HERE


I used to think so as well, but 4 months ago I decided to put prejudice aside and try one. The other reason was when servicing my waste discposal, I found that emptying 12 years of coffee grinds down there had not done it a lot of good!

I used to flick the majority into the bid, but this meant you needed a wettish puck to successfully fling it out.

I now use a knock box and would never go back to my old ways, and when the drawers full, just take it out and empty onto the garden or compost heap....bliss. Yes for 23 years I have missed out on the simple pleasure of a knock box!!!

Also check out http://www.bellabarista.co.uk/

they sell the Quick Mill ones (which I have, I stand my Mazzer on it), but they also make their own in different sizes and types.
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Postby Gouezeri » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:27 pm

Almost Alan :wink:
for those wishing to look at the "drawers" of our five legged mule, try HERE
Always thought that drawers were a bit expensive myself, though they do have their uses, especially if you have a drawer for tools and another for spent pucks.
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Postby AlanP » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:04 pm

gouezeri wrote:Almost Alan :wink:


Mixing my boxers with my drawers :)
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Postby Gouezeri » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:08 pm

coulda sworn the only knockouts round here were beany and joey :wink:
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Postby Steve » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:51 pm

here here :) but dont forget our other lovly lady's :)
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Postby Bertie_Doe » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:54 pm

Guest wrote
hi does anyone know where the best place to get a stainless steel knock out drawer is? I'm wanting one for as cheap as possible

Not stainless but it is cheap. In an earlier thread Matts got one of these for Xmas
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Postby espressomattic » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:49 pm

Hmmm I'm too simplistic, just bang 'em straight into the little compost bin I have and empty every couple of days...But then that's me all over really...not comments please Benay/Cakey!!
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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:43 pm

I'm with compo :wink: . I have a Grindenstein from Australia. Just the right size and easily emptied after each session before rinsing under the tap. The Mirthful Mule does have a great selection of boxes for those wanting something a little shinier :D .
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Postby sally » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:58 am

thanks guys this has been really helpful :)

This place is cool. who was that person who had a thread venting so much anger?? They really needed their coffee!
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Postby Steve » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:26 am

LOL it happens :)
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Postby monkey66 » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:33 am

I bang them into the sink and run plenty of water, there was nothing in the U-bend last time I had it off (to retrive a shower screen screw).... is this bad?
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Postby Steve » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:40 am

Not at all, but knockout draws do have there uses if you making more than one. Also a good place to put grounds from the doser that you dont want.

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Postby neocelt » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:28 pm

Hey guys, I was a little surprised not to see anyone suggest the obvious: If cost is a concern, make your own! Express yourself! A whole host of containers that were originally intended for other uses are readily adapted to a new role as a knock box. I've dragooned everything from neatly-ornamented stainless steel covered sugar bowls and serving dishes to funky retro ice buckets shaped like penguins! You can pick up an appropriate container at the local thrift shop for a song and make the conversion by adding a hardwood dowel rod sleeved with rubber hose. So why not try thinking outside the (knock) box?

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