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Kenwood burr coffee grinder

Postby Guest » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:42 pm

I'm on a fairly tight budget for a coffee bean grinder and found this one:

Kenwood CG600 Burr Mill Coffee Grinder 280g 100w (Black)

Anyone have one or care to comment? Although on a fairly pathetic budget, i wanted to go for a burr grinder as opposed to a 'chopper' and this is all I could find.

Any comments most welcome, thank you! :)
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Postby bainesy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:19 pm

Depends what you're grinding for - I very much doubt it would be up to grinding for espresso. Have a look at these pictures of burr sets to see the problem with cheaper grinders http://www.kwilson.fsnet.co.uk/burrs.htm.

It might do for drip/french press.

If you want good burrs for cheap bucks try the hand crank Zassenhauses.
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Postby Beanie » Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:23 pm

Have a look at this link: TMC Grinder Guide
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Postby ben_edwards » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:50 pm

looks like someone already tried it. See the amazon review (for those with nervous disposition (particularly spelling related) I should warn you that the content may not be suitable):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000 ... n=11052681

I used to use this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000 ... &s=kitchen

which was modified to grind finer (search alt.coffee). Was ok for the old el-cheapo machine but the gaggia classic had a thrombosis.
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Postby HughF » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:41 pm

The Dualit (aka Solis 166) can be had for c. £50 and it's fine for non-espresso use. It is a bit dearer though. It's mentioned on Ken Wilson's Web page as the 166 but I'm baffled that he calls it messy.

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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:59 pm

The Dualit mentioned by Hugh can be had for £42 at the Starbucks outlet store near me (it has a permanent 30% discount). It is the cheapest price I have seen for a remotely feasable espresso grinder. I am always happy to help if anyone wants one.
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:39 pm

Thanks for you inputs chaps :)

Think I'm going to go with the Dualit from Starbucks as it seems the best value for money. Fortunately, as I work in London, they are not in short supply around here! :)

Now. Just gotta find a decent coffee machine.....hmmmmmm :)
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Postby siliconslave » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:51 pm

HughF wrote:It's mentioned on Ken Wilson's Web page as the 166 but I'm baffled that he calls it messy.


i've had one for about 8 months and its not really messy, although my Dad also has one and it has a weird habit of chucking grinds out the front, even though theres no perceivable gap between the grind catcher thing and the machine!
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