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Grinder for someone who is skint

Postby MW_SW19 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:58 pm

My poor very cheap (ex ebay) grinder met a rather nasty and also expensive end last night.

To cut a long story short the kitchen cabinet fell on top of it and totally destroyed the hopper.

Now I am going to have to shell out for the repairs to the kitchen and get a new grinder.

So am on the scrounge for any recommendations as to what grinder will be best for sub £50-£60 to tide me over until I can get a decent unit.

It will be used to brew french press, vac pot and filter cones.

Thanks in advance

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Postby al_bongo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:36 pm

Solis 166, aka Starbucks Barista grnder aka Dualit. The Baratza Maestro is the same grinder in a different shell.

I think the Starbucks is the cheapest, if it's still available, though prices seem to have rocketed since I see the others I mention are about £90

Definitely worth it.
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Postby davidbondy » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:50 pm

I am selling my Isomac Macinacaffe Professionale Grinder.. It cost me £120 two years ago from Another Coffee. today it is £140.

If you can run to £75 plus the postage (or you collect from Sawbridgeworth) then it is yours.

Let me know if you're interested. Best I can do I am afraid!

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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:11 am

Bit late on this Mark, but the Bodum outlet store (located in North Oxfordshire) was selling off 'Bistro' grinders for £20 a couple of weeks ago (rrp £60). They appear to be Solis 166 esque conical burr innards, and they also have a nice glass container that helps with reducing static retention. Excellent for brewed coffee. They will ship if you phone them. Just Google for Bodum Outlet Store Oxfordshire.
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Postby MW_SW19 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:36 pm

Thanks I'll give them a call, I picked up a cusinart ginder on ebay the other day but what they had neglected to mention was they had been using it for spices.

Not happy with that.
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Postby CakeBoy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:14 pm

No, indeed.
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Postby awlred » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:50 am

The best value for money if you're only producing a small amount of coffee would be a hand grinder, the Hario Skerton is under £40 and given quite good regard.
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Postby TrevorH » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:48 pm

Ditto on the Hario Skerton - well regarded hand grinder with good quality (conical?) burr blades. Not used one myself, but have heard good things. They are available on Square Mile's site. As a hand grinder, you need a bit of elbow grease I think - and best only for smaller amounts! But decent electric burr grinders for the same price (£40) don't exist ...except maybe 2nd hand if you're very lucky. :)
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Postby TrevorH » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:51 pm

CakeBoy wrote:Bit late on this Mark, but the Bodum outlet store (located in North Oxfordshire) was selling off 'Bistro' grinders for £20 a couple of weeks ago (rrp £60). They appear to be Solis 166 esque conical burr innards, and they also have a nice glass container that helps with reducing static retention. Excellent for brewed coffee. They will ship if you phone them. Just Google for Bodum Outlet Store Oxfordshire.


Ooo! sounds good! :D
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