How many grinders does a woman need?

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Postby JulieJayne » Tue May 25, 2010 5:08 pm

Lambo wrote:Well, you do have a slight excuse JJ, being in the business. She Who Drinks Coffee isn't and doesn't use any grinder at all - they're just decorative as far as she's concerned. I'm not sure I fall into that category though!


True. But I only use 3 grinders in the business, the rest are all decoration and/or paperweights.
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Postby geedee » Wed May 26, 2010 1:00 pm

I know this is pedantic ... but ... they are not hand grinders at all ... they are manually operated grinders ... I also get annoyed when I see signs saying 'disabled toilets' ... unless of course they are ... :?
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Postby DrTom » Wed May 26, 2010 1:46 pm

geedee wrote:I know this is pedantic ... but ... they are not hand grinders at all ... they are manually operated grinders ... I also get annoyed when I see signs saying 'disabled toilets' ... unless of course they are ... :?


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Postby lsjms » Wed May 26, 2010 1:48 pm

Coffee grinders grind coffee, meat grinders grind meat, hand grinders.........

My van has a manual gearbox but I don't have to spin the flywheel myself. My SJ is manually operated, but motor driven.
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Postby Lambo » Wed May 26, 2010 9:11 pm

It might be a hand grinder if I stick my fingers in.
I've taken the plastic "guard" thingy out of the Rocky, so that could be a finger-started, electrically-powered hand grinder as well...

As for those people who use "hoover", "windsurfer" etc. incorrectly, I think they need their dangly bits putting in a manually operated grinder thingy.
Hmm, so what is the correct term for what I mistakenly call a vacuum cleaner? It must work, cos I've never seen one around the house.
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Postby lsjms » Wed May 26, 2010 10:03 pm

Partial vacuum cleaner? Given your signature you may prefer dust thingy :)
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Postby Lambo » Thu May 27, 2010 7:28 pm

I must admit, I did seem to over do it in that last post/sig! :oops:
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Postby JulieJayne » Thu May 27, 2010 10:12 pm

hhhmmm...
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Postby Lambo » Fri May 28, 2010 4:08 pm

Just got home and had a play with the new toys - they seem pretty serious "munchers"! I've got a cheapo Whittard hand-operated grinder and that's just a toy in comparison!
Only problem is the "Rosel" model is producing an inconsistent and coarse grind.
Oops, discovered I was turning the adjustment knob the wrong way !

The other two grinders have a different adjustment system. There appears to be a little lever attached to the bottom of the burrs, which is only visible when you take the drawer out. Does anybody know how to adjust them - presumably you turn the lever?
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Postby motoman » Sat May 29, 2010 8:41 am

It is sad to see such an important topic grinding to a halt.
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Postby DrTom » Sat May 29, 2010 8:49 am

motoman wrote:...grinding to a halt.


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Postby Lambo » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:43 pm

motoman wrote:It is sad to see such an important topic grinding to a halt.


Groan :wink:

Brought one of them to France with us this week - it works! The only ptoblem is I've run ot of beans now :cry:
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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:28 pm

Shouldn't share the beans with her indoors Lambo, just have her grind them! ;)
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Postby Lambo » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:05 pm

Quick question - what's the best way of cleaning a hand-operated grinder of coffee beans?
I suppose it involves dismantling it?
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Postby Gouezeri » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:25 pm

Pastry brush and some quick cook rice (ie mustn't be too hard). Start with that, then do a proper strip down and soak when you can. Not you, the grinder! :wink:
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