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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2012, 1:38pm
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Used Vario @ Click Here (www.baratza.com) None in stock at the moment.
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 9:07am
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I used a Rocky for several years and have NEVER used a Vario...

I would choose the Vario without ever looking back.

 
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 9:50am
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Sometimes I have to wonder why the Rocky still has a following? It's just so outdated now, you have grinders cheaper than the Vario that grind much better and consistently, nevermind much less finicky. I've seen what some people pay for them used and it boggles my mind lol, unless you just want that old school nostalgic feel it has.
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:03am
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CMIN Said:

Sometimes I have to wonder why the Rocky still has a following?

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Similar feeling:  why is this even a question?

 
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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 8:33pm
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Just got the Vario W last week, it wasn't cheap but it is an amazing grinder. The time savings, and accurate dosing alone will help offset the cost, time is money and accurate dosing means less wasted coffee.

It is super easy to use and dumping the coffee directly into the portafilter from the bin is a non-issue so I don't lament the loss of a portafilter holder.

Spend the dough, get the vario-w you won't be disappointed.
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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:49pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Grinder help.  Vario or used rocky?
 

The more or less unanimous votes for the Vario don't surprise me. While the Vario with more than 200 settings is virtually stepless, the steps of the Rocky are pretty wide, which can get you stuck inbetween two steps for proper extraction, a highly frustarting situation.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:20pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Grinder help.  Vario or used rocky?
 

CMIN Said:

Sometimes I have to wonder why the Rocky still has a following?

Posted July 13, 2012 link

It doesn't.  I suspect that people considering the Rocky aren't looking at the dates on the data they're using for research.  Every recent thread pretty much says to skip the Rocky.
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