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robertwilliam
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Posted Mon Dec 27, 2010, 2:26pm
Subject: Rancilio Rocky DL or Baratza Vario??
 

Hello to all, I know in one way or another this topic has probably been beaten up pretty well! However I am brand new to this site and about to make a major purchase(s) I am looking a purchasing a new Rancilio Sylvia V3 and either a Rocky DL or Vario..With all the reading I've done I am staring to sway towards the Vario..I really don't want to think about an upgrade for a long time as espresso is all I am wanting to grow old with. Yes, and of course my lovely wife! Any suggestions out there?

Thanks!
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Posted Mon Dec 27, 2010, 7:10pm
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Vario.

 
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Posted Mon Dec 27, 2010, 7:52pm
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Vario.
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Posted Mon Dec 27, 2010, 8:25pm
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VARIO sway this way :-)
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Posted Mon Dec 27, 2010, 8:34pm
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Vario

 
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robertwilliam
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Posted Tue Dec 28, 2010, 10:45am
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Great! thanks to all of you!
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Posted Wed Dec 29, 2010, 12:06am
Subject: Re: Rancilio Rocky DL or Baratza Vario??
 

I bought a Vario, then a (gently) used Rocky fell into my lap (long story). I cannot fathom anyone buying a Rocky over a Vario these days. There was a time when I'm sure the Rocky was at the cutting edge of the price/performance curve, but at the current price it's hopelessly outmatched by the Vario (especially if you buy a refurbished unit directly from Baratza)

The first time you need to clean your grinder (and cleaning is required for any grinder), you will appreciate the Vario over the Rocky even more

I'm using the Rocky for my office setup, and it's still a competent grinder. But every day I'm reminded how much better the Vario is...
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Posted Wed Dec 29, 2010, 8:13am
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I've had both as well.  Vario by a mile!

 
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robertwilliam
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Posted Wed Dec 29, 2010, 7:16pm
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Love the confirmation on my choice guys! thanks again. I'm gonna put the order in for the new Sylvia and Vario first in the morning.
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