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boots
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Posted Wed Jun 6, 2012, 1:24pm
Subject: Grinder identification Burgess   Milano
 

Is this a Mazzer Jolly or Major?  Black with 3 vents on the side, no other name.   Going to look at one this evening. Looks like google images of major with 2 jolly type hoppers.  Did the Jolly ever have the 3 vents?


I have never seen this grinder in action.  What are some of the things I should check for before purchasing?  Thanks.  Owner said they had it for a while unused in the garage. They thought it is a rebadge.
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 5:48am
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I believe it is a Mazzer Major Aut from 1996.   It is dirty but runs.  It is huge.

You guys are crazy with these giant grinders for home use....






I bought it.     For $100.    




I can't lift it, to get it out of my car.  ( I am female and weak).
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Espresso: LaSpaziale S1 Vivaldi II
Grinder: Mahlkonig K30 Vario
Posted Sat Jun 9, 2012, 6:46pm
Subject: Re: Grinder identification Burgess   Milano
 

The Jolly never had the vents, AFAIK.  If it is a flat burr Mazzer and it has the vents, I believe it is a Major.  If the Mazzer label is still on the side of the grinder, the first 2 digits of the serial number will be the year of manufacture.  For example, the first 2 digits of the serial number of my Mazzer was "10", and it was manufactured in 2010.  


boots Said:

You guys are crazy with these giant grinders for home use....






I bought it.     For $100.  

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Haha! Congrats, welcome to the "crazy" club.  I tend to agree with you that the Major looks a little ridiculous sitting on a home kitchen counter.  With the "older style" Major such as yours, I think you can run it with any Mazzer hopper including the short Mini hopper, or even hopper-less, so it won't look quite as ridiculous.  Fair warning though, a Major with such a small hopper looks kind of like a full-size body with a shrunken head.

I almost bought a Major, but decided to go for the Mahlkonig K30 instead - the K30 is like the short stubby screwdriver of the titan level grinders.
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