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DuncanIdaho
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Posted Fri May 3, 2013, 8:26pm
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Posted Fri May 3, 2013, 10:38pm
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Off hand I would say the price is a bit high, in my opinion. Not a common grinder and you could have trouble finding burrs. Maybe someone else here knows better but if no one else chimes in on the contrary I would be leary.
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Posted Sat May 4, 2013, 1:13am
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It's a Brasilia Gino Rossi BFD grinder to be exact. It's a semi-professional grinder with 30 mm flat burrs, and a 500 g hopper, it runs at 730 rpm,  is capable of grinding up to 4 kg per hour, and weighs 3 kg.

The manufacturer unfortunately had to declare bancruptcy in 2012, and therefore has no longer any employees to produce, package or ship any products. There will be an aftermarket for spare parts like burrs, but it will probably run dry in the near future. A fact that you might want to consider. In view of these circumstances the price seems to high, at least IMHO.

 
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Posted Fri Jun 14, 2013, 1:51pm
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I recommend the breville smart grinder
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Posted Sat Jun 15, 2013, 11:35am
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I would not recommend a smart grinder.
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 7:11am
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brianl Said:

I would not recommend a smart grinder.

Posted June 15, 2013 link

That's correct.
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 2:04pm
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FromNYtoSF Said:

I recommend the breville smart grinder

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Sadly, while trying to get her minimum 10 posts so she could start a for sale thread in the BST forum, she gave this lousy advice. The good news is we'll probably not see her here again.

 
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