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Posted Mon May 19, 2014, 11:49pm
Subject: Gallo D'Oro?
 

I found a used Gallo D'Oro grinder on CraigsList for $200, and am not able to find much about it around the internet which makes it hard to compare (and is a little concerning, in case something is wrong with it, or goes wrong at some point).

Apparently this was purchased 15 years ago, and used off and on (at home) throughout. The seller estimates about a total of 2 years of usage.

Just trying to figure out if this is a good deal. Does anyone know much about this?
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Posted Tue May 20, 2014, 2:26pm
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That name does not ring a bell for me. It may with someone else though. A Picture often goes a long way to identifying a grinder.
Count on changing the burrs, regardless of how much use the seller guesses it has had.

 
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Posted Tue May 20, 2014, 3:19pm
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That's about what I've been bumping up against across the internet...

Here is a (not-so-great) picture: http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_5qMoMUcZbvj_600x450.jpg

I've asked him for more pics, but as of yet I have none. Will post them when (if?) I get them.
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Posted Tue May 20, 2014, 3:42pm
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Looks like a re-branded Rossi RR45 grinder.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Tue May 20, 2014, 7:06pm
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It's a Rossi RR45 with a different nameplate. Rossi made the same grinder for a number of different firms, including Brasilia. There are several consumer reviews posted here at CoffeeGeek.

I have one of these and I'm in no hurry to upgrade.

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Posted Tue May 20, 2014, 7:23pm
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I actually stumbled upon another grinder on CraigsList that looked 98% identical, just stickers / coloring was a tiny bit different, and it was clearly labeled Rossi RR45.

Assuming you're right (or if I just go for the other one that is actually a Rossi) -- do any of you know the approximate cost to bring it into full working order (I know burrs... not sure what else could / should wear out and need to be replaced)?

With a $200 list price I imagine I could land this for $130 tops.
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Posted Tue May 20, 2014, 7:33pm
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Actually... I found a few good threads on this, sorry for not searching before asking.

I'm not sure I could fit a RR45 under my cabinet (wife puts up with alot, but that would be a deal-breaker). I'd have to mod the hopper and *hope* it fits....
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