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gbastiani1952
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Posted Sat May 31, 2014, 4:09pm
Subject: When to replace the burrs
 

I've got a Cimbali Junior which I've had for 4 1/2 yrs bought it new, I grind around 3 lbs a month and was wondering if it may be time to install new ones. It seems to grind just fine and I only grind for espresso so I never change the settings to much unless to dial in the beans as they get older. Thanks for any advice

 
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Posted Sat May 31, 2014, 5:21pm
Subject: Re: When to replace the burrs
 

IIRC the expected life for Junior flat burrs is around 400kg; and close to 1000kg for the Junior Max and Max hybrid burr set.

At the rate you're going, if you don't grind any rocks (it happens!) your Junior burrs should have quite a lot of life left.  But should be and is are two different things.  

Take them out every year or so and inspect for dulling and chips.  And while you've got everything out, give the grinder a serious clean.    

And... don't take my word for it.  Call your dealer (or Chris Coffee Service) and ask them about the duty cycle for Junior burrs.  

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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2014, 9:43am
Subject: Re: When to replace the burrs
 

+1 on that. Rich is a grinder guru, and is probably remembering correctly.  Every commercial grinder I've looked into has approx 400kg burr life expectancy - per the manufacturer. Of course, if your burrs were not performing up to par, then it wouldn't kill you to replace them.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 12:12pm
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 1:15pm
Subject: Re: When to replace the burrs
 

though it would be better to not hijack this thread and either start a new thread, or merely look over a bunch of relatively recent "older" threads that answer your question regarding replacing burrs or upgrading a Rocky used for espresso only...I  strongly recommend upgrading, without ever looking back.

Gery probably won't care though, since he already got his answer.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 1:29pm
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Yeah sorry Gery, didn't mean to hijack your thread! I will delete and repost as a new thread...
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Posted Mon Jun 9, 2014, 4:08pm
Subject: Re: When to replace the burrs
 

Thanks for the reply and I do that, every year I'll take them out and give them a good cleaning and inspect them. So far I've been lucky "no stones" and the company that I bought it from was Chris Coffee. Again thanks and drink up.....  :)

 
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