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EspressoAlien
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 8:41am
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Hi everyone ! I am just a newbie of espresso. I recently got my Gaggia classic and a used MDX, but since I'm selling my MDX for some reason, I need a new grinder !
After tons of researches and broswing off the web, I have a few in mind...

1) Compak K3 $620
2) Compak K6 (used) $350
3) Rancilio Rocky $410
4) Nuova Simonelli Grinta  $500

If you have used any of these grinder, PLEASE feel free to comment and offer my some advice which one I should get !
Thanks so much !!!
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 8:57am
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I've used the Rocky.  Scratch it off your list and don't give it another thought. The Compak grinders are both far superior. I know nothing about the Grinta.

 
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 9:05am
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Say NO to the Rocky. I'd add the Baratza Vario to that list too, but a used K6 for 350 sounds awesome, does it need new burrs or anything wrong with it? Know nothing about the Grinta as well
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 10:31am
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THANKS ! But i'm actually surprised! I always thought the rancilio rocky is one of the top few choices buyers  mightconsider, any particular reasons why it's a bad grinder?
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 10:33am
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CMIN Said:

Say NO to the Rocky. I'd add the Baratza Vario to that list too, but a used K6 for 350 sounds awesome, does it need new burrs or anything wrong with it? Know nothing about the Grinta as well

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No, it had new burrs last year, just a few scratches on the body and the hopper. If I'm getting that tho, I'll buy a mini hopper for it, since the k6 is way too big for my home kitchen counter XD
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 2:13pm
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EspressoAlien Said:

I always thought the rancilio rocky is one of the top few choices buyers  mightconsider

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Nope.  Not unless you've been reading old threads.  Take a look at any recent thread that mentions the Rocky.

+1 to scratch it off the list.
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 2:15pm
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EspressoAlien Said:

THANKS ! But i'm actually surprised! I always thought the rancilio rocky is one of the top few choices buyers  mightconsider, any particular reasons why it's a bad grinder?

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Rocky was good like 10-15 years ago when it was the only home grinder like it. They never updated it or its issues and still sell it (they couldn't even be bothered to make it stepless vs the wide steps it has stock), too many other options now around that price or a little more that are far better, a Baratza Vario will curb stomp a Rocky.

That K6 sounds like a great deal especially with new burrs, I would def take that from the list you made even if you have to get the short hopper.
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 3:15pm
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Cool ! If I get that one, I probably will mod it to doserless.
Is comparing the Compak K6 to  Baratza Vario, will you still pick the K6 ?
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 3:17pm
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Yea...I didn't noticed the posts' date >< So glad I made this post, I was gonna get the rancilio rocky ><! So close.....
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Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 3:57pm
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EspressoAlien Said:

Cool ! If I get that one, I probably will mod it to doserless.
Is comparing the Compak K6 to  Baratza Vario, will you still pick the K6 ?

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Vario competes toe for toe against that class (Super Jolley, K6 etc). So a K6 for $350 with new burrs is a killer deal, i'd snag that if I were you. I single dose so I'd pry still take the Vario, not sure how the K6 fares single dosing, but I think it only comes with a Doser. Hell of a grinder and built like a bank vault for 350. If you ever upgrade machines you'll be set with that grinder for a looooooong time.
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