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Barry_S
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Posted Thu Jun 12, 2014, 10:21am
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Getting ready to pull the trigger, and purchase a La Pavoni Professional.  Looking for hand grinder recommendations, as I would like to keep counter space in use to a minimum, not have to worry about electronics, and generally to keep it simple, at least for now. Budget is also a realistic limiting feature (HG One is out of reach)  All suggestions welcome
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Posted Thu Jun 12, 2014, 10:56am
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next best thing to a HG one is a Pharos, except maybe a Rosco. I think pretty much everyone would agree on this.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 12, 2014, 2:15pm
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On the lower end, are the Porlex grinders sufficient for espresso; what about the Hario (Slim)?
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Posted Thu Jun 12, 2014, 6:17pm
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you seemed to indicate you had some budget above those...at least it seemed that way to me since you really only said the HG one was out of reach.  You really should be trying to buy the best grinder you can, not the cheapest.  So, what is your budget?

 
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Posted Thu Jun 12, 2014, 6:46pm
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Barry_S Said:

On the lower end, are the Porlex grinders sufficient for espresso

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I suppose it depends what you mean by "espresso."  But, cutting to the chase, the answer is no.

What about the Hario (Slim)?

No.

The OE Pharos is the only very good, inexpensive, espresso manually powered grinder; and good luck buying one.  

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Posted Fri Jun 13, 2014, 1:07am
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boar_d_laze Said:

The OE Pharos is the only very good, inexpensive, espresso manually powered grinder; and good luck buying one.  
Rich

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Didn't TomC over at HB have good success with the Hausgrind by Knock?

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Posted Fri Jun 13, 2014, 5:39am
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I wouldn't rule out the LIDO 2 either based on what I've read there, e.g.

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Posted Fri Jun 13, 2014, 7:46am
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In a pinch the Hario is okay... (i.e. the zombies are coming and your baratza broke) but I would look for a Lido, Pharos, Rossco or the Made by Knock grinder.

There are vintage grinders that will work well, but you have to just buy them and see if they work.

 
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