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Rancilio Rocky - John Daniel's Review
Posted: April 9, 2002, 4:54pm
review rating: 5.2
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Berhouz Abedian 9.00
John Roche 8.48
Sean Strugnell 8.44
Toto Di Torretta 8.14
Mark Prince 8.05

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 10.0
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $220.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: wholelattelove Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Capresso
Bottom Line: Great high performance grinder!!!
Positive Product Points

Very sturdy, great performing machine!   The doser works great measuring a consistent 6g.

Negative Product Points

I like it all.  Everyone complains about the doser.  Yes, it is plastic.  Its job is to move 24g of ground espresso.  Plastic does the job fine.  We are not dosing liquid steel!  Give them a break.

Detailed Commentary

The machine works very well.  Let me start with the doser.  I have found that three doses (18g) fills my 58mm filter (gaggia) perfectly.  There are two alternatives, depending on how anal your are about fresh coffee.

  1.  (anal)  Pull off the doser top, turn on the grinder, fill a compartment, click the doser, fill compartment, click, fill.  Now stick your filter under, click, click, click, and your done.  18g of freshly ground coffee with no mess!
  2.  (less anal) Just keep the compartments filled and top off before each use.  You end up using grounds only a day old or so.  

Overall, the grinder has performed great.  I adjusted the grind so that three doses produce the perfect shot.  My shots are within about 1 second each time. (23-25 secs) on a Gaggia Espresso.  I don't think you can ask for better consistancy than that.

I highly recommend this machine.  It is built like a tank and should last forever.

Buying Experience

Wholelattelove is the best!!

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