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Rancilio Rocky - Richard Wolfson's Review
Posted: November 8, 2004, 12:05pm
review rating: 4.4
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Rancilio Rocky
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Arrow The Rancilio Rocky has 71 Reviews
Arrow The Rancilio Rocky has been rated 8.44 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 7.8
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 8
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $270.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Whole Latte Love Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: As advertised -- get over your fears of spending real money for a grinder and pull the trigger.  Go doserless. You won't be sorry.
Positive Product Points

Nice size -- fits easily under cabinet and has small footprint.
Doserless model is way to go for home use.  Virtually zero mess.
Does exactly what I want it to do -- grind perfectly for espresso

Negative Product Points

Bean hopper should be airtight so that one could actually store beans in there.  Seems like a simple fix to install a rubber gasket.

Detailed Commentary

I'm one of those people who blanched at the thought of spending more than $100 on a grinder, but after insane amounts of research it became apparent that a good grinder was indispensible to making great espresso.  I sucked it up and went with the Rocky -- the consensus product for combining performance and value.  Some day I may upgrade to a Mazzer, but the Rocky is an excellent machine.

The Rocky has delivered as advertised.  Great grinds, quiet, consistent espresso pulls.  Virtually no mess.  Love it and any reluctance to purchase is long, long gone.

Buying Experience

Bought from WLL with 5% discount.  They are great

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