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Rocky Doserless Grinder - Darren A's Review
Posted: December 14, 2006, 6:51pm
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Michael Smith 9.50
Donnie W 9.00
Derek Fong 8.78
Rick Waits 8.61
Sandy Andina 8.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 10
Average Price: $339.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $235.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: 1st-line Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: El-cheapo blade and burr
Bottom Line: Impressed with quality of construction and griding.  Cant imagine a non-dozerless setup
Positive Product Points

Dozerless delivery
Quality build
smaller footprint that Mazzer Mini

Negative Product Points

Finer steps or steppless would be nice
leaves some unground coffee in the chute
holes need to be filled

Detailed Commentary

This is my first "real" grinder, so justifiably I have been blown away bit the grind quality.  It has finally permitted me to make "real espresso".  I was expecting the machine to make a mess with the dozerless system because that is what some of the other reviews reported.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that almost no mess is created.  My previous grinders always managed to leave the whole counter full of grinds.

I see two drawbacks with this grinder.  It has 3 holes where the beans get stuck.  I found a site in Germany that suggested putting (unused) ear plugs in the holes, which what I did.  This solved the problem quite nicely.  The second drawback is that some unground coffee is left in the chute.  I do like an ostrich and ignore the problem.  Who knows if coffee flavor is influenced and it is only the first cup of the day that would be affected anyways.

Since we switch between decaf and normal espresso, just use a scoop to put the coffee in the grinder each time.  Otherwise, a timed switch would be nice for those just making one type of coffee.

Overall, I am very happy with my purchase.  The dozerless setup makes it so much easer to make espresso.  The grind quality is good enough to get good crema in my Bezzera BZ02S machine.

Buying Experience

1st-line was great to deal with.  The shipped quickly and gave me $50 off by buying grinder and espresso machine together.

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