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Rocky Doserless Grinder - Nick Gallant's Review
Posted: September 9, 2007, 5:17pm
review rating: 5.3
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Rocky Doserless Grinder
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Arrow The Rocky Doserless Grinder has 39 Reviews
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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: 7.6
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 9
Average Price: $339.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $380.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Morala Trading Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 year Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great results, relatively good looking, could use a better manual.
Positive Product Points

Decent looks.
Easy to use.
Solid, quality feel.
Good results.

Negative Product Points

Useless manual.
Grinder adjustment markings look amateur.
Bean hopper cover feels cheap compared to the plastic hopper.
Beans can get stuck in the screw holes that protect fingers.

Detailed Commentary

When buying any product that's going to sit on the kitchen counter for a long period of time, I wanted it to look good. That was a big problem for me when buying a grinder. Most of them had ugly dosing attachments or huge hoppers which may be practical, but are not always attractive. The Rocky Doserless grinder is compact and relatively attractive.

The unit is very heavy and compact which feels like it's built to last. It's not too loud, and chews through beans fairly quick. I managed to clog it a couple times and had to giggle the unit to get it going again, but I feel this may be very rare occurrence because it hasn't happened since.

My biggest complaint would be the lack of a good manual. I know that beans go in the big hole in the top and come out the spout (which it covered), but I'd like to know what settings to use (even approximately) for press, drip and espresso. Instead you're left trying different numbers (which look like someone painted them on) until you get the grind you want.

Buying Experience

The buying experience was good. They had plenty in stock at a reasonable price.

Three Month Followup

The grinder has performed well after 3 months of daily use. My only complaint is that the grinds sometimes fly out of the chute and end up on the grinder itself which makes it a bit messy after a while.

One Year Followup

The machine still performs well after 1 year with no issues.

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