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#1 voyager

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:40 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good burr coffee grinder, one that doesn't spit grounds all over the counter, that is easy to retrieve grounds from?   I'm still using a several decade old Krups that spews grounds in a foot circle, has sharp interior corners where you have to dig the grounds out.    Grinding the daily coffee has become a variant of "Hit the ball, drag Harry."


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#2 mitchells

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

I use a Capresso Infinity. It gets a bit staticky sometimes which results in grinds going up the sides but otherwise not messy.

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 06:59 PM

Cuisinart makes a serviceable burr grinder for about $100 retail.


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#4 taion

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 08:09 PM

I am very happy with the Baratza Preciso. I end up with a little bit of sweeping after putting the grounds holder back in the machine, but it's just been a really great little grinder for me.
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#5 joethefoodie

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 08:13 PM

Barratza, Capreso, Rocky - I guess it depends on how much you want to spend.



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Posted 18 December 2015 - 10:15 PM

Thanks everyone for these good suggestions.    After reading reviews, and realizing that mine (an original Braun some 30 years old without a sick day) is still  producing consistently good grounds, and learning that some degree of incontinence seems to be indemic, I guess I'll hang in until replacement becomes mandatory.     http://www.ebay.com/...sd=301819038558

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#7 taion

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 01:00 AM

FWIW, Rancilio Rocky -> Baratza Preciso was an upgrade quality-wise for me.

But I drink drip, so...
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:28 PM

FWIW, Rancilio Rocky -> Baratza Preciso was an upgrade quality-wise for me.

I'm sure it was...



#9 taion

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:37 PM

Well, you listed them in an order that implied you thought the Rocky was better. It probably is, too, for espresso :P
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#10 Josh Karpf

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 05:07 PM

I second the Capresso Infinity, on the low/affordable end of the burr price spectrum. It was recommended to me by Tony "Tonx" Konecny of coffee on the opposite coast, and aside from me having to tap the tray to shake some grinds off its inner sides, I've been very happy with it.



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 07:42 AM

Well, you listed them in an order that implied you thought the Rocky was better. It probably is, too, for espresso :P

 

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 05:36 PM

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#13 StephanieL

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:28 AM

Anyone use the Hario manual grinder?  That's going to be N's Christmas gift.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 08:51 AM

Anyone use the Hario manual grinder?  That's going to be N's Christmas gift.


I use it for drip (the plastic / vacuum locking version). Some 120 cranks per cup, but it works.
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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:07 PM

I like my skerton.