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Gaggia Visacrem 2600 Grinder... Anyone know about it?

Postby joellawry on Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:59 pm

Looking at buying this grinder - still need a proper grinder and this looks good and also quite cheap. On trademe (new zealand's ebay) for $150 at the moment. link here advice would be very much appreciated, particularly if anyone has first hand experience... other than that it looks like a decent (albeit bright orange) doser-grinder by a trustworthy brand.
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Postby another_jim on Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:46 pm

Visacrem is a part of Gaggia Espagnol. They now rebadge Cunill grinders, but the one being sold is an old model which is not shown on the web site. You should ask the seller for the burr size and motor power. The current Cunill models have 62mm burrs (I think) and 1/2 hp (350 watt) motors. This grinder looks vaguely like a Gaggia MDF, a 175 watt 50mm grinder, which sells new around that price.
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Postby kitt on Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:36 am

hi, i'm in new zealand and was also watching the auction out of interest.Judging by the dimensions given by the seller, this is quite abit more substantial than the mdf.espressoparts list replacement burrs for them at 59mm which is similar to the macaps and mazzers.I guess a main thing to think about would be part availability in NZ, also how old burrs are? Did you see the mazzer m100 on trade me also? looks like quite a deal, only problem is getting parts for the older model, but it's just been serviced, so looks like a good deal to me
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Postby another_jim on Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:13 am

I got word that this grinder is an older model from Casadio
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Postby joellawry on Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:45 am

Thanks for your replies.

Yup i saw the m100, still watching but am not sure how my budget will stretch at the moment... Currently have a $200 fixed price offer on a mini macho, and while it's a good grinder at a good price that i can afford i still think i might wait a bot longer and see what other grinders i might be able to snaffle up from TM. In the meantime i have asked for a fixed price offer on the 2600 (the reserve was 400 and i wont be able to go that far but you never know what they'll offer?!) and im watching the mazzer very keenly. Parts availability in NZ would be of concern, but i have relatives in NY so if it comes down to it i can order to their address and get them to send the parts onwards. anyway thanks very much.

PS, Kit, if you want to PM me an email address or msn address or whatever im happy to keep in touch. seems there's an awful lot of us kiwis on coffee sites these days aye? :p







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Postby kitt on Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:03 am

Hi, yep, there's certainly quite a few kiwis on here!Do you know supreme coffee in wellington sells the mini macho for about $280? they're a very good grinder-i had one for about 6 months, i think they're a re-badged la pavoni.Lots of companies seem to make them and re-badge them.I've got a commercial macap now and the grind quality on the mini macho was pretty similar! The only downsides was the high pitched whiny motor, and the plastic burr carriers- i don't think the mini macho would last nearly as long as the macaps/mazzers before either the motor gave out or the burrs or burr carriers were worn.I got my macap on trade-me for $250, but it needed a good clean. I think if you click on someones username you can check their profile/e-mail address. Cheers, Mike
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Postby Moore71 on Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:56 am

I recently aquired a Mazzer M100A espresso grinder 120V model. I was told it was working. When i received it and plugged it in it did nothing. I removed the bottom plate and found that all the wires were removed from the contact block. Would anyone know where i can get a wire diagram for the M100A or if someone knows if it is the same as the Robur diagram.
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