Buying Chinese knockoff grinders - Page 3

Recommendations for espresso equipment buyers and upgraders.
false1001

Postby false1001 » Jun 11, 2019, 5:33 pm

I've heard a lot of good things about knockoff Chinese grinders in general, but bad things about XEOLEO specifically, so it's interesting to hear two good reports. They seem to be Fuji Royal knockoffs... i'm curious as to how well they retain grind size and keep retention down over time. I loved my Jericho grinder, but it had terrible retention and the spring would give over time and eventually snap within months of replacing it.

luftwafflexd

Postby luftwafflexd » Jun 12, 2019, 7:04 pm

They provide you with 1 spare spring, fuse, screw and 1 piece IDK what is it for, so far everything's good.

@JohnStuartP I bought if from here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Xeoleo- ... 4c4dmXvLGm

For the bad reviews on Xeoleo, the 60mm flat nonghost burr is metal cast and looks like garbage, prolly most hate is from there.
The good thing about them is that they actually post REAL pictures of their burrs (the official vendor) so you can know what you're getting into, the allignment and stuff idk, it'll be a while till I can get money for espresso journey and start buying a grinder for it

tag1260

Postby tag1260 » Jun 12, 2019, 9:02 pm

How about this the grinder? I've heard it's not all that bad but I have no experience with it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/100W-Electric- ... WEg4kgtteA

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redbone

Postby redbone » Jun 15, 2019, 12:28 pm

Recently ordered the Xeoleo 200watt, 80mm ghost burr grinder with 10 adjustments for P.O. Shipping details indicate leaving DHL carrier from Taiwan. Not sure if that means grinder made in Taiwan or reseller location. Bonus if the former.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
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Kran

Postby Kran » Today, 7:40 pm

tag1260 wrote:How about this the grinder? I've heard it's not all that bad but I have no experience with it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/100W-Electric- ... WEg4kgtteA


Sometimes these lower end knock offs come with "standard" burrs and not the ghost burrs. See image below. The burr with the 2 holes came out of a grinder identical to your link.

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