Identifying a used grinder

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poFISHnd

#1: Post by poFISHnd »

Hey Everyone!

Long-term lurker, first time poster here. Usually find the answers I'm looking for so never needed to post until now.

Can anyone identify this grinder? I currently have a Baratza Encore for my Gaggia Classic and saw this offered locally.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Joe

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sirknighting

#2: Post by sirknighting »

There doesn't seem to be any links or photos, could you give us some information about it?

poFISHnd

#3: Post by poFISHnd »

Sorry about that!

I attached the photos but didn't link them.

Thanks for your help.

EthanL

#4: Post by EthanL »

I had one before, I believe it is a Saeco rebadged grinder, similar setup to the built-in grinders you can find in Estro-profi espresso machines. It has a tiny flat burr set but a 350w motor, just too powerful

JojoS

#5: Post by JojoS »

If the plan is to pair it with the Gaggia Classic then give it a pass especially if you use non-pressurized filter basket. If you use pressurized filter basket, just stick with the Encore.

poFISHnd

#6: Post by poFISHnd »

Thanks everyone!

It turns out it's something along the lines of a Saeco MC2002 with a doser. Definitely going to pass.

Just thought it was a good deal, but not worth the counter-space.

antropos

#7: Post by antropos »

JojoS wrote:If the plan is to pair it with the Gaggia Classic then give it a pass especially if you use non-pressurized filter basket. If you use pressurized filter basket, just stick with the Encore.
I just got the same one for 10$ :) and I wonder why should one give it a pass? What's wrong with this grinder ? Brand new flat burrs for this model are 15$ more..and 3D mod for the spout (to remove the doser) is about 5$ more :)