Newbie needs really cheap electric burr grinder - Page 2

Recommendations for buyers and upgraders from the site's members.
randyh
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#11: Post by randyh »

Yes, these hand grinders can grind for espresso and FAR better than any of the electric grinders can that are in this price range.

boren

#12: Post by boren »

The Rocky specifically has too much retention for use as a single dose grinder and lacks a timer so not suitable to be an on-demand one. I personally don't its appeal compared to manual grinders (which are all optimal for single dose use) or something like a Breville BCG820 which at least has a timer.

lightcapture (original poster)

#13: Post by lightcapture (original poster) »

What do you folks think of this grinder? Will it cover fine to course for espresso, pour over drip, french press, and cold brew?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B3M ... FHUS6&th=1

boren

#14: Post by boren »

It's not really suitable for espresso. The steps are too big, as can be seen in this review and in reviews of the the regular C3, like this one. Other than the fancy folding handle of the pro, there doesn't seem to be that much of a difference between them. The grinders I mentioned in the previous post offer a lot more control over grind level, have external grind level adjustment, and one of them (the K6) also has a much larger burr - 48mm vs 38mm.

CSME9

#15: Post by CSME9 »

lightcapture wrote:I'm ready to step up from blade grinders I've used for ever to a super budget minded steel burr grinder. What can you recommend under $100 USD that will give me improved coffee for espresso, single serving drip over cup, french press, and cold brew?

I'm on a really tight budget and wish I could afford those really nice ones but can not. Thank you for advising me.
Lightcapture- I sent you a PM, check your inbox.

onthego

#16: Post by onthego »

boren wrote:The Rocky specifically has too much retention for use as a single dose grinder and lacks a timer so not suitable to be an on-demand one. I personally don't its appeal compared to manual grinders (which are all optimal for single dose use) or something like a Breville BCG820 which at least has a timer.
You are correct regarding grinds retention with the Rock Doseless (DL) model, there is no easy access to the chute to sweep grinds out into the basket. However, the Rocky listed in by/sell is the doser model. That model gives the user easy access to the grinds chute to allow the user to minimize grinds retention. I single dose by weighing the beans going in and the grinds coming out. That makes things easy and to be honest I have not experienced retention with my dosered grinders. Another nice thing about the old doser grinders is the vanes declump the grinds and help mitigate any static issues that sometimes are a problem. I never need to WDT.
Ed