Inexpensive Chinese Ghost Burr Grinder

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sweaner
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#1: Post by sweaner » Nov 06, 2019, 10:18 pm

I just received this grinder. I will use it in the office for brewed coffee, though I didn't really need it!

It is actually quite nice so far. It is small, actually quiet, and seems to produce decent grinds for brew.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3284719 ... 4c4dyZOMIu
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njw

#2: Post by njw » Nov 07, 2019, 12:33 am

let us know how it is! i've been heavily considering a fuji royal r220 or OE apex, but i believe user denis has had a good experience with this one, and it seems similar to the r220:

https://h5.aliexpress.com/item/32933018712.html

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#3: Post by ripvanmd » Nov 07, 2019, 2:05 am

sweaner wrote:I just received this grinder. I will use it in the office for brewed coffee, though I didn't really need it!

It is actually quite nice so far. It is small, actually quiet, and seems to produce decent grinds for brew.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3284719 ... 4c4dyZOMIu
I am happy you've had a good experience with this grinder. I did purchase the variable speed version and would NOT recommend based on poor quality and the fact that it was completely underpowered even at the max speed. I went with the Fuji from Fengjen in Taiwan (110v, 60hz model) and the quality was leagues ahead. You pay for it though, it ain't cheap.

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#4: Post by redbone » Nov 07, 2019, 5:56 am

njw wrote:let us know how it is! i've been heavily considering a fuji royal r220 or OE apex, but i believe user denis has had a good experience with this one, and it seems similar to the r220:

https://h5.aliexpress.com/item/32933018712.html
I own this model (as per link) use daily for pour over / drip and moka. Large burrs grind fast with low fines. Never had a stalling issue with light or dark roasts. Very low retention, easy to clean and disassemble. Purchased from same seller as that's my comment in feedback area.

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#5: Post by Bluecold » Nov 07, 2019, 3:24 pm

Please do note that these chinese grinders don't have any safety guarding whatsoever.
I have given a few similar grinders to family (have not seen them before with the 'ghost teeth' before, and I must say I'm intrigued), but they can be dangerous to those who are conditioned that if you can stick your fingers in machinery, it's probably safe to do so. I don't know how 'corporate' your office is, but something to keep in mind.
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#6: Post by neohk » Nov 07, 2019, 3:37 pm

Wouldn't use Chinese products even if it was free lol

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#7: Post by redbone » Nov 07, 2019, 3:46 pm

Bluecold wrote:Please do note that these chinese grinders don't have any safety guarding whatsoever.
I have given a few similar grinders to family (have not seen them before with the 'ghost teeth' before, and I must say I'm intrigued), but they can be dangerous to those who are conditioned that if you can stick your fingers in machinery, it's probably safe to do so. I don't know how 'corporate' your office is, but something to keep in mind.
Bean hopper / funnel does incorporate a diverter both preventing fingers from accessing auger directly and aide with popcorning. Chute also incorporates a closing slider. Grinder is fused.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


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iBrew

#8: Post by iBrew » Nov 07, 2019, 4:18 pm

neohk wrote:Wouldn't use Chinese products even if it was free lol
Almost everything is made in China, I also prefer my products not to be made there and willing to pay more for that but I certainly wouldn't isolate myself from China made products.

iBrew

#9: Post by iBrew » Nov 07, 2019, 4:21 pm

I would love to see how these grinders do against the OE Apex and/or the Fuji Royal R-220.

njw

#10: Post by njw » replying to iBrew » Nov 07, 2019, 8:27 pm

i would certainly be interested in this as well