Low on funds, and want a redneck coffee grinder in that there must be a
tool in shop which grinds coffee beans (small amounts at a time) without
having to resort to the overly expensive weak-assed motors in the consumer
brands like Gaggia.
Any idea what toolbox tool we already have that grinds coffee well?
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:42:12 AM UTC-4, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Similar situation re: too much work/being lazy.
We recently tried a couple of different coffee makers that grind the coffee
just prior to brewing it. One was fairly fancy, with customizable grind
settings, brew strength options, etc. The other was more basic - just grind
Both machines had one thing in common: they required extensive cleaning after
each use. The basket for the grounds has too many nooks and crannies to allow
for a quick dump of the filter/grounds into the garbage. You have to rinse it
with a sprayer from multiple directions, then spray the grounds out of the
sink, etc. That doesn't include the nooks/crannies/chutes within the machine
itself where grounds can get stuck. The higher end machine had 3 different
pieces that had to be removed in order to perform a proper cleaning.
We went back to grinding a few days worth with a counter top electric grinder
and keeping the grounds in a sealed container. Sure, the grinding does require
some cleanup, but it's once every few days as part of the grinding process,
not the PITA clean-up that the other machines required every day, sometimes
twice a day.
I'm using a B&D electric burr grinder that's like 10 years or so old , a
10 second grind makes a 5 cup pot just the way I like it . When we were
cooking in the camper I'd grind enough for a couple of weeks at a time -
didn't want to wake the wife every morning . There's very little cleanup
involved with this unit . The OP wanted a cheap solution , I gave one ...
On Tue, 5 Jul 2016 12:03:12 -0500, Terry Coombs wrote:
I'm not familiar with a "Burr Grinder", but I'm all for the kind of tool
that does multiple jobs, especially since motors in kitchen appliances are
downright scrawny, while our toolbox contains beefy motors.
Is this the shop tool you use?
On Tue, 5 Jul 2016 12:57:41 -0500, Henry Jones wrote:
Nice pix. 'Grinder Guard' poll:
1) I leave the guard on at all times.
2) I take it off when I use the grinder, but put it back on after.
3) I leave it in the grinder toolbox with all the worn down disks.
4) I've lost my guard.
I splurged for my wife a few years ago. Baratza Virtuoso. I clean it
out once a year but does not really need it. . From the grinder it goes
into the Technivorm Mocca master.
Rather than try to repurpose an existing tool it is smarter to buy a
cheap grinder for $15 or less.
One of the most important traits of an excellent coffee bean grinder is
that it outputs a uniform particle size. For that, you'll need a conical
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