This is a great choice - my brother’s been using one with his aeropress for years and loves it (especially compared to his Hario hand grinder).
I'm generally a big fan of Hario. But their hand-grinders are utter fucking shite. At least the ones that I've seen (granted, haven't touched one in about 3 years)
I've had a few of them, they work fine as grinders for non espresso machine purposes.
My experience was they don't last all that long, maybe around 5 years of daily use for a couple of french presses a day. I think I've had 3 in total which all gave up (one was second hand), eventually got a Baratza instead. It is more expensive though so the Krups may still be as good an option.
They just take forever. Tried to explain they’re not all like that (had a Kinu for over a year now) and he wasn’t having any of it.
And pretty shoddy build quality in my experience! Never seen a hand grinder as wobbly as the Hario ones
Cheers folks, useful feedback, though the Delorean KG79 has made a late appearance…
it's fine, the grinds won't be that uniform and it doesn't go that fine but unless you're good at tasting the difference between a 2 min pour and a 3 min pour then for aeropress it'll do the job.
@zazkar any reason to discount a hand grinder? I've been using a Porlex Tall with my Gaggia Classic for a few years now and it's been pretty bulletproof. If it's only for Aeropress then it seems like a lot of worktop space to take up!
Also the Porlex fits perfectly in the Aeropress chamber for storage
We have had both of these. Pretty similar but the button on the Krups model is fragile, so I’d pick the Delonghi.
My folks have had the Delonghi for years now and use it a lot. They've gone though other grinders. Hasn't missed a beat and overall the plastics feel good quality.
Subjective, but aesthetically I think it looks good too. Plus it's a neat cube shape so sits tidily on their counter.
No experience of the Krups one so can't comment.
I had the Krups one for a few years and it was great until it died.
My sister had one for nearly 10 years, so they can last with daily use.
Amazing! I need all the reports. Absolutely love the look and concept of these, very nearly bit the bullet a few times.
Also very interested to hear what you think. My only experience of stove top, was a hideous Alessi thing that was incredibly underwhelming.
I have so far made one espresso with it, which was very nice. Much more experimentation to come though
That’s one of the things I found limiting about that machine; you can’t play with timing or pressure, and is really limited dose-wise. Another is the fact that you have to transfer the espresso after it’s made, somehow takes away from the experience for me, along with unnecessary cooling.
I had an early model that didn’t have the pressure release and so made it much more difficult to disassemble after the coffee was made.
I’ve bought it for camping, my thinking being to dial it in at home then repeat the process that works when I’m out and about.
I have my lever machine for home- speaking of which, I have replaced the gaskets and they’re nice and tight- what else have people done to resolve this issue?
This is definitely a gasket/seal leak. It’ll probably be the bottom sight glass seal. Did you use the washer to compress it before tightening the nut?
There was no washer fitted when I took it apart - just sightglass, nut, gasket.
There are some white plastic washers in the gasket and seal kit I bought - are those what you are referring to?
I had the exact same situation with my gasket kit (for reference, I’ve got the Gaggia G105).
Basically, there should be a washer that the nut uses to compress the sightglass seal. Like you, none were present on strip-down so I assumed they weren’t needed. Got the misted window. I tried the white plastic ones that got shipped with the kit but they didn’t fit properly. I tried to modify them to size and it was better but not perfect. Went to a local fastenings shop and got two brass washers the right size, problem solved.
Edit: Part 100 here
Amazing- thanks! I’ll get some ordered.
Gaggia G106 Tin Man? Lovely machines.
Just discovered this thread! Got a Pavoni Pro, Europiccola and a sage barista express at home. Oh and a Gaggia classic tucked away too. Slightly obsessed is the best way of putting it 😍
Here's my Pav
Hard lines coffee are doing 3kg bags of their house espresso at a discounted rate and you can also get an extra 15% off for completing their survey. So it’s £63 for 3kg of very, very nice espresso.
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