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BARATZA ENCORE MODEL 485
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BODUM-BISTRO-ELECTRIC-COFFEE-GRINDER-10903-01AUS View product
BODUM BISTRO ELECTRIC COFFEE GRINDER 10903-01AUS
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BREVILLE THE COFFEE & SPICE BCG200
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DELONGHI-DEDICA-COFFEE-GRINDER-KG521M View product
DELONGHI DEDICA COFFEE GRINDER KG.521.M
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RANCILIO ROCKY DOSER
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SUNBEAM CAFÉ SERIES EM0480
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SUNBEAM MULTIGRINDER II EM0405
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Costs
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks and mortar shops for options.

$200
$470
$150
$50
$199
$300
$489
$199
$399
$490
$890
$515
$219
$319
$100
$40
Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%).

Performance (%) Expand to view more details.

We measure the fineness of grind by adjusting each machine to produce a grind suitable for our semi-automatic ECM Giotto machine. We make two cups of espresso and judge the crema quality and the strength of the coffee.

Ease of use (%) Expand to view more details.

How easy it is to set the timer, adjust the controls, remove coffee from the grinder and clean the machine.

Ease of grinding coffee (%) Expand to view more details.

How easy it is to grind coffee (whether in a filter holder or container) and remove them for use.

Timer (%) Expand to view more details.

How easy it is to use and set the timer.

Grind control Expand to view more details.

How easy it is to adjust the grind controls, if applicable.

Noise (dB) Expand to view more details.

We measure the noise of each grinder sitting on a kitchen bench. The sound level metre is positioned 50cm in front of the grinder, one metre above the floor.

Cleaning (%) Expand to view more details.

How easy it is to clean the coffee grinder.

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

We recommend currently available models that score at least 90% overall.

Type
Type of grinder Expand to view more details.

Coffee grinders can use burrs or blades; we recommend burr-type grinders to produce a more even result. Burr grinders can use either conical (cone-shaped) or flat burrs to crush the coffee beans. In our experience, conical burrs tend to produce better results, but during testing some models with flat burrs have outperformed their conical counterparts.

Conical burr
Conical burr
Conical burr
Blade
Conical burr
Conical burr
Flat burr
Conical burr
Conical burr
Flat burr
Flat burr
Conical burr
Conical burr
Conical burr
Conical burr
Blade
Comments
Good points
Bad points
Safety comment Expand to view more details.

We note the presence of any safety features which may prevent fingers from getting caught in the machine.

Features
Cord storage
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Doser Expand to view more details.

A lever you pull to fill the filter basket with ground coffee.

No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Automatic switch-off
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
On/off switch
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Other features
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet. Adjustable group handle holder for various espresso machines.
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet. 1 & 2 shot selector. Portafilter activation switch.
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet. Light, Normal & Strong coffee selector-increases the amount of coffee. Programmable grinding time with the filter holder accessory.
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet. Height adjustable group handle holder.
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet. Bean hopper has automatic shutter-closes the bottom part so beans won't fall out when removed.
Non-slip feet. Bean hopper has manual shutter-closes the bottom part so beans won't fall out when removed.
Non-slip feet
Non-slip feet
Items supplied
Coffee grinder, ground coffee container, cleaning brush and literature.
Coffee grinder, ground coffee container, 5 & 2 mm hex keys, shims for recalibrating the grinder to a finer range and literature.
Coffee grinder, ground coffee container and literature.
Grinder and literature.
Coffee grinder, 50-54 mm and 58 mm porta filter cradles, 50 mm blade, adjustable razor dose trimming tool and literature.
Coffee grinder, 50-54 mm and 58 mm porta filter cradles, grinds container, cleaning tool and literature.
Coffee grinder and literature.
Coffee grinder, filter holder accessory box, ground coffee container, cleaning brush and literature.
Coffee grinder and literature.
Coffee grinder and literature.
Coffee grinder and literature.
Coffee grinder and literature.
Coffee grinder, domestic and commercial size porta filter cradles, silicon spout cover, grinds container, cleaning tool and literature.
Coffee grinder and literature.
Coffee grinder, domestic and commercial size porta filter cradles, silicon spout cover, grinds container, cleaning brush and literature.
Grinder and literature.
Specifications
Fineness settings Expand to view more details.

Number of incremental grind settings available. Some experimentation may be required to find the best settings for your machine. A grind that's too coarse will have poor flavour and crema; if it's too fine it can block the filter. A "stepless" machine will have infinite adjustments between grind settings for even more control, but these may be more difficult to keep track of. Some multi-purpose grinders don't have this feature.

43
31
12
not applicable
60
60
Stepless
18
Stepless
50
Stepless
40
25
30
25
not applicable
Hopper capacity (g)
not stated
not stated
220
not stated
230
450
not stated
350
not stated
250
not stated
300
250
450
250
3/4 cup
Weight (kg)
2.6
4.3
1.5
1
2.4
2.7
5.9
2.6
2.4
5
9.8
6.6
2.5
3.2
1.9
0.8
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
35x14x17
40x13x25
28x17x17
18x11x11
35x16x21
39x16x22
42x16x34
38x16x26
31x13x20
39x16x26
48x18x34
36x16x26
39x14x23
42x15x24
38x15x26
20x11x11
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
China
China
China
China
Spain
China
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
China
China
China
China
Contact
coffeparts.com.au
coffeeparts.com.au
bodum.com
breville.com.au
breville.com.au
breville.com.au
coffeeparts.com.au
delonghi.com.au
jetblackespresso.com.au
pelicanrouge.com.au
coffeeparts.com.au
coffeearoma.com.au
sunbeam.com.au
sunbeam.com.au
sunbeam.com.au
sunbeam.com.au
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