Review Date - 07/27/2013
I've been using my Vario for a couple weeks now and love the precise control for grind time and texture. My complaint is with the portafilter holder. Everything on the machine seems to be high quality except this holder while it appears to be something rescued from a Dollar Store. Thin, flexible sheet metal arms attached to a plastic backing plate with one tiny screw. It loosely holds the portafil ... read more
Review Date - 05/17/2014
Nate Simmons wrote: "...the Rancilio Rocky - it constantly requires us to shake the machine or take the top off and force beans into the grinder."
I have owned a doserless Rocky grinder for about four years, and find that it works with few quirks other than the jamming problem mentioned by Nate. I used to keep a chopstick handy to deal with these types of jams, which would occur about once a wee ... read more
Review Date - 01/12/2014
Our Rocky Doserless keeps on delivering a fine product. To maintain maximum bean freshness we fill the hopper just enough for the current shots (in addition to that which you cannot see in the grinder itself). To catch the excess grind (we have an earlier model with a flat lip) we keep a small square sided bowl underneath the portafilter. The spill-over is a minor inconvenience, one we accept t ... read more
Review Date - 12/10/2009
I have had this grinder for over a year. As other reviewers have commented, it does not do well for coarse ground coffee. It won't even go all the way to the most coarse setting. IMO it works best for espresso.
If the bean is roasted to FC, right before second crack or no more than 5 seconds into second crack, the grinder works pretty well. Most of the grind gets into the portafilter. However, ... read more
Review Date - 03/19/2014
I love this grinder. It's just me making a cap or two a day, but it grinds to nth degree perfectly. It's easy to use, easy to clean and very easy to operate. I think this is a bargain when it comes to burr grinders. I've used this little grinder everyday for the last 4 years. Glad the folks at WLL recommended it to pair with my Expobar Lever! ... read more
Review Date - 03/25/2011
I bought this unit with expectations that with its price and Italian origin it would last nearly a lifetime. It was nice while it lasted but unfortunately a rock got caught in the works. The interior parts are made of plastic, and replacement parts are no longer available. I am now the proud owner of a nearly $300 paperweight. ... read more