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Our coffee grinder went tango uniform this morning, harkening back to the days when it seemed like we'd go through one every few days. I've previously complemented the model we were using for its durability, and this doesn't really change that opinion, as the grinder lasted about four years (I'm sure our record in the other direction is closer to four days). The bad news is this seems to be a discontinued model, and the new high-end Kitchen Aid model costs around twice as much as the old one (which itself seemed expensive). The good news is this one seems to address the main shortcoming of the now-deceased one, as it looks like it will contain the grounds better (the old one tended to spray them all over), and it carries a two-year warranty, so it will probably be our choice as a replacement.

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29. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 20:52 nin
 
But manually grinding could lead to an injury taking him away from his Dream of being a Rock Band Legend.

And late morning posts!

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28. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 19:15 The Half Elf
 
But manually grinding could lead to an injury taking him away from his Dream of being a Rock Band Legend. Dammit man are you trying to kill him?!?

 
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27. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 17:22 Elwro
 
Why not use a manual grinder? It's way more fun and it's additional morning exercise :-)

 
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26. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 17:21 Kosumo
 
Strich, can you add - mammalian protruberances - in honor of Frank Zappa (Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt) to your list in future thanks (you know you'll be getting out your list again some time)

 
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25. Grinder Theory Jul 24, 2008, 16:36 Killer Kane
 
The real reason Blue's coffee grinder broke down is....The Bush Administration!.....(and the Jews...)

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24. Coffee Grinders Jul 24, 2008, 15:19 MashHawkeye
 
Hey Blue, first of all I work part-time at http://www.yourkitchenstore.com and I drink a REAL lot of coffee. I also have burned through a lot of grinders. What I found the best so far is actually a low-tech solution. We have hand-cranked coffee grinders that work just as well if not better than the electric. They are cheaper and mine has lasted for 8 years now.

 
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23. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 14:45 nin
 
And Blue ya really need to get one of those 'Days without an Accident' counter on the site but changed for Kitchen Appliances

He'll get to that right after he sets up that special Blue's recipe page I've asked about!



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22. No subject Jul 24, 2008, 14:44 xXBatmanXx
 
I miss the big metal pots with the glass percolator at the top. Made the coolest sounds.

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21. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 14:41 Ken Lautner
 
These are a bit more expensive, but i have used one for 6+ years with no issues. perfect coffee every time, one cup at a time. www.saeco-usa.com/

 
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20. Capresso Jul 24, 2008, 14:30 Cutter
 
http://capresso.com/

I recently got the world's coolest kettle (http://capresso.com/water-kettle-frother-h20-plus.shtml), and these guys make burr and blade grinders, so it may be worth a look.


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19. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 14:21 The Half Elf
 
Nin just get that firefox plug-in we use to talk about here, you could change Coffee or Hudson to BOOBIES! and be set for life

And Blue ya really need to get one of those 'Days without an Accident' counter on the site but changed for Kitchen Appliances

 
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18. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 14:05 deadgoon
 
Uh oh...

"Allez cuisine!"

 
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17. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 13:37 JM
 
not if you knew the difference between the sawdust that gets passed off as coffee in the supermarket and a cup of just roasted, freshly ground dark roast.

OK, I challenge you to a blind taste test.

I'm not talking about pre-ground store-bought coffee vs freshly ground at home coffee. I'm talking about freshly ground at home with different grinders.

Line up 5 identical cups of coffee differing only in how the beans were ground. I'd wager that few, if any, could tell you which coffee came from which grinder.

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16. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 13:29 Hump
 
Stephen, have you bought any green coffee and tried roasting it at home yet? I finally broke down and bought some from this place:

http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.greencoffee.mvc.shtml

I used a popcorn popper from Targets to roast the beans and after one misfire i got it right. Fantastic stuff though I only do it once in awhile as its a bit of a pain in the ass.


$249.99 to grind some coffee beans?!?! That is insane.

not if you knew the difference between the sawdust that gets passed off as coffee in the supermarket and a cup of just roasted, freshly ground dark roast.
 
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15. "tango uniform" Jul 24, 2008, 13:19 Jim
 
lol

I'll have start using that one.

 
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14. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 13:12 JM
 
$249.99 to grind some coffee beans?!?! That is insane.


 
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13. Grinder Jul 24, 2008, 12:53 painh8r
 
I've had a Braun KSM2-BLK for 8 years, that grinds a least one load every day. I know the blade models aren't considered to be the best -- but it's reliable, easy to maintain, and less than 30 bux.

 
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12. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 12:40 Jason
 
When our coffee grinder took a crap, we found this one at Macy's and never looked back.

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=206557&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results (Keurig B60)

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11. No subject Jul 24, 2008, 12:26 strich
 
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i actually put up a blog post on bewbs a few years ago.

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10. Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 12:16 Capella
 
Note to self: "Ta tas" brings down web site.

LMFAO!!! Damn that made my day.

 
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