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  1. Ah okay, sorry for another basic question but I'm very new to this. How do I know if the burrs are touching? Can I visually see it if I take the hopper off?
  2. At risk of me sounding like an idiot. How are the numbers around the hopper supposed to assist me in adjusting the grind?
  3. Thanks, I'll give that a go. Is there no visual representation at all for what grind your currently at? Seems a big over sight in design, although I get it's a low end grinder. I will definitely upgrade in the future, but just had my first baby daughter and money is going to be fairly tight for a little while, so would like to work with what I've got for the time being.
  4. Hello, I recently bought a second hand Gaggia Classic with a Iberital MC2 grinder. I've read on this site that although not the best grinder it will be good enough for Espresso. I'm not looking to upgrade yet as I am very new to home coffee and want to try to get as much out of the equipment I've got before I upgrade. My question is, how do I know when I've got to the finest grind the machine can perform? The knob just keeps turning and turning but my grind still seems to be too coarse. My espresso shot seems to run through in about 15 seconds. Thanks
  5. Ah okay, thank you I assume that'll be the 2012 model then, I'll keep hold of that one.
  6. I've ended up with 2 gaggia classic one from 2014 (14/2014) and one from 2012 (08/2012). The only difference I can see is the 2012 says it is 1300W. Both are in good condition but I want to sell one on. Is there any difference in these 2 models? Should I keep one over the other? Although the guy I bought the 2012 one from said he had it fitted with a new improved group solenoid valve, is it worth keeping that one over the 2014 then? Thanks everyone
  7. I do really like the look of the Sette 270, its just too much for me right now. Maybe I can save up for a while, and in the mean time just get my local coffee roaster to grind my beans.
  8. Thank you, Ill go with the wand I linked then, don't want to start drilling holes just yet and if its a straight swap I can always change it a later date if I feel the need too. I was going to go with the hand grinder I've seen pretty widely recommended, a Hario Skerton Pro, is that a decent entry level choice? Great, I've ordered myself a new basket in preparation and also the tamper you recommended. Thanks for that.
  9. Yer, until reading into all of this I never realised the importance of a good grinder. I've gone for hand grinder that I've seen widely recommended. Thats great, I'll leave it as is for now then, I can always upgrade in the future when I learn more and may see the benefit then.
  10. Hello all, I'm new to the world of home espresso and so far I'm loving it. I bought myself a second hand Gaggia Classic 2014 model. So far I've only been messing around with the pressurised baskets. Mine didn't come with a non pressurised basket but I'll get to that in a second. So I have few questions on upgrades I've read that will be good for me. 1. Everyone recommends I should upgrade to a Rancillo Silvia steamer. When I looked for one I saw there is a V1, V2 and V3. What's the difference and what one should I go for? This is the one I have bookmarked https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00MZA8OVU/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=AV1Z2IJNS752K&psc=1 2. I've ordered myself hand grinder so I can grind my own beans, and from what I understand I need a standard basket. Do I just put this straight into the portafilter and I'm good to go? Is the standard pressure from the Gaggia Classic enough or will I need to upgrade something else? Thanks and for welcoming me into this amazing community.
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