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I bought a second hand Mazzer Major and I am in the middle of cleaning it out. All the doser parts are now clean, except the one in the picture. I am hesitating how to clean this since it has some grease. If I clean this with soap and water and then drop it in Cafiza, would I need to re grease it? Would it be OK to clean it and not add any grease? Any suggestions on how to clean this much appreciated.
Hi guys I just picked up an E7 second hand as I wanted to up my grinder quality to go with my new machine. Curious if anyone has found any time and coffee efficient workarounds, or even mods to make it doserless, as I've noticed it's not the best when it comes to grind retention in the dosing chamber. At the moment I've resorted to using a compressed air duster to blow stale grinds into position to be dosed out but can see this getting quite frustrating (and expensive!!) after a while. Cheers Toby
First thing I want to point out on this post is that I don't claim to be an expert, nor that I have any superior knowledge or techniques. I am simply someone who enjoys coffee and have thought my journey of exploration come to my own ways of working with my equipment to get the best results I can. I myself currently have a Silvia V3 partnered with a Rocky. A great novice set up that has served me well to now when I in the process of upgrading. My Rocky is the doser version, yes DOSER... Why some of you may ask did I go with the doser version over the seemingly more popular doserless version, well frankly at this stage I cannot say. I brought my equipment new about five years ago with limited knowledge or advice and at the time thought it seemed the right choice. While at times over the years I have felt that that uneducated choice was wrong, I have come to the conclusion that that with the rocky the doser model works great for me due to the technique I've adopted. The reason for this is avoiding the dreaded killer of shots though clumping by a simple dosing technique. I should point out that I've been using a VST ridgeless basket which helps (ease of removal from portafilter) Remove the basket from the portafilter for dosing, I weight beans using the basket adding 4g over the desired output of 18g to allow for retention, and load into the rocky. Take the cover off the doser chamber, and switch on the machine. Using my finder I rotate the blades within the doser continuously instead of using the dosing handle. This means that the ground coffee is getting distributed from exiting the chamber and thus hasn't any opportunity to remain clumped. I discard the first 4g (as per step 1). holding the filter basket in the other hand and rotating in my fingers continuously I collect the coffee exiting the grinder. The results I have found are a very even distribution of coffee within the basket better then using a rapid pull on the doser handle. This has helped me improve the consistency of my shots. The best part is, no need to try and declump with toothpicks or other small implements as I have seen people on line do (to be honest I haven't the patients for such procedures). Which I wager you can't get with the doserless version of the same grinder. Is this the best grinder going, no (nor would I attempt to say it is). But is is perfectly good at giving a consistent grind for the likes of a machine like the Silvia. If you asked me now which would I choose, it would be the doser version, sure it wastes the odd gram or two more through left over grounds in the chamber and some would say it's harder to clean (I myself don't find that as I use the hover with a attachment only used for this purpose for general cleaning) but it doesn't result in clumping, and that is something I have learned at least in my experience if a killer to consistency. Anyway that's my 2 cents worth. R