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Im thinking of pre ordering and upgrading to a EK43s for home use. I was wondering what your opinion is if there would be any other options of grinder out there on the same level as the EK43? Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Hi,

 

 

Im thinking of pre ordering and upgrading to a EK43s for home use. I was wondering what your opinion is if there would be any other options of grinder out there on the same level as the EK43? Any suggestions would be welcome.

Is that the shorty on something similar to Santos 01 legs?

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Think it is the shorty version. not much difference in price though to the tall one.

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Think it is the shorty version. not much difference in price though to the tall one.
That's not surprising. The expensive bit of the grinder never was the legs.

 

Looks like it may be a perfect grinder for me if I ever upgrade to a prosumer lever.


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Hi,

 

 

Im thinking of pre ordering and upgrading to a EK43s for home use. I was wondering what your opinion is if there would be any other options of grinder out there on the same level as the EK43? Any suggestions would be welcome.

 

EK has few equals but, to really appreciate it, your preference, roast level-wise, needs to be towards lighter roasts. If light roasts don't float your boat, there are other grinders which will do a better job for darker roasts.

 

EK is ideal for single dosing and can switch between espresso and pour over grind effortlessly.


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Think it is the shorty version. not much difference in price though to the tall one.

 

The S is super aligned from the factory apparently.

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EK has few equals but, to really appreciate it, your preference, roast level-wise, needs to be towards lighter roasts. If light roasts don't float your boat, there are other grinders which will do a better job for darker roasts.

 

EK is ideal for single dosing and can switch between espresso and pour over grind effortlessly.

 

Got examples please boots?


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Big Compak conical but retention is an issue. HG 1 takes some beating for single dosing.


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Nice one. I’m thinking more and more about hg1 but all the vids I see the worflow time and faff isn’t for me


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Patrick - not sure why i said boots on previous post, apologies :-)


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Nice one. I’m thinking more and more about hg1 but all the vids I see the worflow time and faff isn’t for me

 

Faff isn't as bad as it seems with the HG 1 - curiously adds to the sense of enjoyment if you have the time.


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Boots and I are the forum's chuckle brothers:)

 

Ha ha you two and Mark - where would we all be without you.


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If I got back into darker roasts - would plum for an HG 1 without hesitation.


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er, that's martin??:)

 

mwjb?


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Nice one. I’m thinking more and more about hg1 but all the vids I see the worflow time and faff isn’t for me

 

I don’t find it a faff! It’s quick and clean . . . And easy to use when someone else is winding the handle :)


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Ha ha then you’ve got your own motor for automation ;-)

 

Seriously though - it’s ok? Maybe I should start another thread


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If I got back into darker roasts - would plum for an HG 1 without hesitation.
Ditto the sentiment here,

 

If I drank more dark roasts there is NO WAY I would be swapping the HG1.

 

It is a fantastic grinder for the home barista.


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idle thought, presumably we'll be able to buy the EK43S base on the spare parts list if this is going to be a full production staple?

 

anyone know?

 

swapping bases out is pretty trivial....


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The S is super aligned from the factory apparently.

 

May I ask where you got this information from? Is this an official statement of Mahlkönig? Where can I read more about this?

 

The reason I'm asking is, I'm currently considering pre-ordering an EK43s and I'm not able to find any form of confirmation of the "aligned from the factory" statement. Also, what does "super aligned" mean exactly?

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It’s not super aligned I believe that is Scottish humour, it is essentially an Ek43 on a shorter base


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