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Hello! Advice please for quiet grinder to replace MDF alongside Gaggia Classic

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Hello All,

 

I would be really grateful for your advice on the following.

 

I need a quieter, faster upgrade for my 2013 Gaggia MDF grinder. ItÂ’s been reliable but I find it very slow and noisy (especially if trying not to wake my wife when leaving early for work) Also messy - wasteful. And we both find it intrusive when we have guests in kitchen diner.

 

In addition, because I alternate making a caffeinated cup for me and a decaf for my wife I measure the beans by volume and grind enough only for each port a filter load.

 

Should I change to a doserless grinder?

 

At first I thought that a Baratza 270w with quick swappable caf and decaf hoppers might be more efficient. But am put off by cost/noise and talk of unreliability.

 

Is the Eureka Mignon a good way to go? Rancilio Rocky? Clear info on noise levels hard to come by.

 

 

 

And of of course I hope to get a taste upgrade as well!

 

Many thanks

 

Keith

 

 

 

 

Constraints: £375 max, under counter height 55cm

 

General usage: 2 caffeinated and 2 decaffeinated punchy flat whites.

 

 

Using Union beans. Used to use JB Johannes Bauer when I could get them

2013 Gaggia classic - seems to be the older solid build. Put on rancilio wand but I canÂ’t use well and itÂ’s slow so I use (dare I mention here????) Dualit frother!

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I've got a rocky, and it's loud, and slow.


The more I learn, the less I know!

 

Rancillio Rocky:) Gaggia Classic :) 18g VST

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I've got a rocky, and it's loud, and slow.

 

Sorry to hear that the rocky is loud, I was thinking about getting it. Is there a similarly priced grinder recommended around here, which is easier on the ears?

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Something to bear in mind is that the majority of grinders cannot swap readily / easily between different beans and need adjustments to get good results.

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Dare I say the Niche Zero......it is £500 which might exceed budget but, it single doses with next to zero retention.....is not noisy and will tae you to where you want to go

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