Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi, so I’m thinking of going second hand as I’m on a limited budget of £250 (will stretch a little further if it’s amazing) I want something that makes the espresso in my gaggia classic in my budget(I’m a novice so all the gear and no idea at the moment anyway)


i have had had a look through the forums and the Mazzers keep coming up I would really appreciate some help whittling down the choices or any new ideas! Apologies for asking a question that I’m sore has been answered 1000 times I’ve already made the mistake of buying wrong once and don’t want to repeat.





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

With that money you are fairly limited but do have a few choices.


I have a mignon specialita & find it to be a great little grinder for the money. I’d imagine they go for about the £280-300 mark used but probably not many coming up as they are not that old.


You can easily get an ex commercial mazzer for that money on eBay/gumtree. The SJ’s & Majors often sell for between £100-300 depending on type & condition but they are a bit bigger & it depends if you want one on your counter.


I have two Mini electronics for sale in the sale section & they are great little grinders for the money, built like tanks. If you use them with a hopper of beans you need to be prepared to either get in with a small brush to get the retained grinds out of the chute (takes about 5 seconds) or just put up with the retention & purge in the morning.


The other option with the mazzers being the rubber lens hood mod that @coffeechap came up with. When single dosing the lens hood acts as a mini hopper/ ‘puffer’, meaning you put a lid on it & give it a few whacks & it clearers the chute out by blowing air through.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



thanks for your response! I might wait till I get paid then and see if yours are still for sale! Thanks Matt

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • About
    Coffee Forums UK is the UK's premier coffee forum Started in June 2008 by Glenn Watson, we now have more than 24000 mainly UK based members, and welcome more than 3000 members and visitors from around the world each day! With strategic investment and digital expertise from the Jackson Lockhart team (Tait Pollack and Adam Bateman), we are taking Coffee Forums UK to the next level, and are delighted to share the journey with you.

    New Members:
    We are often referred to as the friendliest forum on the web and we look forward to welcoming you onboard. Please read our Terms of Use. We stick by them, existing members please familiarise yourselves with them.


    Coffee Forums Media Kit

    Click Here To Buy Advertising Space 
    £100 p/m when paid yearly, up-to: 690000 banner impressions per month!



    Become a friend of CFUK
    Buy Us A Monthly Coffee (massive thank you!) 


    Donate / Sponsor

    Click Here To Donate (big thank you!)

    Get Your Supporter Badge Today (per year)


    Coffee Forums Logo

  • Create New...