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I'm thinking of buying a second-hand Compak E8 at a great price. My question is if anyone knows the approximate retention of this grinder, it is something that I would like to consider before buying it.

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What's a great price  £650<

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Buy it what year and treat it to Red speed burrs if you can get them. Give it a once over as well

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Its got a reasonably high retention and taking it apart to clean is a massive PITA. Great grinder but the faff it was to take apart and clean the burrs then re-calibrate blew my mind. I have a mythos now and removing the top burr to clean and do whatever else is a cinch and you don't need to recalibrate afterwards. 

If you are thinking about single dosing, I wouldn't. 

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40 minutes ago, Jony said:

Buy it what year and treat it to Red speed burrs if you can get them. Give it a once over as well

What is the advantage of Red Speed burrs then to a grinder in a domestic environment?

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I love my E8, but definitely wouldn’t single dose. But then to me, single dosing is a pain and I’m happy to have it on demand.

Just depends on how you want to use it I guess.


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1 hour ago, dfk41 said:

What is the advantage of Red Speed burrs then to a grinder in a domestic environment?

It's nice to have some nice burrs, or even SSP, if they do them, Same advantage as a mythos for home they are nice are they not, what grinder do you have Ive forgotten these few months

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50 minutes ago, joey24dirt said:

I love my E8, but definitely wouldn’t single dose. But then to me, single dosing is a pain and I’m happy to have it on demand.

Just depends on how you want to use it I guess.


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The grinder gots high retention? U know aprox how much? Thank You man!

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1 hour ago, mctrials23 said:

Its got a reasonably high retention and taking it apart to clean is a massive PITA. Great grinder but the faff it was to take apart and clean the burrs then re-calibrate blew my mind. I have a mythos now and removing the top burr to clean and do whatever else is a cinch and you don't need to recalibrate afterwards. 

If you are thinking about single dosing, I wouldn't. 

Agreed, I had one to test ages ago... Mine was so badly misaligned you could only grind espresso fine by screwing it down  so tight on the adjusters it aligned the burrs by bending. Without coffee it screeched in pain. Needless to say I got fed up and sent it back. I note they changed the design some time later. 

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30 minutes ago, Jony said:

It's nice to have some nice burrs, or even SSP, if they do them, Same advantage as a mythos for home they are nice are they not, what grinder do you have Ive forgotten these few months

A Niche, Brasilia RR55 and a Clima Pro, but my question specifically, was why would a home user want to pay the additional premium for Red Speed burrs to make 2 or 3 shots a day for a domestic setting. I agree, if you have the money to burn and just want to show the size of your knob off then you might be right, but if you reply, explain to me the benefit

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Posh clima pro very nice, I thought because the Burrs will need changing so just upgrade to nicer one's as it's cheap for a E8, and no other reason I see quite a few with Redspeed do you have a problem with my suggestion or just put standard back then if you must.

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49 minutes ago, Jony said:

Posh clima pro very nice, I thought because the Burrs will need changing so just upgrade to nicer one's as it's cheap for a E8, and no other reason I see quite a few with Redspeed do you have a problem with my suggestion or just put standard back then if you must.

I presumed red speed would be a lot dearer than standard, hence my question why a home user would see any additional benefit. I have not researched prices, perhaps you have and I can learn from you

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Do you think E8 its a good purchase for 200€? It would be my first grinder. Im waiting for a ACS MINIMA, it will be my first machine.


As long as it’s in sound condition then yes I would snap it up.

I’ve never measured the retention so unfortunately not much help there.


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7 minutes ago, joey24dirt said:

 


As long as it’s in sound condition then yes I would snap it up.

I’ve never measured the retention so unfortunately not much help there.


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Enough of this can you mod my sage portafilter please?

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Enough of this can you mod my sage portafilter please?





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22 minutes ago, Cooffe said:

Enough of this can you mod my sage portafilter please?

Get in line! I'm holding off buying a Sage over here.

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Get in line! I'm holding off buying a Sage over here.


You can both get [email protected] haha

Back to the thread.

Yes buy the E8


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The e10 can be single dosed much more easily and at the prices you are finding these grinders at it is a no brainier 

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14 minutes ago, coffeechap said:

The e10 can be single dosed much more easily and at the prices you are finding these grinders at it is a no brainier 

I was thinking he should get both!

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23 minutes ago, mctrials23 said:

I was thinking he should get both!

Indeed !!! Two for less than the price of one

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