MattH These are now 199 at bella barista now - still a good buy ? I see they say its a occasional grinder - would this mean it can only handle a small amount of coffees in a short time ?
They are really good. Apparently there were some gearbox issues, the manufacturer fixed the issue and gave them a who load of new motors. So they recalled them all and replaced the motors…As for occasional, perhaps they are being cautious. In reality most people don’t drink more than 3 or 4 espressos in a day and it won’t break a sweat doing that.
Mine has the original motor and hasn’t had a problem, but I have a replacement revised motor to fit should the problem arise. Apparently the motor is a bit fiddly to fit and requires some soldering, but I should be able to manage it OK. I also have a motor one where the gearbox failed, so I will be taking it apart to see the failure mode in the gears.
At £200 it’s a pretty good price and doesn’t stall like the Lagom Mini.