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which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Mar 19. 15 Replies

I am starting out making chocolate from the 'bean to the bar', but it has become clear that I need to invest in a grinder/melanger to get the chocolate particle size to around 15microns to achieve…Continue

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Lee replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Have you asked over at the chocolate alchemy forum (aka chocolate talk proboards)? They have a whole thread for Premier Wonder owners. "
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Beryl Wells Hamilton replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Hello. We love our Premier Grinders.  We do four single origin chocolates in very small batches, so these small machines work very well for us. We also like being able to back off the stones so the chocolate stops grinding but keeps conching.…"
Mar 7
James Hull replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"After your advice and recommendation I am going to go for a premier grinder. From what you and Gap have said the 1.5ltr machine seems to have no problems running for long period of times and has good durability. I was wondering whether or not you…"
Mar 3
Gap replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"I have the same machine and have left it running for 50 hours straight without any fans/modifications. No problems what-so-ever. My machine would have done over 800 hours now without needing new belts or any new parts."
Feb 25
Ben Rasmussen replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"I have the Premier Wonder Grinder which is the non-tilting 1.5 L version."
Feb 25
James Hull replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"That is brilliant news as it would seem that they bar far the cheapest machine. I was wondering why they are so much cheaper though... Which premier do you have?"
Feb 25
Ben Rasmussen replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"I've run many test batches in a couple of unmodified Premiers for multiple days with no heat issues."
Feb 25
Lee replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"I'm in the same position as you I'm afraid. No idea! Based on what I've read here on TCL and the user's thread on the chocolate forum at proboards it seems like a winner. Price is right too! Seems to me overheating is not a big…"
Feb 25
James Hull replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Hi Lee, I have been looking at the machine you suggested and seems easy to get hold of in the uk, but it seems that people are unsure whether it would overheat if run for too long?"
Feb 25
James Hull replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Hi Clay, thank you for your helpful comment. I have since been looking at the tabletop versions, and have decided its best to practice with one of these. However I am now undecided on the spectra 11 or the cocoatown ECGC-12SLTA both seem very…"
Feb 25
Lee replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"The Premier Wonder gets the thumbs up from various people including Chocolate Alchemy ... I'm pondering getting one."
Feb 24
Liz Rowe replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"I've got a Spectra 40, but don't think it grinds nearly as well as my benchtop Spectra 11. One thing I've wondered is about whether I need to 'scale' the time in the bigger grinder given the fact I'm doing bigger loads…"
Feb 23
Sherill replied to James Hull's discussion which is the best grinder/melanger to buy??
"Thanks so much Clay for this. As with James, I've had the same dilemma and this information helps a lot.  I am a silent member of this wonderful site and has been greedy of all the informations all the members has been generous of. I…"
Feb 19

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