grinder hopper magnet?

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grinder hopper magnet?

Postby Alistair Durie on Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:44 pm

http://espressoparts.com/product/RO3322

what the heck is a grinder hopper magnet?
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Postby Phuong on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:00 pm

I believe it's designed to catch any tiny pieces of loose metals that might have slipped through and ended up in the hopper so that the metals do not mess up the burrs. It can be placed inside the hopper hooked around the little plastic-looking knob right above the funnel feeding the beans down into the burrs.

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Postby Alistair Durie on Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:16 pm

ah ha! very good, especially if your roaster doesn't use a de-stoner! I just wish it would catch stones!

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Postby JavaJ on Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:26 pm

Saved my grinder one time. Somehow there was a penny in the bag of coffee I was grinding. As I was grinding, I heard a noise, a strong "clink." Took me a few minutes to realize what had happened, but at least I didn't have to replace my burrs or worse!
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Postby Andy Schecter on Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:24 pm

JavaJ wrote:Saved my grinder one time. Somehow there was a penny in the bag of coffee I was grinding. As I was grinding, I heard a noise, a strong "clink." Took me a few minutes to realize what had happened, but at least I didn't have to replace my burrs or worse!


That's amazing, especially when you consider that pennies are non-magnetic. :shock:
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Postby Jeff Givens on Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:36 pm

Maybe it was a WWII-era steel penny. :?
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Postby phaelon56 on Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:15 am

Or you could have some workers who left the top off buckets they were using to make blends... and emtpied their tip jar money onto the counter above the buckets... and let a screw that had made its way into the jar (thrown in with someone's spare pocket change) fall into the bucket of beans.


But that wouldn't be bad enough - would it? You could then go to grind a shot with your Swift grinder and its expensive ceramic burrs and hear a terrible noise.

Option A - call the technical guy who's always on call and ask him what to do (that would be me)

Option B - keep turing the grinder on and off to see if that terrible gnashing metallic noise goes away

You already guessed it - right? Sure enough... they chose Option B and then called me when the burrs were shot and the burr mounting assembly was totally hosed. I like the idea of the magnet.
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