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The Rancilio Rocky has been one of the top home Espresso Grinders for years. The addition of the doserless model gives you a fantastic grinder with a chute in place of the doser. The chute reduces the amount of wasted coffee as well as the amount of stale coffee often left behind in dosers. Grind only what you need directly into your portafilter. The doserless Rocky 2016 in this new edition, looks almost identical to the stainless steel Rocky with the obvious lack of a doser. A main power switch is located on the right of the machine. Another "push and hold" switch on the front of the grinder is used to start and stop the grinding. The holding fork for the portafilter handle has been drastically redesigned and provides a very stable platform to grind into. The Rocky 2016 Doserless is the grinder of choice for most finicky home baristas due to its quality of grind and durability. Please note that most coffee grinders are tested at the manufacturer and coffee grounds may be found in the grinder as a result. Rancilio is in the process of updating the look of the Rocky Grinder, it may ship with either a rose tinted or blue tinted bean hopper.
This Stainless steel version has a stainless steel back panel and base with a heavy-duty black case aluminum frame.
This grinder uses a "chute" instead of a doser traditionally found on semi-commercial grinders. A retaining fork holds your portafilter handles as you grind directly into it. A doserless grinder will reduce wasted and staled coffee by grinding only what you need. No coffee is left behind.
The Rocky can be quickly and accurately adjusted using its 55 different grind settings. To make the adjustment you just push down on a release lever and turn the bean hopper. You can quickly and easily change from course to fine. It can grind your beans into a fine powder for Turkish coffee or espresso and even course enough for French press. With a Rocky the most particular barista will be able to fine-tune their extractions to perfection.
The Rocky’s motor is legendary. It is the same motor that Rancilio uses in the Commercial MD40 grinder. It has a high temperature overload switch to prevent possible damage if a stone gets caught in the burrs.
Like the motor the grinding burrs on the Rocky are the same ones that Rancilio uses in the commercial MD40 grinder. They are the flat plate style and 50mm in diameter that are even designed to handle a commercial load.
To turn the grinder on and off you just have to flip the switch that is located on the lower left front corner.
The bean hopper is made of rose tinted plastic that is designed to help keep your coffee fresh. A cover helps seal in the freshness. The bean hopper can hold up to 10.5 oz coffee.