All Rancilio Certified Refurbished grinders are units that have been serviced directly at the Rancilio Group North America facility. Each unit was returned to Rancilio for any one of a variety of reasons ranging from buyer's remorse to an actual defect. Any repairs, if any are even necessary, are made by Rancilio certified technicians. All machines that leave the Rancilio service facility are considered to perform "like new," though some minor blemishes may be present, such as superficial scuffs or scratches which do not affect the overall appearance of the machine. Rancilio-certified service centers, such as J.L. Hufford, provide their own warranties. These Certified Refurbished Rancilio Espresso Grinders come with a One Year warranty (full details at bottom of page).
The Rancilio Rocky has, for years, been revered as the all-around champ of home espresso grinders, but that didn't stop Rancilio from making improvements. These new Rocky grinders now include a removable catch tray to collect stray grounds and keep your counter clean. The Rocky still features commercial grinding burrs with many settings for espresso to help you achieve perfect crema-topped espresso. While it can grind coffee on any setting from French press to Turkish, the Rancilio Rocky has been specifically engineered to work perfectly with the Rancilio Silvia and other commercial grade espresso machines. The Rancilio Rocky is offered in two models: doserless and doser. The doserless Rocky is perfect for the casual user to grind directly into the portafilter or any container of choice. The Rocky doser grinds into a special spring-loaded device that dispenses one shot's worth of espresso grounds per pull on the dosing lever.
The Rancilio Rocky is designed for the home barista who desires a durable and consistent grinder. Starting with just the body, you can tell that the Rocky is built to last. The Rocky is protected by a stainless steel back panel and base set upon a heavy duty black cast aluminum frame. It is modeled after the Rancilio MD40 and is the heavy duty partner to the Silvia.
The motor on the Rancilio Rocky is the envy of all other home grinders. Rancilio uses the same motor in their commercial MD40 grinder. It is a 166-watt direct drive motor that runs quiet and is extremely powerful. Grinding at the espresso fineness setting puts a lot of strain on any grinder, so the Rocky has been built to handle the job with ease. The motor alone weighs around 12 lbs. and spins at 1,725RPM. It has a high-temperature overload switch to prevent possible damage if a stone gets caught in the burrs.
While the Rancilio Rocky is designed to be primarily an espresso grinder, it naturally can grind any type of coffee you desire. It has 55 settings ranging from French press coarse to ultra-fine Turkish, about 15 of which are just for espresso. Espresso machines with commercial portafilters will accept only a very narrow grinding range in order to make proper espresso shots with good crema. Even baristas with the most discriminating tastes will be able to fine-tune the Rocky to grind at that perfect setting.
Consistent espresso grinding requires, among many things, well made grinder burrs. The Rocky employs forged steel medium duty flat burrs that resist wear and corrosion. These 50 mm burr plates are precision balanced to press out a consistently fine to extra fine grind every time. The bottom burr plate spins while the top burr connects to the 10 ounce tinted bean hopper and locks into place when you set the fineness of the grind.
Rancilio understands that different baristas have different needs. As such, the Rocky is offered in either the Doser or Doserless model. The Rocky Doser grinds into a 7 ounce container mounted on the front of the grinder. Pull lever on the left, and the Rocky Doser will dispense approximately enough ground espresso for one shot (about 7 grams). Need two shots? Pull twice. The Rocky does not have an automatic sensor to shut off the grinding, but with the flip of a switch, you can grind enough coffee to fill the entire container or just enough for your next drink. Plan on only doing a drink a day or less? J.L. Hufford advises the Rocky Doserless model. It will grind directly into a filter, or container of your choice, to ensure that you get freshly ground coffee every time.
|Name:||Rancilio Rocky Espresso Grinder Doserless - Demo Unit|
The Rancilio Rocky is warranted against defects in parts and workmanship for One Year with J.L. Hufford. Any damage resulting from misuse or mishandling will not be covered.
I highly recommend purchasing the demo unit. Typically, I like to purchase items new, but took a chance with this one and I'm glad I did. Unit looks perfect and works perfectly - just like new. Plus, it includes the full warranty. It's really a no brainer.
I have wanted a Rancilio Rocky to go with my Silvia for 15 years! But I could not justify the cost until this demo unit came along and I was in need of a new grinder. The grinder shipped promptly and arrived in original packaging and looked brand new. It performs great and is very easy to use. I would definitely recommend new or refurbished.