The S-Manuale 64 from ECM is one of the most powerful grinders on the market for its price-point, featuring a set of 64mm stainless steel burrs and a powerful 450 watt motor to put it ahead of the competition.
The grinder is the single most important piece of equipment that accompanies an espresso machine and we can tell that ECM kept this in mind when they designed the S-Manuale 64 burr grinder. With a powerful 450W motor and a set of 64mm stainless steel burrs, it's surprising they managed to fit so much into so small a product.
Features and Performance
A nice finishing touch we noticed is the vented housing for greater airflow and cooler operation so your coffee beans aren't affected during the grinding process. The S-Manuale 64 also boasts a subtle improvement in grind adjustment with the addition of the o-ring inside the grinding chamber. This prevents grounds from packing the adjustment threads, which would otherwise make calibrating the burrs difficult or unreliable, as you might find on other grinders.
You'll find the S-Manuale 64 is easy to set up and use. Grind adjustment is stepless with the worm gear adjustment key, adjustable with just your fingertips and allowing for a near infinite number of settings. Owing to its name, the S-Manuale 64 manual grinds only, making it a stand-out option for those who want more control and don't want to bother with programming dosage.
Why You Should Get It
All-in-all, the S-Manuale 64 stands out as a solid companion to any prosumer home espresso machine. The stepless grind adjustment means you have very fine control over your grind setting, which really helps when dialing in your espresso. The stainless steel housing adds some class and durability, as well.
450 Watt Motor
The S-Manuale 64 can grind about 11 grams of coffee in about 2.5 seconds. This feature alone puts it well ahead of most grinders at the some price-point.
All you need to do to grind is push in your portafilter and hold. Grinds will dispense smoothly into the portafilter until the button is released. Adding a separate scale will really help with the consistency of your shots.
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