As a third-year owner of a Gaggia MDF Coffee Grinder, I'd like to share a few of my not-so-secret tips for using this machine. Since this machine has 34 settings, I'll save you quite a bit of time (and coffee) and say that the best grind setting for espresso is going to be right around a...
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The Gaggia MDF Coffee Grinder is a commercial grade burr grinder equal to those found in Europe’s espresso bars and restaurants. Automatic dosing allows a premeasured amount of ground coffee to drop directly into the filter holder. Pull the lever once for one cup espresso, or twice for two cups. Precision-machined grinding burrs can be easily adjusted for 34 different degrees of fineness. The large hopper holds 10 ounces of coffee beans. Easy to use and perfect results are achieved each time. Please note that most grinders are tested at the manufacturer and coffee grounds may be found in the grinder as a result. All machines sold are new unless otherwise clearly stated. Available in Black or White.
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Features & Benefits: Coffee
The housing is made of impact resistant plastic to help reduce noise and increase durability.
34 Grind Settings
The Gaggia MDF can grind fine enough for any espresso machine and coarse enough for drip coffee. To adjust the setting just turn the bean hopper and you can visually see what setting you are on through a display on the front of the grinder.
Heavy Duty Motor
The 120 watt motor on the MDF is connected to the grinding burrs through a gear reduction system. This gives the grinder more than enough torque to handle any high volume home use.
Top Quality Grinding Burrs
Like the other grinders in this price range the MDF has commercial quality grinding burrs that will last for years. They are 50mm in diameter and made of tempered steel.
Easy to use Controls
The MDF has a standard on/off switch that is located on the bottom right side of the grinder.
Large Capacity Bean Hopper
The bean hopper can hold up to a maximum of 10 ounces of beans. It is made of smoked plastic and has a tight fitting lid to help preserve the freshness of the beans.
The ground coffee container for the dosing section is made of smoked plastic and can hold up to 8 ounces of ground coffee. Each pull of the plastic handle will dispense about 7 grams of coffee from the ground coffee container. Use one pull for single shot and two pulls for a double shot.
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|Dimension - Width (Inches)||4.5|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||13|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||8.5|
|Description||Grinding Coffee Beans|
|Grind Selection||All grinds|
|Drive System||Direct Drive|
|Burr Material||Stainless Steel|
|Burr Size (Millimeter)||50|
|Clearance Height for Portafilter (Inches)||4|
|Bean Hopper Material||Smoked Plastic|
|Ground Coffee Container Material||No|
|Bean Hopper Capacity (Oz)||10|
|Dosser Capacity (Oz)||8|
|Portafilter Compatibility||Commercial Style|
|Number Of Grind Settings||34|
|Type Of Controls||Rotating Housing|
|Type Of Control Switches||Rocker|
|Grind Setting Controls||Stepped|
|Temp 4 Oz Grounded (F)||80|
|Sound No Beans (Db)||74|
|Sound With Beans (Db)||80|
|Easy Access To Burrs||No|
|Cleaning Products For Burrs||Urnex Grindz|
|Country Of Manufacture||Italy|
|Recommended Applications||Home / Commercial|
|Repairs By||Whole Latte Love|
Q & ABack to Top
I re-calibrated my Gaggia MDF last week-end so that 1 matches a notch over 0 (when Burrs touch). I am only able to get a good espresso grind with setting 2. I hear the recommended setting is "6" and I just don't understand how it is possible to get a decent espresso grind with that number as for...
Answer by techkathy
Sometimes the grinder can seem like the burrs are touching when they really are not. Listen for the sound after you clean out the grinder and run it for a second to check calibration. If the grinder is at the absolute zero point the sound will stop immediately. If it is not at the absolute...
Answer by Brian
I experienced the same thing...my MDF ground at 3-4 out of the box for a good espresso. With the coffee I am currently using, I am at a 1-2 for a good shot, although 1 can choke it if I tamp up to 30lbs. On a side note, my grind is something like 30-45 sec for 14-16g. Is that normal?
Hello. My MDF doser lever spring broke. Two questions, is the spring part available from WLLL, and does WLL have instructions on how to replace the spring? Thanks...
Answer by mjackson
Pj, It is available and if you call our tech support line they will be able to help you get the part and send an email on what to do.
how much beans should i grind for 2 shots of espresso on the MDF grinder, I just dont want to leave extra coffee in the doser. I have a gaggia classic.
Answer by A
Philip, The starting point for a double shot would be 14 grams of coffee. The way I always use the MDF is this: Let it grind for 10 seconds Pull lever to dispense ground Every second or so pull again until portafilter is just about full Turn off grinder before your last pull to fill the...
plugged a gaggia mdf which I bought from whole latte love during thanksgiving with 110V into a 220V socket and I suspect that fuse may have blown. please help, new machine that i hope to repair myself.
Answer by Sanfam
While it's possible the fuse may have blown, it's also possible that the motor may have been damaged by the higher-than-expected current. The machine can be opened by removing the four screws from the lower base, then removing the fuse from a black holder mounted to the motor's control board. ...