The S-Automatik 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-Automatik 64 burr grinder in elegant anthracite. 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-Automatik 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-Automatik 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. For dispensing, you can program unique shot-times for both single and double shots within 1/10th of a second. Manual grinding is also an option for those who want more control.
Why You Should Get It
All-in-all, the S-Automatik 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 anthracite housing pairs nicely with ECM's Puristika and Synchronika machines for those looking to bring home a matched set. The LED display on the S-Automatik 64 matches the PID temperature controller on equipped ECM espresso machines, for an added touch.
450 Watt Motor
The S-Automatik 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.
The S-Automatik 64 features a silver-colored display that lets you program your shot times by 0.1 second intervals. It comes pre-programmed with two settings for single and double shots.
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