LX Newton 55 Overview
The LX Newton 55 is a premium home espresso grinder with an emphasis on performance and build quality without compromising on aesthetics. The grinder is equipped with a pair of 55mm flat steel burrs and a 310W motor. Seasoned home baristas will appreciate the precise stepless grind adjustment and programmable single and double shot times. Unlike many contemporary home grinders, the Newton 55 is made in Italy and features all-metal housing and a glass touch display.
Features and Performance
Core to the LX series of grinders is a universal all-metal housing, crystal-clear glass touch display. The Newton 55 has a set of 55mm burrs and a 310W motor to grind coffee at 1,350RPM for an output between 1.2-1.8g/sec, depending on grind fineness. Grinding noise is significantly reduced to roughly 60db via the inclusion of silent technology, and static and clumps are eliminated from ground coffee via the ACE System (Anti Clumps & Electrostaticity).
Grind adjustment is managed by the stepless micrometric regulation system, allowing users to to make incredibly precise adjustments with the comfortable knob to the right of the display. Because the top burr is stationary, when opening the Newton 55 for regular maintenance, your grind setting is preserved. This eliminates the need for dialing your grinder back in. Single and double doses can be programmed within 1/10th of a second via the touch display; you can also lock your doses to prevent accidental changes, as well as grind continuously using the manual “Extra Dose” mode.
Rounding out the Newton 55 are its adjustable metal portafilter fork for hands-free grinding and the shatter resistant 250g Tritan bean hopper which sparkles like glass.
Why You Should Get It
Too often, home espresso grinders emphasize affordability and practicality at the expense of build quality and aesthetics. The Newton 55 is a much needed rebuke to that kind of thinking. With its all-metal housing, glass touch display and comfortable adjustment knob, the Newton 55 looks and feels good while providing excellent grinds for espresso.