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Wega espresso machines and grinders are the work-horses of the espresso world. You'll find them in many cafes across South Africa, where they are often chosen because they are great value for money and quite reliable. They are known to offer functionality that would otherwise cost much more in other brands, while still being robustly built and able to handle high volumes.
For home baristas, Wega offers a grinder with many of the same qualities. The Wega Max 5.8 Instant Espresso Grinder is a small model designed with domestic users in mind, though you may well find it in small cafes or operating as a secondary grinder in larger ones.
It houses 58mm flat burrs in a simple 'on-demand' chassis for grinding straight into your espresso portafilter. What is particularly impressive at the price point is that it offers micro-metric adjustment, allowing you to dial in your grind setting with much more precision than a normal stepped grinder. It also allows you to pre-set two dose timers for a single and a double. For those looking for a step up from entry level espresso grinders, the Wega Max 5.8 Instant is a great value for money option.
Wega Max 5.8 Instant Espresso Grinder Features
- Programmable single & double dose (timer-based)
- Continuous Micrometric grind setting
- On-demand/instant operation
- Grinding discs (flat burrs)
- Aluminium body
Wega Max 5.8 Instant Espresso Grinder Technical Specifications
- Grinding disc diameter: 58mm
- Voltage: 110/230/240
- Power: 220W
- Grinding speed: 1600 (220V), 1,400 (230-240V) 1,640 (110V)
- Max grinding capacity: 6kg/hour
- Hopper capacity: 800g
- Dimensions (w x h x d): 165x 495 x 305 mm
- Weight: 5.5kg
- Shipping weight: 6.5kg