Quamar Q13E Conical Grinder Polished Aluminium
Quamar had been a supplier for some major brands for producing essential components and grinders.
With its experience and knowledge in the production, they later started out with their own brand of grinders.
Not only are they high performance and reliable, they are very affordable.
Quamar products are entirely made in Italy.
A quick guide for owners:
On calibration of grind size and setting the timer
The calibration guide below is base on the Quamar M80E which will be very similar to the Q13E.
For the Q50 series:
Q50E, there are only two programmable buttons.
Q50S, there are neither any programmable buttons nor an electronic panel. There’s a switch knob at the side for timer control.
What’s the main difference between Q13, M80 and Q50?
Q50 uses the smallest burrs with Q13 using the largest.
M80 which has a 63mm burr, is the smallest size we recommend for cafes, offices, restaurants. They are also excellent for homes.
Between Q13 with 75mm flat burrs and Q13 with 71mm conical burrs, the latter is actually much bigger. Conical burrs can produce rounder grinds with better yield, also they spin at a much slower speed.
The smaller the burrs, the less fine it can grind, and also more heat it will release during grinding. Heat is increased due to lesser surface area to dissipate, and faster RPM of turning required.
Heat is one of the main banes to coffee grinds and can diminish the aromatic profiles significantly.
What’s the main difference Quamar Q50 and Bezzera’s BB005?
Quamar Q50 has a better control on the timer. The collar has reference markings which might make it easier to follow for grind size adjustments. The Quamar Q50 will be more convenient to use if you intend to pour all your coffee into the bean hopper and use the timer to dispense coffee, that will be great if you do many coffee. The caveat is you will need to configure both the timer and grind size, which makes the calibration process less pleasant initially or when there’s a change of blend.
If you are doing single dosing, which means that you are not using the timer. You grind out a pre-measured amount of coffee every time you make an extraction. The Bezzera BB005 will be more ideal as it has less retention at the feeding collar. We will recommend using the single dosing method for home users or in low volume areas. It’s actually an easier method to use, and to teach a new user.
Bezzera BB005 is using a 48mm conical burr, the number may appear smaller than the Q50’s 54mm but the conical burrs for the Bezzera actually has a much bigger surface area which means that it can grind much finer, almost equivalent to the M80E’s 63mm. Conical burrs produce grinds that are rounder to give better yield. Besides that, the RPM for the BB005 is much slower, so the end result is generally more favourable.
71mm Conical Burrs
Lastly, conic burrs are more durable. Not only that, the motors also last longer as they go at very low speed.
The 71mm size should last approximately 1100 KG before replacement is required.
The large conical burrs turning at very low speed ensures the best quality in every cup. Very little heat is created, flavours are not lost in the process of grinding.
High Torque Motor
The machine comes with a specially made 6 pole, low RPM motor which turns only 330 rounds per minute! The lower the RPM, the less heat, the better.
Exceptional Grind Quality
As conic burrs have a longer grind length. It will require fewer rounds to grind a dose of coffee.
The low RPM means a lot as there will be less heat created and any heat will be well dispersed in its wider grind area. This preserves the quality of the coffee tremendously.
This can have a remarkable result on lighter roasted coffee and reduce the bitterness in darker roasts.
Grind quality is more consistent as the grinds will have to go through more area before it exits.
Fresh on demand
Beans are better protected from oxidation when it is in bean form.
In powdered form, the surface area will increase by at least 60 times which hasten oxidation, making your coffee stale within 6 hours of exposure.
This is an on-demand grinder, meaning the beans will remain in bean form and grind only when it’s activated.
The touch buttons are touch sensitive and don’t require a hard press nor need the buttons depressed.
This will eliminate the possibility of coffee getting trapped within the gaps around a button causing it to be stuck or non-reactive.
The Quamar Q13E Conical Grinder has an electronic timer to dose the amount of coffee needed according to the duration set, program to an accuracy of up to 0.05 seconds.
It has three dosage options and a manual button
It also has the following options:
Standby time – Time before the grinder goes off
Wear mill – Set the alert to the number of use before changing of burrs required.
Bar message – Set the welcome message
Brightness – LCD brightness control
Time/Date – Time and Date
Counts of coffee produced – Total, partial and month.
Mini Step Adjustments
The user can make tiny steps of adjustment to reach the grind setting he wants.
With the measuring scales, the user will have a reading to what grind setting he prefers.
The Quamar Q13E Conical Grinder is pack with high-end features for a typical commercial environment and will definitely benefit in any smaller usage environment.
The Quamar Q13E Conical Grinder comes with a 1.2 KG hopper and can be changed to a 500 grammes hopper if required.
The user can quickly remove the hopper and can put the excess beans back to storage.
The hardened stainless steel and the heavy duty motor should last well for years.
The hopper, burrs and most parts can be removed or access to clean easily.
We will recommend users to use the Puly Grinder Cleaner for cleaning the burrs.
|Type..||On Demand Grinder|
|Usage..||For small-medium environment (Up to 10 KG a day)|
|Burrs..||Conical 71 MM Hardened Stainless Steel|
|Enhanced motor..||6 Pole, High Torque, Low RPM Motor|
|Hopper Capacity..||1.2KG (Changeable to 0.5KG)|
|Dosage..||Three settings ( By Electronic Timer) 0.05 sec adjustment|
|Counter||Total, partial and month|
|Place of Production..||100% Italy, by Quamar|
|Place of Assembly..||100% Italy, by Quamar|
|Dimension..||220 x 320 x 660 MM|
|Net Weight..||17.5 KG|
|Gross Weight..||19 KG|
|Nominal Power..||620 W|
It is important to use the grinder brush and empty the chute occasionally.
Depending on the level of oiliness of the bean, coffee can be retained and eventually block coffee from dosing out correctly.
The grinder should not be used to grind other objects.
Do not insert your finger into the grinder!
Please note that the warranty does not cover the burrs.
The burrs are made of exceptionally hard material. There’s no way it can be damaged by grinding coffee beans in a year in a non-industrial environment. Unless the user damages the grinder to grind other material, beans weren’t properly destoned, or using the grinder in a commercial environment.
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