Having bought my first burr grinder I was dismayed to open it up and see rust spots all over the burrs. Upon returning it one salesman seemed as surprised as I. The other dismissed my concerns and said the rust spots were normal and to be expected. Upon opening another unit, it too had rust spots.
Having never read a grinder review noting that the burrs had rust spots out of the box this doesn't seem 'normal', but as it is my first grinder I don't know.
Experienced members, did I get a unit from a bad batch or is this normal?
I think you'll find the rust will disappear once you season the machine with a few grindings. The moisture in the beans will probably render it moot in no time at all. Before you do this, though, make sure it cvan be returned if it has been used in case the rust is worse than it sounds.
Colin - thanks for digging. I'm actually in Burnaby, BC.
Stickman - thanks for the advice.
I was told the same at the store, Espressotec, but in such a condesending and dismissive manner that I wasn't sure if I was getting the real facts and if I should even buy anything from the company.
The salesmen were great, but the fellow who appears to be the owner made me feel like a complete and utter idiot for having concerns about the rust. It was one of the worst customer service experiences I've ever had and left both me and my wife speechless. Due to my buying experience I don't plan to shop at Espressotec in the future.