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Rancilio MD 50 Commercial Burr Espresso Grinder

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Quick Overview

The Rancilio MD 50 ST Commercial Espresso Grinder is a heavy duty, top of the line grinder suited for commercial use. Featuring a large bean capacity, sturdy steel grinding plates and an doser system.
Rancilio MD 50 Commercial Burr Espresso Grinder

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What other manufacturer knows more about sating the throngs of coffee addicts lined up outside your cafe in the bleary morning hours? Rancilio moves beyond high-end commercial espresso makers with their professional line of grinders so that you can control everything about the shots of liquid energy your baristas craft for your customers.

The MD 50 is a Semi-Automatic grinder constructed of die-cut aluminum wrapped in polished steel and topped with a super-large, blue tinted and UV protected bean hopper designed to hold over a pound of roasted espresso beans. Appointed with tempered steel grinding plates that shred through beans, the MD 50 can produce over 19 pounds of fresh espresso in the span of an hour. Rounding out its features, the integrated doser makes it easy for the busy barista to tap out just the right amount of grounds into the waiting portafiliter or press. Simply put, this grinder is a must-have for any cafe looking for quality, consistency and productivity from their grinder.

How the Rancilio MD 50 Commercial Burr Grinder Works

  • Fill the bean hopper with beans
  • Adjust to the appropriate setting
  • Turn on grinder
  • Read the manufacturer manual for full instructions on operation

Features & Functionality of the Rancilio MD 50 Commercial Burr Grinder

Discover the professional features and automatic functionality that makes Rancilio grinders the preferred choice among some of the world's finest cafes.

  • Commercial Capacity: The powerful motor and grinder unit of this machine can turn beans into espresso in two seconds flat. Designed to deliver over 19 pounds of ground coffee in an hour, there isn't a coffee shop or cafe around able to provide demand that exceeds the Rancilio's ability to deliver.
  • Steel Burr Grinder: The heavy duty 75mm burr grinding plates are made of tempered steel and operate at a super low RPM (rotations per minute) to prevent unnecessary heat build-up and transfer to your coffee beans. The grinder's motor is housed in thermal protection to prevent overheating.
  • Coffee Dosing System: The MD 50's dosing system adjusts from 5 to 10 grams per dose.
  • Fully-Automatic: This fully automatic grinder has a sensor in the dosing chamber, which automatically turns the coffee grinder on and off so you can keep a usable amount of ground coffee in the dosing chamber.
  • Great Bean Hopper: Made of blue tinted molded plastic with a black lid, the Rancilio hopper keeps 2 pounds of coffee beans well sealed so they remain fresh and ready to grind. The blue tint is designed to prevent UV rays from damaging the beans while they are in the hopper.

Tech Specs

  • Color: Silver and Black
  • Power: 450 Watts @110 Volts
  • Size: 6.1" x 14.1" x 20.61"
  • Weight: 27.5 pounds
  • Body Material: Die-cast Aluminum and Steel
  • Origin: Italy
Suitable Applications Espresso
Manufacturer Rancilio
Width 6.1 inches
Depth 14.1 inches
Height 20.61 inches
Watts 450 watts
Volts 110 volts
Dosing Options Programmable Dosing Functionality
Burr Diameter 64mm

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Daniel Ramos asked: works for "coffee percolator"?? Jun 15, 2014
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Teri KStaff: This Rancilio MD 50 is really designed for espresso grinding and might not be your best bet for grinding for a percolator. We'd be happy to help you find the best grinder for your needs if you call in to speak with commercial sales at 866-372-4734 Jun 16, 2014
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Warranty Information for the Rancilio MD 50 Commercial Burr Espresso Grinder

What it Covers:

Rancilio commercial espresso machines and grinders


1 Year

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at

Commercial espresso machines and grinders are covered by a limited, commercial-class warranty. For more information on service and support, please discuss with your commercial sales rep.


For detailed care instructions, please refer to your grinder's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:

  • Clean burrs on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, either with a cleaning brush or a burr grinder-specific cleaning product, such as Grindz.
  • Remove and hand wash bean hopper and lid with warm soap and water as needed

Videos Featuring the Rancilio MD 50 Commercial Burr Espresso Grinder

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Fantastic grinder for my cafe!!!

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I use this grinder at my cafe, Coffee & Crepes. It has performed flawlessly in the years I have owned it!

Great Taste, Commercial Grade, Easy To Use


(Posted on 7/8/11)

Just the best!

Review by

It's perfect in every way. The hopper is BIG. Ability to control & fine tune grind is easy. Easy to clean. Built solid like a tank. No flimsy parts. Nobody else does a UV coating on the hopper to protect the beans from light: great idea. Worth every penny.

Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Commercial Grade


(Posted on 11/25/10)

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