I've been making bean to bar chocolate since 2008 and have used machines for making chocolate that I like to say were "less than optimal."
I feel there should be a good entry level machine for chocolate makers (on the farm, in the home and in the factory) and a reliable machine for bigger chocolate makers who are constantly testing out new batches.
The Premier Wonder Grinder was the best table top machine for making chocolate but, due to it's original purpose of rice grinding, I knew there were some improvements that would help chocolate makers. Chocolate making requires:
longer refinement times
more shear force
working with the intricacies specific to chocolate, like cocoa butter.
Looking at the ware rates and replacement part orders along with my own chocolate making experience, I wanted to take the best elements of the Premier Wonder Grinder and improve the machine for the requirements of chocolate making.