Spectra 11 Chocolate Melanger

We are really pleased that Spectra has worked with us on this product, and continues to make improvements.

All of the Melangers are supplied to run continuously and ventilated to keep the motor cool. Read how it is different from the original Spectra 10 in the full Review

It is used to refine your Chocolate.  It will refine as little as 1 lb of chocolate up to about 9 lb of chocolate.  Once your cocoa beans have been passed through the Champion, this piece of equipment is used to reduce the grit from the sugar you will add. We have been experimenting, and have verified that if you get your nibs very clean, the Stone Melanger will also grind the nibs to liquor, saving the Champion step. Personally I find it a bit tedious for a large batch because you can only add a few ounces at a time, but the choice is yours.

The Melanger has two 7.5# black granite "stone" rollers that rotates at 120 rpm on a granite slab and two scraper arms. This creates tremendous shear and reduces the particles of sugar and cocoa to the smoothness we expect in modern chocolate, somewhere in the 10-30 micron range. Please read the Grinding section about how to use it and it's limitations. Please note, the bowl is NOT dishwasher safe.

This item is drop shipped from the manufacturer in India and generally take 2-3 weeks to arrive.

A note about the price and why it is nearly double the USA models.  It's shipping.; That simple.  They are the same exact model, but being over 50 lb, shipping is very expensive.

A few notes about the Spectra Melangers that go to non-USA addresses. Spectra has informed up they are NOT covered under warranty due to the high cost of shipping and support. I don't like this, but it is the way it is.

Here is the direct quote from Spectra

1) All International orders for Europe, Australia and USA that are shipped from INDIA directly will be only via DHL or FEDEX. This is to ensure quality of handling by the transport agency, timeliness ,insurance coverage reliability. We will no longer
ship by Airline Cargo as was the practice until now.

Shipping costs a fortune and several times the actual cost of the

goods, but the silver lining is that it is door delivery.

2) There is NO WARRANTY on any units shipped directly from India. Spectra, Santha or SanthaUSA's support will be limited to provision of free spares and shipping in case of manufacturing defects within
the first 60 days. In case of damages during transit, then, the customer will be reimbursed the full amount as received from the carrier, regardless of whether it is more or less than the billed amount. For issues occuring after 60 days, we will provide free spares, but customer has to pay for shipping.

Again, the above is not because there is no confidence in the product, but more so because of the very nature of the product, our inability to support a product in a distant and foreign location where we have no local agent and due to freight conditions over which we have no control over from the point the goods leave the factory.

Finally, the price listed DOES NOT include any Custom's or port charges individual destinations may charge, only the cost of the unit and delivery to the location you specify. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Grinders purchased and delivered to customers in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada or any other country are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. A store receipt or any other proof of purchase must be available to avail the warranty. Products out of warranty or purchased outside of the United States can be serviced at a minimal charge. The warranty is limited to provision of free replacement parts or cost of goods purchased. No other warranty is expressly implied. No international warranty. Warranty is limited to provision of free spares for one year from date of purchase. Lifetime technical support over email and phone is guaranteed..

1 Goods sold cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged for any reason. For all international shipment, our price is normally limited to cost of goods and transportation upto the first landing point in the destination country. Any local taxes, fees, duties etc.. imposed by the local governments or agencies are extra and to be borne by the customer.

2 In case of damages/losses due to incorrect contact information provided by the customer, we will not be responsible for the same. We will do everything in good faith to resolve and redirect the goods to the correct address

3 Each country has a different electrical plug standard and we are unable to provide the correct plug for every country. Therefore, your product will be delivered with a plug style suited to work either in India, UK or USA. You may have to have a trained electrician to get the plugs replaced to your style.

4 We reserve the right to forward your order to any of our distributors/dealers closest to you and based on stock availability of the models. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions and disclaimers!

5 External damages must be reported on bill of lading at time of delivery. Internal damages if any must be reported within 24 hours of delivery.

6 Products must be used as per instructions provided and in manner consistant with normal usage. We reserve the right to ship the product from any of our warehouse, factory or distribution points. We deliver to major airports and cities only. Remote locations will need you to pickup from the closest major city. Goods will be insured for shipping and we will ensure delivery. Seller is not responsible for delays on account of carrier delays or reasons beyond sellers control.

7 If any items are returned for warranty repair/replacement, the items should be well packed to avoid damages. The return should be by Fedex Ground or similar service and insured. We will not pay for any packaging costs. Please contact us prior to such return to ensure written return authorization and also if you have any questions on shipping modes and costs.

8 Once used, the goods cannot be returned. Any items returned for warranty repair/replacement, the items should be well packed to avoid damages. The return should be by Fedex Ground or similar service and insured. We will not pay for any packaging costs. Please contact us prior to such return to ensure return authorization and also if you have any questions on shipping modes and costs.


Disclaimers. Due to product improvements and upgrades, we reserve the right to amend the specifications and appearance of any product featured on this site. Spectra melangers are provided as is without any guarantees or warranty. In association with the product, Spectra makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, of title, or of noninfringement of third party rights. Use of the product by a user is at the user’s risk. In no event shall Spectra be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of our products.