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Grindenstein Knockbox - Evan Patton's Review
Posted: January 9, 2010, 1:52pm
review rating: 8.0
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Grindenstein Knockbox
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Arrow The Grindenstein Knockbox has 14 Reviews
Arrow The Grindenstein Knockbox has been rated 8.89 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since December 12, 2006.
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Brent Baker 9.00
Steve Boothe 8.50
Spencer Orr 8.50
Tom Harris 8.25
Wayne Parris 8.25

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Manufacturer: Dreamfarm Quality: 10
Average Price: $30.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $19.95 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Seattle Coffee Gear Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Bumper tamper and mat, Baratza Vario grinder, Quickmill Vetrano
Bottom Line: This is a great utilitarian knockbox.
Positive Product Points

It is the ideal single user knockbox.  It is sturdy, small enough to fit under the grouphead when not in use, and dishwasher safe.  It holds up to 5-6 pucks easily.

Negative Product Points

At first I thought it was a bit expensive for a plastic tub and a rubber bar, but it works so well it is well worth the money.  It definitely isn't a Reg Barber in the looks department.

Detailed Commentary

I purchased this when I bought my espresso machine as part of a whole slew of accessories (tamper, mat, brush, bottomless portafilter, etc.)  I'd heard good things about it, and while I longed for a beautiful wood box, I was kinda pushing the SO acceptance factor by taking up 24" of counter space with the rest of the espresso gear, so I decided it would be prudent to compromise on this accessory.

I couldn't be happier (ok, maybe I could), but it works better than I thought it would, and I've really grown to appreciate it's diminutive size.  I can "compress" the espresso set up down to about 18" of counter space by placing the knock box under the group head and the mat, towel and brush under the Vetrano.

Buying Experience

I bought my entire set up through Seattle Coffee Gear.  Prices were decent and they shipped quickly.

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