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Grindenstein Knockbox - Spencer Orr's Review
Posted: September 14, 2007, 1:34pm
review rating: 8.5
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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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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 9.2
Manufacturer: Dreamfarm Quality: 10
Average Price: $30.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $22.99 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Intelligentia Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: I love this product and would high reconmend it for home use.
Positive Product Points

-Fits perfect under my grouphead of my Silvia
-Washes easily
-No signs of wear thus far
-Looks great

Negative Product Points

-The bottom does get a little slippery if wet
-If you are hosting any more than 4-5 people you will have to empty half way though

Detailed Commentary

After getting my Rancillio Silvia, I couldn't justify taking up any more counter space.  But I needed a good quality knockbox.  After reading the reviews on CG (both other members and Mark's)  I thought I would give the Grindenstein a chance. I usually buy my beans at Intelligentia anyways and noticed that they were selling Dreamfarm Knockbox at a crazy low price.

When I received it, I was a little surprised about the size and wondered  "Is my portifilter even going to fit "?  Even after reading reviews I wasn't expecting it to be this small. However, they do say, big things come in small packages ... and this is a perfect example.   Not only is there enough room to knock but the size allows you to hold on to it as you despense pucks.  I usually make between 2 to 4 drinks at a time and there is enough space for the spent espresso without having to dump early. The unit is easy to clean and I even use it under my grouphead as I first prime my machine (Silvia has a small drip tray).  In the world of stainless steel it is really nice to see a product with some style and I bought the Firetruck fire for that reason.  

Overall I am very happy with my Grindentstein Knockbox and it works perfect for home use.

Buying Experience

Mine got stuck in customs, but the staff at Intelligentia were really helpful getting it to me in the end.  7days total ship time into Canada.

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