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Ascaso iMini - Maria Bauer's Review
Posted: January 28, 2012, 9:14pm
review rating: 8.0
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Ascaso iMini Grinder
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Arrow The Ascaso iMini has 21 Reviews
Arrow The Ascaso iMini has been rated 8.01 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Mike Zatt 9.00
Theron Georges 8.80
Ken Dang 8.66
Max Rudolph 8.25
Sebastian Storholm 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Product Reviewed: Ascaso I mini grinder
Manufacturer: Ascaso Spain Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $289.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Seattle Coffee Gear Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Beautiful, sturdy machine
Positive Product Points

Aesthetically pleasing, perfect size for household use, grinds soft and fluffy.

Negative Product Points

Significant amount of grinds get stuck in chute.  If not experienced in using a stepless grinder, can be intimidating. A bit frustrating not knowing where to stop while looking for the perfect grind.

Detailed Commentary

The Ascaso I Mini is infinitely better than the old Cuisinart I was using. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the grind even with my first try at the factory setting.  The coffee you purchase will also have a definite impact on taste.  It's a bit of a nuisance having to smack out the grinds that get stuck in the shoot but understand that this is the case with most grinders.  My preference would have been to do a physical comparison between the Ascaso I Mini and perhaps the Rancilio Rocky or similar grinder. Unfortunately, the area where I live offers no such espresso equipment so the only recourse was to read reviews.  However, I must say that so far I'm pretty satisfied with the Ascaso I Mini and think will do very nicely in the long run.

Buying Experience

Bought at Seattle Coffee Gear. They are helpful and straightforward.

Three Month Followup

Still regard the Ascaso as a good quality grinder.  Does a great job grinding.  The negative continues to be the amount of grinds that get caught in the chute.

One Year Followup

No problems encountered during the year.  Still does a fine job grinding. Ascaso may want to improve on the delivery of grinds so that not as much remains in the chute.

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