Braun burr grinder, La Pavoni Pa Burr, Capress blade grinder
Great, uniform, static free burr grinder for drip, french press, vac pot and chemex.
Positive Product Points
Uniform grind with little if any dust and no static problem.
Negative Product Points
Sometimes have to put pressure on the hopper for it to grind.
I am very happy with this grinder. I have not experienced any of the problems some others have written about with regard to uneven grind, and static. The grind have been very uniform and I have experienced little if any dust and no static problems at all. It is a bit noisy, but I have not no noisier than blade grinders I have used, or the La Pavoni Pa Burr, and not as noisy as the Braun KM30. The only problem I have had is that sometimes it will not grind unless I put some pressure on the hopper. I have seen this mentioned other places and have seen some suggestions to fix the problem but it has not been a big inconvenience so I have not tried anything yet. I was lucky and found a slightly used one on ebay for app. $30. I have never used the Maestro or any of the other $100+ grinders, so I can't compare it to them. Nor do I do espresso, so I can't comment on whether it can do a fine enough grind. However, for electric drip, french press, vac pot and chemex it does a fantastic job.
Used off of ebay. Good transaction without any problems.