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Braun KM 30 - Bob Trancho's Review
Posted: January 14, 2002, 9:58am
review rating: 8.2
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Braun KM 30
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Arrow The Braun KM 30 has 34 Reviews
Arrow The Braun KM 30 has been rated 6.55 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Bob Trancho 8.20
Sheri Richardson 8.00
Rick Andrusz 7.80
Daniel Marsalone 7.66
Lance Goffinet 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.6
Manufacturer: Braun Quality: 5
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Local cooking supply store Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 6 months Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Capresso 551
Bottom Line: Mr. Coffee level grinding
Positive Product Points

Inexpensive, but feels it.  Fairly good range of grinds for a machine at this price point.

Negative Product Points

- Horribly noisy.
- Very uneven grind - you probably lose 5% of your beans to dust
- Terrible static - operates at high speed which produces lots of static.  It's a real mess for a foot in every direction once you remove the container.
- The lid on the hopper is difficult to remove

Detailed Commentary

I bought this to replace a Capresso 551 that died after two months.  It's a marginal step up.  It throws static charged coffee dust around like you wouldn't believe.  I grind daily and my wife has a fit every time I use this grinder.  It takes more time to clean up after using than it takes to grind.

The no matter what level of grind, you get a good dose of dust.

It's okay for automatic drip machines, but for any more sophisticated brewing it falls short.

I can't recommend this for any serious coffee drinker.

I've just ordered a Solis Maestro

Buying Experience

I bought this in a local cooking store where the owners are great.  They've agreed to look into dropping this unit and carrying the Solis in it's place.

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