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Braun KM 30 - John K.'s Review
Posted: July 11, 2002, 9:09am
review rating: 5.5
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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: 5.0
Manufacturer: Braun Quality: 5
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $45.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: local retailer Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Good for regular coffee grinds, worthless for espresso grinds.
Positive Product Points

Other Braun products I've owned have lasted a long time.  This one may have too. But it unit didn't meet my criteria for grinding so it was immediately donated to a charity.

Negative Product Points

No good for espresso grinding even at the lowest setting.  Worked great for regular coffee, but there are cheaper ways to get that simple result.

Detailed Commentary

I wanted a grinder for my home espresso production.  I bought this unit almost two years ago to replace a cheaper Braun unit that was being relegated to other uses.  At the time, I was less well-versed in the art of espresso production than I am today.  But after much study and training, I've come to understand the faults of many pieces of equipment supposedly designed for this intention.  This unit was a no-brainer.

At the lowest setting, it could not produce a grind fine enough to hold back the steam in the espresso machine.  The liquid just poured through the grinds because they were too coarse.  I immediately knew this grinder was not for me.  However, it DID make a decent grind for regular drip coffee machines, but there are much cheaper and smaller units that will do that simple task, so I doubt you would need to buy a pricier grinder for Folger's-like coffee.

Buying Experience

Bought at a local retailer.

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