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Braun KM 30 - Tg Spinner's Review
Posted: February 12, 2002, 2:10pm
review rating: 7.0
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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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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 5.8
Manufacturer: Braun Quality: 5
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $45.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Macy's Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: Maybe
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Bottom Line: My next one will not be this model Braun, although, it does serve its purpose.
Positive Product Points

Overall it does the job.  It allows you to select the fineness of the grind which ranges from French Press to Turkish coffee and Espresso.  For the money it is good.

Negative Product Points

I usually make espresso and it tends to create a lot of dust.  This wouldn't be a problem, until you detach the ground coffee collector from the unit, then it goes everywhere.  There is a plastic cover inside the unit that keeps the beans in the bottom of the unit.  The cover snapped-off and doesn't stay attached for very long.

Detailed Commentary

Once you get the feel for it, you know exactly what setting to use when you are making espresso, or drip.  Since the system is gravity fed, the bean feeding mechanism gets stuck and you have to slap it around to get the beans dislodged.  Timer doesn;t make sense.  You can let it go for various seconds, but how does that relate to the number of cups you want to make?  If you change the grind, that will change the number of seconds you have to use to get a cup.  I just thought the timer never worked that great.  The problem is if you over grind, you don't want to leave too much in the machine and have the coffee oxidize and age having it taste bitter, or old.  I wind-up putting it into the refrigerator in a zip lock when that happens.

As I said, overall, it is okay.

Buying Experience

Not much to say.  I saw it. Charged it. Took it home.

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