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Bunn Burr - Michael Blanton's Review
Posted: May 21, 2003, 7:35pm
review rating: 7.3
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Arrow The Bunn Burr has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Bunn Burr has been rated 7.60 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Larry Rodman 8.33
Michael Blanton 7.33
Homer Simpson 6.33
Dan Taylor 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Bunn Quality: 10
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $147.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Coffee Wholesale USA Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: several blade grinders
Bottom Line: Very high quality grinder that's convenient and easy to live with.
Positive Product Points

Relatively quiet, not too messy, little if any static, very consistent grind and timed amount. Excellent build quality.

Negative Product Points

Apparently does everything except espresso grinds, but I don't do espresso (yet).

Detailed Commentary

I roast about a pound of coffee each weekend, most for a couple of friends and myself at work (2-3 pots per day). At work, where I use this, we've experimented with three blade grinders and even a used commercial Grindmaster (too complicated/tedious) that go along with 'our' Bunn brewer. The blade grinders were ok but we spent as much time cleaning up as we did preparing a pot. I finally bit the bullet and spent the money for a good burr grinder and now only wish I'd done it sooner. This grinder is built like a tank and is clean, quick, and simple to get repeatable results (very important when others use it). For home roasted, just turn the timer dial to 12 (cups). For our Starbuck's backup (House blend, a stronger coffee than what I roast), turn the timer to 10. Fifteen seconds later just pull out the drawer (which has a rubber gasket to prevent grinds shooting out) and dump it in the filter basket. I keep a 1" paintbrush handy to empty the drawer cleanly. The grinder's hopper holds about a pound--right at a week's worth. It has also, as expected, improved the flavor of the coffee, which was already great. The grounds, both before and after brewing, look very uniform. After a couple of month's use I can say it is a very solid unit. I only grind for drip brewing and haven't seen how fine it will grind, but even CW mentions that it's not for espresso. Otherwise I would give it a '10'. I'm keeping my eye out for a second one for home.

Buying Experience

Very easy web ordering and among lowest shipped prices around. Even got a followup email several days after arrival to see how things were. My positive response was quickly replied to.

Three Month Followup

Still liking this grinder so much that I bought a second one for home. I've cleaned the burrs on my first one and there was no noticeable sign of wear.  I broke the plastic hopper cover, Bunn had a new one mailed to me within a couple days (for free, btw). This is an extremely simple grinder to use and get repeatable results. I can tell visiting family or whoever "pour in 1-1/2 pitchers of water (to our pourover brewer) and turn the grinder to 11" and that yields a perfect pot every time.

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