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Bunn Burr - SAM MALONE's Review
Posted: December 3, 2005, 9:43am
review rating: 6.0
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Arrow The Bunn Burr has 11 Reviews
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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: 6.6
Manufacturer: Bunn Quality: 8
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $95.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Ace Hardware Aesthetics 2
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Reset the grind settings, and this is an excellent machine for the price.  It is just as solid (or even more so) than the competition.
Positive Product Points
  1.  Excellent grind range - from espresso to drip (after reseting the machine - see below - very important).
  2.  Very consistent particle size
  3.  Easy to clean (other than the main cleaning)
Negative Product Points
  1.  Poor grind settings out of the box (easy to fix).
  2.  Very loud.
  3.  Somewhat slow
  4.  Ugly - although Bunn makes good coffee products, they know absolutely nothing about aesthetics.
Detailed Commentary

After tinkering with this machine a bit, I finally figured it out, and decided I had to write a review to those of you that haven't really dissected the machine. Right out of the box, the grind settings were wrong - at the finest setting possible (the smallest circle), I was getting pieces of coffee of almost a milimeter.  After spending almost a hundred dollars on the machine, this was really disturbing.  So I decided to take everything apart, and see if I could fix this.  Luckily, I found that the fix was very easy, and I can now grind everything from espresso to drip (not turkish, but thats OK).  

The secret - you have to remove the rubber grind selector cover, and reset the selector.  The rubber cover is difficult to remove, and at first you think you may be killing the machine.  But don't worry, just pull the thing off - I had to pry it off with a screwdriver.  So after it came off, I was able to turn the grind selector to the finest setting - where the burrs are touching each other - and replace the rubber cover.  VOILA!!!

OK, enough about getting the correct grind settings.  After all this, the machine is excellent.  There is very little static and the particle size is very consistent.  The grind is useable from espresso to drip, and everything in between - I set the machine at the next to smallest circle for French Press, and the particle size is perfect.  

Daily cleaning is a snap - there is no dust on the counter whatsoever.  The major cleaning is a bit more involved, and this one does make a mess, so do it over the sink.

Buying Experience

Saw the machine at my local Ace Hardware on sale for $95, and couldn't pass it up.

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