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Bunn Burr - Rich Dadamo's Review
Posted: October 27, 2006, 3:59pm
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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
SAM MALONE 6.00
Dan Taylor 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Manufacturer: Bunn Quality: 5
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $95.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: CoffeeGiant.com Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Starbucks Barista
Bottom Line: A reasonably priced grinder that is very servicable.
Positive Product Points

Good value (if you can get yours to last for a couple of years)
Burr grinder just does a better job than blades
Easy to operate
Large reservoir
Not much chaff

Negative Product Points

Mine died after only 18 months
Won't grind dark beans worth a darn (but I haven't found a grinder that will - yet at least)
A bit on the noisy side

Detailed Commentary

Bought my Bunn about 18 months ago after using the Starbucks barista model for a couple of years before that (finally got tired of uneven performance and chaff flying everywhere). I paid about $100 for the Bunn. Very steady performance over the 18 month period. Good consistent grind although if you like your beans roasted dark and oily the way I do, be prepared for the Bunn to cycle 3-4 times to get enough to brew. It's loud but not annoying so. Settings are not intuitive but I only adjusted mine a couple of times for French press. Biggest problem was that mine died after 18 months. Noticed it starting to lag after warming up and then just went belly up. Removed all removable parts, cleaned it up and still was DOA. I also noticed that the plastic band around the blades had separated and apparently I have been brewing ground plastic along with my beans for who knows how long (with no apparent ill effects - yet). Nothing lasts forever but I think 18 months is just a bit premature for a machine to give up the ghost.  I would recommend this grinder if you want steady performance (at a reasonable price) on beans that are roasted up to a medium roast but I'm still in quest of the grinder that grinds up my dark and oily beans on the first try. Just purchased the Solis Maestro Plus from homeclick.com so I'll hopefully be singing the praises of that one very soon (or not).

Cheers,

Richdad

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