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Cunill Grinders - All - Stephen Smith's Review
Posted: December 19, 2004, 6:59pm
review rating: 6.7
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Cunill Grinders - All
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Arrow The Cunill Grinders - All has been rated 7.65 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Daniel Hanna 8.88
Aurelio Stella 8.25
William Baguhn 8.00
W. Warner 7.91
Duncan McKillop 7.85

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: Tauro
Manufacturer: Cunill Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Ebay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Solis Maestro
Bottom Line: Looks like a solid alternative to the better known names; if you run across one, give it a good look.
Positive Product Points

Appears to be built like a truck. Solid feel throughout. Does the job.

Negative Product Points

Haven't quite figured out where to put it.

Detailed Commentary

I don't have any experience with this class of grinder (commercial unit), so take this with a grain.  I'd been looking for a good deal so I could upgrade from my Maestro to a "real" grinder, since my espresso machine was underachieving.  This popped up on Ebay so I tried to research this specific model without much luck (until after the purchase). Since it appeared that Cunill was pretty well-respected by consumer reviewers, I gave it a shot vs. trying to justify a Mazzer. The Cunill Tauro weighs over 28lbs.,  is 110v, 285 watt,  1300 rpm,  60mm grinders wear-rated for 900-1100 lbs of coffee. Solid SS housing,  hopper holds 2 lbs of beans and the doser about 2/3 lb; no timer. The footprint is 7"x11"x21.5" high. My girlfriend has unspeakable things to say about the size.  I have no manual, but everything is pretty intuitive.  It sweeps pretty clean and the dispenser is a perfect fit in my 58mm PF so there's not much mess.  Grind adjustment locks in easily and solidly; grind seems absolutely consistent. Noise level seems low, but I don't have a direct comparison. The unit works like a champ,  seems rock solid and I figure I'll probably be leaving it to somebody in my will.   Other posters know alot more about this class of grinder that I, but I would suggest that the Cunill brand, in general, looks like a pretty good bet. The only vendors I've come across for this specific model seem to be commercial suppliers. A new Tauro goes for $465.

Buying Experience

The perfect Ebay experience -- found the right product from an honest, motivated seller at an incredible price.
I would probably not have gotten such a good deal if it had been a more glamorous brand.

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