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Delonghi Grinders - David Clark's Review
Posted: August 18, 2004, 3:45pm
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Arrow The Delonghi Grinders has 19 Reviews
Arrow The Delonghi Grinders has been rated 4.95 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since January 17, 2002.
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Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Pete Thompson 10.00
Paul Wilmoth 10.00
Lance Goffinet 8.20
Dave McLaren 7.80
Robert Uy. 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Product Reviewed: DCG4
Manufacturer: Delonghi Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $17.25 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Ebay Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: this is my first burr type
Bottom Line: All in all it is working fine with my Infuze vacuum pot (another Ebay story). I can't complain.
Positive Product Points

It's inexpensive.
It's easier than a standard blade chopper/grinder

Negative Product Points

I guess that'd be the static, not really a big deal though.

Detailed Commentary

Well, here we go.
I am a wannabe coffegeek. I've read a lot (wife says too much) on this website.  Anyways, after reading so much about the evils of blade grinders, I found that I couldn't be happy without the burr. First, I realize my own limitations. Such as, I'm a pig. I'll eat (and drink) just about anything. So, I knew deep down that a fantastic new flavor in my mouth,  most likely wouldn't appear. Second, I'm on a REAL tight budget. There is no way I could afford "the good stuff".  Ebay supplied me with the opportunity to buy fairly inexpensive. I noticed a seller that was always selling a grinder. So, I just stuck to my low price and eventually I won an auction.

I knew going into this, that the Delonghi brand isn't well liked, and this I totally understand and even agree.
Since I have no need for the real fine grind, I don't care.  If you have a nice big brand name espresso machine, then I doubt that you'd be happy with this grinder. This grinder is doing fine by me. Perhaps, when it dies (in three months according to some) I'll be able to justify a better grinder (read more $$$) but until then I'm happy.  With a burr grinder I do really enjoy not having to guess if the beans are properly ground (they appear to be). When I used a blade grinder, I always guessed.
Yes, there does appear to be quite a bit of static, but my blade grinder did too (making it very difficult to see the grind). So I just put in a little extra, and take a little more time to clean.  I haven't experienced any of the clogging problems that other have mentioned. It seems a bit on the noisy side, but there are easy fixes. I put the machine on a folded towel and place my hand on the top of the hopper (?) When the hopper is left un-muted, it kinda works as a amplifier.

Buying Experience

As always, buyer beware when buying on Ebay. I've nothing but good experiences and the price I got was very good.

Three Month Followup

It's still working fine. Although, I'm still saving my pennies to upgrade.

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