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Delonghi Grinders - Tom Be's Review
Posted: October 28, 2003, 2:25am
review rating: 2.5
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Delonghi Grinders
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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
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 4.2
Product Reviewed: burr grinder
Manufacturer: Delonghi Quality: 1
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $25.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: costco Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 months Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: none
Bottom Line: tweakable for espresso/lasts a whole 3 months!
Positive Product Points

User-friendly, easy to tweak, light so you can just turn it over and put unground beans into bag to switch to decaf, has timer, simple grinds container, cheap.

Negative Product Points

Lasted 11 weeks then died, had to tweak to get fine grind, static.

Detailed Commentary

I got a Silvia, and fool that I am I held out hope that a cheap grinder would be enough. Why, the box says "for espresso" so, would they lie? Well, yes. The cheaper grinders like this all need you to modify them to grind finer (for this one file down the little plastic nub that limits the hopper adjustment from turning past the espresso setting). I was proud to have outsmarted the common wisdom of 'get a good grinder', felt like I was being sensible to save money. Well, (1) you get powder in the grind that makes bitterness, and (2) it will die and the money you spent will be wasted. This is what not to do, I did it and you don't have to. I got a maestro as well, it was actually worse for powder in the grinds. Having hounded endlessly the discussion boards on the subject, I have been told to go for a gaggia mdf ($150 at the moment) or a rocky or better (and save money on the machine if anything, like a cheaper saeco or gaggia).

Buying Experience

costco said I had only a month to return, sent it back to delonghi and they are going to replace it. unless the mod has voided warranty.

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