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Faema Grinders - Matt Davis's Review
Posted: August 11, 2008, 12:52am
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Arrow The Faema Grinders has 5 Reviews
Arrow The Faema Grinders has been rated 6.24 overall by our member reviewers
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Geoff Beier 8.00
Cliff Enz 6.50
Xerxes Lee 6.25
Amanda Kiddey 5.25
Matt Davis 5.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Product Reviewed: MPN
Manufacturer: Faema Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $350.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: RetroCafe Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: If you want a big, ugly grinder with superior grind quality........
Positive Product Points

Nice cool grind, easy to clean and strip down, heavy and solid

Negative Product Points

Brittle Plastic, that flippin doser!

Detailed Commentary

I bought this after my lil ol MiniMacho gave up the ghost.  I was promised a workhorse and I certainly got one.

This is one humdinger of a grinder and in reality a bit big for the home user.  However being a sad geek it suits me fine.  It delivers a very consistent grind and is easily adjusted with the stepped adjustment.  It isn't too loud and the grind is nice and cool when it exits the doser.  It looks kinda wierd, I liken it to a Dr Who Cyberman.  However if you get past that, it really is a very user friendly machine and is up there with the Macaps and Mazzers by a mile.

The downside is the utter complexity of the doser.  To gain full access you have to remove two screws to be able to clean it out effectivley.  As with most doser grinders it does throw to the left, but careful dosing prevents this.

It is simple to strip down and clean and all the major parts are accessible.

My machine is 9 years old and shows none of it's age.

Buying Experience

Bought from a re-seller in Christchurch and it was smooth and effortless.

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