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Gaggia MDF - Simon Vogel's Review
Posted: July 29, 2005, 12:25am
review rating: 4.0
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Arrow The Gaggia MDF has 32 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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A C C 9.00
B T 9.00
Lance Goffinet 8.88
Mark Babbe 8.20
Patrick T 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 8
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $56.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: e-bay Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Bodum Antigua
Bottom Line: A great first grinder, that may outlast you
Positive Product Points

Solid as a, and weighs more than a, brick

Negative Product Points

Mine was Orange! (and slippery as an eel)

Detailed Commentary

This grinder is only my second. I skipped the blade grinders and went straight into a burr grinder, but when my Bodum Antigua died (cheap plastic gears) I surfed CoffeGeek for advice on a replacement. Afew weeks surfing on a well known auction site, and my grinder was on its way to me in the UK via Germany from Italy.

To say that the grinder is robust is a massive understatement. Mine is 'previously cherished' and has seen about 15 years use by a lovely Italian lady just outside Milan (I spoke to her). The burrs, stripped out, checked and replaced are fine, and, maybe we get a different model, but 40 adjustment points seem enough for me.

I'm only really just starting down the road to to espressodom (after16 years with various machines), but this seems to be a perfect starter grinder - good for the first couple of machines, but, like everyone else I wish it had some feet that stuck, and a doser that worked. When it comes to the grinding though, I've no complaints -which is why I told my father to buy one as well!

Buying Experience

Not fair to comment

Three Month Followup

Still going

One Year Followup

Still grinding - now supplemented with another in my Paros

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