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Gaggia MDF - Connor McClellan's Review
Posted: January 25, 2012, 9:50am
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Arrow The Gaggia MDF has 31 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia MDF has been rated 7.84 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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B T 9.00
Lance Goffinet 8.88
Mark Babbe 8.20
Patrick T 7.66
Kurt Swanson 7.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 7
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: essentialespresso.com Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 year Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great grinder, but an adequate doser.
Positive Product Points

This is defiantly a good burr grinder for it's given price.  The MDF has a large range of grind settings, from 1-32, which allows it to be used from several coffee makers (espresso, drip, french press, etc.).

Negative Product Points

The doser is not state of the art.  When adding ground coffee back, it leaks slightly, and is difficult to dispense.  It also doesn't get all of the coffee out.  Recently I spent a while cleaning it, which produced a lot of coffee hidden in the back that the doser didn't dispense.

Detailed Commentary

I would buy this grinder again, but if I had enough money I'd go with the rocky.  The grinder works fabulously, very constant grind, but the doser turns me off.  The main difficultly I have with it is attempting to put extra ground coffee back, which always ends up with it spilt onto the table.  I tend to also find coffee stuck in various nooks of the machine, which irritates me slightly.  I suggest that every time you finish with the coffee beans, turn the machine upside down and dose until no more extra coffee comes out.

Buying Experience

It took a little longer than originally said, but besides that, essentialespresso.com was very corporative.

Three Month Followup

This grinder is great for it's price range.  For making espresso, it excels, giving the user a comfortable range that can accommodate any coffee blend/roast.  The only draw back is the doser, which in my opinion is utterly useless for home use.  One my want to check out the MM grinder offered by Gaggia, as I think it uses the same parts as the MDF except without the large bean hopper and the doser.

One Year Followup

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