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Gaggia MM - Antony Prince's Review
Posted: February 16, 2000, 4:45pm
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Gaggia MM Grinder
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Arrow The Gaggia MM has 20 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia MM has been rated 6.29 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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A C C 9.00
Phil Thomas 8.20
Greg Kaan 7.33
Rob Gray 7.00
Vils M. DiSanto 6.60

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 8
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: For those who don't like dosers, this superb, versatile grinder is a must
Positive Product Points

Chunky, solid build design
Container fits snugly to main unit
High quality burrs

Negative Product Points

Spring switch is very annoying, would have been better with an ON/OFF switch
Sometimes sprays small amounts of coffee on the worktop
Collection hopper poorly designed - hard to reach places
The red version looks awful

Detailed Commentary

50, 49.95 mail order.  Have seen it at 60

Gaggia do not produce tacky, poor-spec equipment, and the MM highlights this fact nicely.  This, shall we say, "intermediate" grinder can grind fine enough for espresso, and just about course enough for cafetiere.  A *huge* step up from its little brother, the ML, the MM gives a uniform grind whilst preserving the oils, most of which end up spattered across the walls of the collection hopper.

One annoying factor is the poor design of the collection hopper.  It has some very thin, near impossible to reach places.  Ground coffee will gather here which a scoop will not be able to dig out.  Shaking the hopper around helps, but if your beans are particularly oily, then the grounds might as well be glued in there.  Gaggia should have thought of this before going into mass production.

However, for those who require a good all-rounder in the grinding department, without feeling the need to splash out on the MDF, the MM is a classy product that will serve you well.

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