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Iberital Grinder - All - David Clarke's Review
Posted: January 19, 2007, 7:40pm
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Iberital Grinders - All
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Arrow The Iberital Grinder - All has 17 Reviews
Arrow The Iberital Grinder - All has been rated 8.05 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.
Name Ranking
Simon Weatherley 9.50
Gábor DEÁK JAHN 9.25
Lynn Garcia 9.00
Lars Opalinski 8.66
Dan Gray 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Iberital Quality: 8
Average Price: n/a Usability: 8
Price Paid: $137.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: e-bay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: I would buy this machine again.
Positive Product Points
  • Can easily adjust grind
  • Small
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Nice stainless steel finish
Negative Product Points
  • Grounds come out somewhat slow or got stuck (when super fine)
  • Do not care for portafilter switch
  • Seems to have a lot of grounds left in the machine after the grind
Detailed Commentary

Right after getting the grinder I tried it on the finest setting.  Grounds were jammed and I had to clear it out manually.  Also, I did not like the portafilter button to activate the grinder.
I took it apart and pulled out the two small pins from the chute (I will not be sticking my fingers in there!).  Then I disconnected the portafilter switch so I could just use the on/off switch on the side.  These two modifications made a big difference.  I no longer had problems with grounds getting stuck and it was much easier to control with the on/off switch.
I adjusted my grind until I was pulling espresso shots in 25 seconds with 30 pounds of pressure.  Consistently I would get nice shots with my Gaggia Carezza with crema everytime.
This would probably not compare to a commercial machine but overall for the price I think it is a very nice machine.  Because of the smaller size it fits nice on my counter.

Buying Experience

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I bought this for 137 dollars (shipping included) on e-bay.  Two days later the product was sent and I had it in my possession 3 days later.  No problems at all.

Three Month Followup

Runs like a champ; no problems.

One Year Followup

After three years it runs flawlessly.  It is a solid machine.  I updated the quality of the product from 7 to 8.

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