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Iberital Grinder - All - Robert Johnson's Review
Posted: January 5, 2012, 5:10am
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Arrow The Iberital Grinder - All has 18 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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Alexandre Shuvaloff 10.00
Simon Weatherley 9.50
Gábor DEÁK JAHN 9.25
Lynn Garcia 9.00
Lars Opalinski 8.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Manufacturer: Iberital Quality: 7
Average Price: n/a Usability: 7
Price Paid: $175.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Happy Donkey Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Unbeatable at this price point. Compact, quality build, stepless
Positive Product Points

- Good stepless operation and quality burrs
- Good quality grind
- Footprint and height is small and convenient
- Easy to maintain/tweak

Negative Product Points

- Significant static buildup in the chute
- Noisy and can be a little messy
- Timer screw can come loose from the timer if you tighten overly quickly with a screwdriver (as in my case)

Detailed Commentary

Overall I have been very pleased with my MC2. I would rate the grind and burr quality as unbeatable at this price point, in fact I would go so far as to say the only grinder that comes close until you spend over double the money is the Ascaso I-Mini.

The grind is of good quality and infinitely adjustable, the adjustment is straightforward if a little time consuming and overly fine. The only issue I have had with the unit is that I overtightened the timer screw causing it to come loose from the timer inside the grinder. This took under 5 minutes to fix by opening the four screws on the base and clicking it back in.

My only minor complaints are the noise which is a little loud and the fact that the timer does not go over 12 seconds. For some coffees this produces an indadequate dose (particularly Indonesian coffees I find for some reason). This only means however that you set it lower (say 8 seconds) and grind twice into the same portafilter. There is some static buildup in the chute (as with all plastic chutes) and this means I have to remove the grinds with a little brush sometimes. For me this is a minor.

The footprint is small and fits very well on my counter under the kitchen cabinets. It is approximately the same height as my Gaggia Classic to give a perspective.

Buying Experience

As always an excellent experience with Happy Donkey.  Very happy to recommend.

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