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JavaGRIND Hand Grinder - Joel Finkelstein's Review
Posted: May 31, 2007, 7:16am
review rating: 7.5
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JavaGRIND Hand Grinder
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Arrow The JavaGRIND Hand Grinder has 3 Reviews
Arrow The JavaGRIND Hand Grinder has been rated 3.73 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 25, 2007.
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Kyle Wheeler 9.00
Joel Finkelstein 7.50
Dave Crewe 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 1.8
Manufacturer: GSI Quality: 0
Average Price: $25.00 Usability: 0
Price Paid: $20.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: REI Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: The only thing I can say about this product is save your money. It's worthless.
Positive Product Points

This thing looks great
Has neat portable design

Negative Product Points

Next to worthless
Hard to hold
Harder to turn
Impossible to get anything close to a consistent grind

Detailed Commentary

The GSI JavaGrind looks like it would be great and even features a hard lexan body, ceramic burrs and a handle that locks in. But functionally the JavaGrind is just a total nightmare. Unlike the main body, the top of the grinder is a very thin plastic that deflects substantially during grinding. This causes the burrs, which are adjusted based on distance from the top, to move up and down, with the effect of constantly changing the size of the grounds. The lexan body, while nice, is unfortunately far to wide for the average person to hold it steady. And to top it off, the handle scrapes the top of your hand if you can manage to grip it.

Buying Experience

REI is always great. Only wish I had saved the box so I could return this piece of crap.

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