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La Pavoni PGB or C - David White's Review
Posted: March 16, 2004, 8:20pm
review rating: 6.0
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La Pavoni PGB or C Grinder
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Arrow The La Pavoni PGB or C has 13 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni PGB or C has been rated 6.31 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Eric Bice 10.00
J.R. Terrell 9.00
Carl S Lau 8.33
Jim Robins 8.00
Chef Juke 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 7
Average Price: $319.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $185.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Altura NZ Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Solis166
Bottom Line: More than adequate to cope with Silvia.
Positive Product Points

Nice fine grind easily suited to my Silvia. No Doser.

Negative Product Points

Reasonably noisy. Small amount of grounds accumulate in the exit shute.

Detailed Commentary

My machine is the Enzo Mini Macho. It is the same machine (minus the bin) as a La Pavoni PGB/PGC. I brought one a couple of weeks back and would have to say that it has been quite impressive. It has the same Burr system as some of the other reasonable grinders such as the Innova Conical. (see http://www.coffeegeek.com/opinions/alanfrew/08-30-2002)
I have a Rancilio Silvia and this grinder easily copes with the fineness and the consistency required. It is reasonably static free. It's output nozzle does tend to accumulate grounds, as they all tend to do. A little noisy, but not too bad. I was looking at this or a Rancilio Rocky Doserless - at this stage I am quite happy with it's performance and pleased that I saved the dollars.

A word of warning - Don't try to clear any grounds from the output nozzle while it is grinding.

Buying Experience

Altura in NZ have been great. I managed to cause a problem with it, and they fixed it and gave it back for no charge.

Three Month Followup

Still going well. Grind, robustness and consistency still up with my initial impression. Will not change it except if it dies.

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