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Mazzer Mini Electronic - Steve Patriquen's Review
Posted: May 3, 2005, 11:22am
review rating: 4.9
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Mazzer Mini Electronic
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Arrow The Mazzer Mini Electronic has 18 Reviews
Arrow The Mazzer Mini Electronic has been rated 8.64 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 24, 2004.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Teemu Pihlatie 9.27
L Homac 9.00
Dave Hendry 8.50
Chas Rimpo 8.42
Randy Harville 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Luigi Mazzer SRL Quality: 9
Average Price: $995.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $600.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Espresso Service West info@esw.nl Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Minkota burr
Bottom Line: A great grinder at a price
Positive Product Points

Quiet, solid with electronic doserless timed delivery

Negative Product Points

The hopper "must" be attached with a machine screw. In order to fit the screw, the hopper had to be pounded into place repeatedly (to make the hole in the hopper line up with the screw). I don't think it will be easy to remove when cleaning time comes. Comes with a printed warning "Not for home use - professional use only". Has continental (two pin round) plug. 230V

Detailed Commentary

An excellent grinder and I specifically wanted one without a doser since I make only a few drinks at a time. The maximum single doser timing (adjusted with a screwdriver potentiometer) was a bit short for my "regular" E61 Expobar portafilters, so I have adjusted the single dose to be one-half a "full" dose and just hit the button twice. I adjusted the double dose to the "triple" portafilters I use in bottomless holders. I guess I am saying the timings could go longer, but as this is a pro machine, I suppose the emphasis is on saving coffee.

When the humidity is low, static can make some of the grounds miss the portafilter and this creates the inevitable mess.  I think the portafilter holder could be closer to the doser - I may try and rig a "nozzle".

Buying Experience

Great supplier - highly recommended. Shipping from Netherlands to UK took only two days

Three Month Followup

Still working perfectly. Comments as previous. Rock solid - does what it says on the can.

One Year Followup

Bulletproof. Switched to the short hopper. Excellent product. It is a bit odd that the time adjustment is a tiny screw when it's almost as important as the grind adjustment. But I suppose that stems from its commercial purpose - where one type of coffee would be used exclusively - whereas I am constantly trying a new bean/roast/blend.

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