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Nuova Simonelli MCF - Bob J's Review
Posted: February 23, 2003, 6:44pm
review rating: 7.9
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Arrow The Nuova Simonelli MCF has 13 Reviews
Arrow The Nuova Simonelli MCF has been rated 8.77 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Robert Shupp 8.42
Bruce Bergenfeld 8.40
John Holder 8.16
Bob J 7.87
Peter V 7.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Manufacturer: Nuova Simonelli Quality: 7
Average Price: $610.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $285.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: On-line. Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Great grinder for the first three years.  Now I want to replace it.
Positive Product Points

The grinder is attractive.  It is only 12 1/2" high and 4 1/4" wide, which is a nice size for a kithcen.  The doser works well.  The grind is very even, and can be ajdusted to a fine powder.

Negative Product Points

The grinder has not held up that well over time.  It would be better if it was a little quieter, and if it would grind a little faster.

Detailed Commentary

I use the grinder strictly for home use.  I grind one pot of coffee each morning, rarely more and never less (unless I am on vacation).

At first, I was fairly pleased with the grinder.  I had used much less expensive grinders that were noisy, and took a long time to grind enough coffee to make a pot.  My main goals for a grinder were to buy a grinder that (i) is attractive, (ii) quiet, (iii) fast, (iv) could make a fine, even grind, and (v) could grind enough to brew a pot with ease.

When I purchased the grinder, I was fairly pleased with it.  It is much more heavy duty than a $50 grinder.  The cord has a lower gauge wire, and the unit is heavier and solidly built.  The coffee is ground very evenly, and the grinder works faster than an inexpensive unit (although I wish it were faster still).

Overtime, however, the grinder has not held up as well as I hoped.

When I purchased the grinder, the hopper was cracked.  The vendor replaced it with a hopper that was dropped shipped by a US distirbutor.  The new hopper did not have a large enough hole drilled at the bottom.  When I installed it, the bottem of the hopper cracked a little.  I did not return it.  Over time, it has become very loose.  

There is an automatic shut off feature so the motor does not overheat.  After I used the grinder for about 3 years, the motor now shuts off once or twice before I can grind enough coffee to brew one pot.  

I was hoping that I would be satisfied with the grinder for many, many years.  However, I am now thinking of replacing it.  That is why I found this website that reviews coffee grinders.

Buying Experience

Attractive solidly built grinder, but has not held up that well over the years.

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