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Saeco MC2002 Burr - Brian's Review
Posted: October 28, 2001, 5:27am
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Saeco MC2002 Burr
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Arrow The Saeco MC2002 Burr has 22 Reviews
Arrow The Saeco MC2002 Burr has been rated 6.65 overall by our member reviewers
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Tony Reynolds 8.50
Doug Wiebe 8.20
Brendan Getchel 7.66
Paul Quinn 7.50
Leigh Booker 7.40

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.4
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 4
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Buy it if you cant spend more for something better
Positive Product Points

Consistent grind, small, compact design

Negative Product Points

No timer, messy due to poor sealing between unit and grind cup, noisy, grind cup breaks easily.

Detailed Commentary

Its a love/hate relationship with this grinder.  It does its job very well, but leaves a mess and makes a fair amount of noise in the process.  If you want quick and quiet, choose another grinder.

The grind cup is designed poorly.  There is a thin strip of plastic that fatigues every time you open the cup.  Mine broke after 8 months.

The only other types of grinders I have owned are blade grinders and a Salton burr grinder.  The blade grinders are in another class and dont compare to the uniformity of grind from either of the burr grinders I have owned.  The Salton burr grinder was a complete piece of junk at $60.  It had electronic controls inside that were sensitive to line voltage noise.  When I turned on any other motorized appliance in the kitchen, the Salton would turn on by itself!  It vibrated so much that the timer knob would set itself to the maximum setting while the grinder was running, rendering it worthless.  So...the Saeco is light years better for another $20.

I had a chance to use the Starbucks Barista grinder and it is much quieter and less messy.  However, it is also much larger and more expensive than the Saeco.

I paid $80 for the Saeco grinder.

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