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Saeco MC2002 Burr - Jim Robins's Review
Posted: December 11, 2000, 12:22pm
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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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: 8
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 6 months Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Best grinder for the (discounted) price, but design flaw makes it messy to use
Positive Product Points

Good grind through a broad range.  Grind is not as even as the conical burr grinders, but this is a good value at current discount prices

Negative Product Points

Product has a design flaw that results in coffee grounds leaking from junction between hopper for grounds and body of machine.  This problem is even worse with the doser.  If you do not want to clean up after this grinder, do not buy it.

Detailed Commentary

The MC2002 is a solidly made grinder that will go from Turkish to relatively coarse with no difficulty.  As is the case with any high speed flat burr grinder, it produces static and some unevenness in the grind.  The principal drawback is that this grinder leaks coffee grounds from the junction between the hopper and body.  Saeco USA claims it does not happen, but their efforts to "fix" one for me amounted to sending it back with the assertion that no problem exists.  Too bad I cannot get Maria from Saeco to come over and clean up after the machine!  

If you are willing to clean up the mess -- and if you can get the machine heavily discounted (Wholelattelove at this time) -- it is the best grinder available for the price.  Otherwise, move up to a good conical burr grinder.

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