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Salton Grinders - All - George Swanson's Review
Posted: February 19, 2002, 6:14pm
review rating: 6.5
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Arrow The Salton Grinders - All has 4 Reviews
Arrow The Salton Grinders - All has been rated 3.65 overall by our member reviewers
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Name Ranking
John Gilchrist 8.00
George Swanson 6.50
David Marley 5.00
Peter R 4.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 2.4
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 3
Average Price: Varies Usability: 2
Price Paid: $30.00 Cost vs. Value 1
Where Bought: Retail Store Aesthetics 4
Owned for: 6 months Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Rancilio Rocky
Bottom Line: If you only have thirty bucks, buy a blade grinder and save your money.
Positive Product Points

It did actually grind the coffee.  Not well, but it did grind the coffee.  It could have been more expensive, and I would have been even angrier when I found out what a piece of crap it was.  As it was, I was only disappointed, not furious.  It was not incredibly ugly.

Negative Product Points

Can you say STATIC?  Holy cow!  It also didn't matter what setting the grind was set to, it only made the smallest difference.  I checked out the "burrs" and I don't think it would be possible to use a cheaper metal.

Detailed Commentary

I had this thing a long time ago and ended up throwing it out and going back to my blade grinder.  The static buildup was ridiculous, with coffee going everywhere.  In Minnesota during the winter it was positively comical.  The grind wasn't even with lots of fine dust even at more coarse settings.  

Even at thirty dollars, this thing was a bad value.  I really did want to give it a chance, as it looked really cool next to my little Melitta four cup coffee maker.  I can't believe they still make and sell this piece of crap.  

At the time it kept a potential coffee geek from exploring further for several years.  Tragic.

Buying Experience

It was a typical retail store transaction.

Three Month Followup

After owning a Solis Maestro grinder for the past couple of months, my feelings about this cheap grinder are even stronger.  The grinder is very important, almost as important as your coffee maker.  In some cases even more so.  Unless someone is giving you one of these for free, save up and buy a Solis Maestro or other high quality grinder.

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