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Grindenstein Knockbox - Steve Leung's Review
Posted: May 10, 2006, 11:19pm
review rating: 8.0
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Grindenstein Knockbox
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Arrow The Grindenstein Knockbox has 14 Reviews
Arrow The Grindenstein Knockbox has been rated 8.89 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since December 12, 2006.
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Brent Baker 9.00
Steve Boothe 8.50
Spencer Orr 8.50
Tom Harris 8.25
Wayne Parris 8.25

Previous Review  
Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Dreamfarm Quality: 8
Average Price: $30.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $30.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Fairfax Cookshop Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Small size but sturdy, stylish, functional, easy to clean and excellent value.
Positive Product Points

Small size, sturdy construction, non-slip base, fits on the drip tray of the machine, good value for money

Negative Product Points

Small size can be a problem for frequent users

Detailed Commentary

I have recently purchased a Silvia and was thinking about a knock box but most of the choices seemed a little on the large side (and expensive).  After reading the CG review on the Grindenstein, I immediately went looking for one in the UK.  The Australian company would deliver to the UK (or worldwide) at a good price but would take up to 2 weeks.  Fairfax cookshop was the sole distributor in the UK.

The packaging of this item was very stylish and included a leaflet on ideas for recycling your spent coffee.  Despite it's small size, it felt very sturdy and planted on the worktop.  It did not slide around when kncoking out the puck.  I have a commercial PF for the Silvia and I thought the knock box was going to be too small - I was wrong.  I found knocking out my pucks very easy and without any mess at all - esp. if the puck is dry.  I would need to empty it every 2 days (usu. 3-4 espressos/day) which is not a chore at all.

Cleaning is very easy and it stands up to frequent use without a problem.  It sits on my drip tray when not in use and looks very neat and tidy.  I would not hesitate in recommending this product to anyone.  A great buy.

Buying Experience

Fairfax Cookshop, Internet retailer in the UK. Quick delivery.

Three Month Followup

Still going strong.  Looks brand new once washed.  If you don't have one...why not?

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