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Ascaso Grinders - C H's Review
Posted: July 8, 2002, 11:09am
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Ascaso Grinder - i1, i2 Models
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Arrow The Ascaso Grinders has 31 Reviews
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Julien Labelle 10.00
Sespe33 Sespe33 8.88
James Schulman 8.59
Douglas DeHart 8.33
Laura Taylor 8.21

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Flat burrs, no doser
Manufacturer: Innova Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $225.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: espressoparts NW Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Isomac
Bottom Line: I am happy
Positive Product Points

Solid machine, produces even grind, stepless adjustment, comes without doser if you like.

Negative Product Points

Messy (like there are any grinders that aren't)

Detailed Commentary

Many people have pretty complicated rituals in order to avoid stale coffee and complain, for this grinder in particular, about the enormous amounts of grounds getting stuck in the chute.
Though it is true that there is coffee in the chute, maybe half a day old- if you are like me and drink one in the morning before leaving to work and one (or two) after coming home- but that is still a rather significant improvement over buying pregroud coffee sitting around for as much as a month (assuming you could find decent preground coffee).
However with the doserless version it is very easy to get grounds out, if you wish, I for myself usually don't care, but if I do, I just turn it on for a second or two before I grind in the filter. It is  also not that an enormous amount maybe 10/15 % of what it takes to make a double shot, sorry no digital scale.
Also people said it is too slow and I can't find that either, it takes about 10 secs to have the filter overflow, yeah, that's my way of measuring, and that gives me an aproximatly 25 sec double shot, However I don't use a stopwatch.
Last, I find the grinder acceptably quiet, at least compared to the isomac it is much quieter; in the room next door you can't here it. Of course there is some baseline noise in the appartment, after all it's NYC.

Buying Experience

Bought via internet, they did not have the color i wanted which was annoying, but otherwise very friendly and dedicated people.

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