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Ascaso Grinders - Mike P's Review
Posted: August 27, 2004, 2:44pm
review rating: 7.8
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Ascaso Grinder - i1, i2 Models
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Arrow The Ascaso Grinders has 31 Reviews
Arrow The Ascaso Grinders has been rated 8.39 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since December 13, 2001.
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Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
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: 9.6
Product Reviewed: I2
Manufacturer: Innova Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $170.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: www.home-espresso.com Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: cheap burr grinder
Bottom Line: prosumer grinder at bargin price... youll smile everytime you use it
Positive Product Points

-sexy -sleek -convientient -easy to use -amazing grind -impressive price

Negative Product Points

-loud -coffee grounds get jammed in chute

Detailed Commentary

after reading that this grinder was poorly  packaged, i was worried that it would arrive broken.  however, i found that the packaging was quite good.   i had this product shipped to  my father in the states and he brought it to europe where i am studying for a few years.  i  am running this grinder on a step down voltage convertor.  it runs a little slower because of the hz difference, but the grind this machine does is amazing.  besides looking sexy on my countertop, it is truly a work of art.  i use it only for espresso.  this machine can only be used for one type of coffee.  i say this because it has a stepless adjustment and it takes way to long to change the grind settings.  the stepless adjustment is awesome.  it doesnt twitch or jump during the grind. the machine is pretty stable as well.  the hopper moves a little when there is not alot of beans in it while grinding.  it is loud, but not as loud as the cheap burr grinder i used to use. during the grind, the beans muffle out some of the noise.  also, the chute on this machine is too long. coffee grinds clump up and get stuck in it. it doesnt stop the grinds from moving into the tamper basket, but it is a bit annoying. a quick solution is to use the end of a spoon and kinda dish them out.  over all, this is an awesome machine and i would buy it again.  i truly feel that this is the best machine i can get for the money

Buying Experience

buying experience was awesome. these guys really make  sure you are happy with their products and their service.  it was dropped shipped late.. but they made sure it arrived before my father left the country... thanks again :)

Three Month Followup

good stuff

One Year Followup

still running strong. coffee getting stuck in the chute not as a big of problem as i orginally thought it would be. this is a great grinder for a great price. the best investment i made for my coffee drinking :)

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