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Ascaso iMini - Martin Bahr's Review
Posted: May 26, 2010, 8:38pm
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Mike Zatt 9.00
Theron Georges 8.80
Ken Dang 8.66
Max Rudolph 8.25
Sebastian Storholm 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.0
Manufacturer: Ascaso Spain Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 2
Price Paid: $270.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Frankfurt Germany Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: La Scala M5
Bottom Line: Great looks, but serious shortcomings in usability, would not buy this again!
Positive Product Points

Beautiful design and quite sturdy built quality, though not everything that looks like metal is made from metal.

Negative Product Points

- Lot's of static electricity is built up during grinding process as a result lots of coffee ground stick to the machine and don't just fall into your portafilter.
- If you choose a very fine grind then coffee gets stuck in burr grinders and the machine clogs up
- Even at grind setting that is manageable for the machine, a fair amount of grounds stay in the canal between the burr grinder and the outlet (about 1 porta filter worth). So if you bought this for small quantities, such as 1 or 2 cups a day, then the first cup will have slightly stale coffee. You can improve this by slightly tilting the machine forward to have more grounds 'falling' out.
- There's no indicator which grind level you have set, to the machine becomes very cumbersome to adjust if you need to change frequently between different grind settings for different roasts.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this grinder for my mother who did like the freshly ground coffee at my place but didn't want to have a 'monster' such as my La Scala M5 sitting in her kitchen. I am quite disappointed and would not recommend this to a friend because of negatives listed above. I haven't tested other grinders in this price-range or size, so I cannot compare it to it's 'peers'. But after using it for one year, I know one thing for sure: It's creates a mess (coffee grounds all over the place) in your kitchen and is not very user friendly either.

Buying Experience

Sorry, I don't remember the name of the shop where I bought this.

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