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Braun KM 30 - Howard L. Sheppard's Review
Posted: February 13, 2000, 9:22pm
review rating: 5.0
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Braun KM 30
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Arrow The Braun KM 30 has 34 Reviews
Arrow The Braun KM 30 has been rated 6.55 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Bob Trancho 8.20
Sheri Richardson 8.00
Rick Andrusz 7.80
Daniel Marsalone 7.66
Lance Goffinet 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Braun Quality: 8
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Perfect choice as a step up from blade grinders and it won‘t break your bank account
Positive Product Points

Low cost, good range of grinds, fairly quiet, good overall design IMO

Negative Product Points

TOO MUCH STATIC BUILDUP!!  Timer knob makes it hard to have good control over the amount of grinding you actually do.

Detailed Commentary

I paid $40(US) for this little bugger at a local discount department store (not on sale).  I think it is a really good choice for the serious coffee hound who wants to move up from the "whirly blade" grinders.  I personally don‘t drink espresso, so I have no frame of reference as to how this grinder would work with those machines; but for what I do (i.e. drip, vac pot, press)it works very well.  I have never needed to set the grind past 1/2 and at that it is almost too fine for the metal mesh filter in my drip pot.  I really like the unit as a whole - It could be me b - but I noticed a tast improvement over my blade grinder as well (better extraction perhaps?).  I do have somewhat of a problem with the amound to static electricity the machine produces when you grind, however.  When you take the lid off of the bin that holds the grounds; static makes the particles fly everywhere.  I‘ve tried a couple of things to reduce this but I have had lackluster results.  The good thing is that it all cleans up with a damp washcloth while the coffee brews!  Overall a perfect choice for me - homeroaster and 6-20 cup a day drinker.

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