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Braun Blade Grinders - All - John Stud's Review
Posted: January 16, 2007, 7:36pm
review rating: 8.0
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Braun Blade Grinders - All
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Arrow The Braun Blade Grinders - All has 7 Reviews
Arrow The Braun Blade Grinders - All has been rated 6.83 overall by our member reviewers
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John Stud 8.00
S R 8.00
Charles Gardner 5.00
Becky Grimsrud 4.50
Tito 3.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: 4041
Manufacturer: Braun Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $19.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Bed Bath and Beyond Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: N/A
Bottom Line: Versatile, inexpensive grinder for beginners!
Positive Product Points

Decent grind, powerful motor, sturdy construction, idiot proof, not made in China!!!

Negative Product Points

Flimsy lid, tiny amount of static, impossible to get a completely uniform grind

Detailed Commentary

I like this product, even though everyone seems to think it's a cheap, inferior bean grinder. I'll admit - the grind produced by the blade is nowhere near uniform as say, a can of Maxwell House. But it works. There's a method to this inexpensive machine's madness. First and foremost, you want to grind more than 1 tsp of beans at a time. Spool the machine up for about 10 seconds then let it come to a stop, then punch the button again. Repeat procedure about 3 to 6 times. By doing this, you allow any beans that got flung to the uppermost portion of the cup to come down and get hit by the blades, resulting in a more uniform texture. Of course, you'll still get a touch of powdery fine coffee grinds at the very end, some very minor static cling to the inner walls, and a few "extra-large" grinds, the later occurring only on rare occasions. I don't toss any of it away, it all goes into the cup and it's just as good (if not better) than anything served at Starbux. It would also require some effort to amputate fingers with the lid off, since the motor's power button is concealed and recessed in a little groove. Not to say it won't ever happen, as someone always manages to push the limit, but the Braun is relatively well designed, soundly constructed, and high-powered. Made in Mexico.

Buying Experience

It's Bed Bath and Beyond. They have a good return policy and their stores usually smell like some kinda crappy potpourri. Not a good place to pick up chicks.

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