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Bunn Burr - Homer Simpson's Review
Posted: October 28, 2005, 10:08pm
review rating: 6.3
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Arrow The Bunn Burr has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Bunn Burr has been rated 7.60 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Larry Rodman 8.33
Michael Blanton 7.33
Homer Simpson 6.33
Dan Taylor 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.8
Manufacturer: Bunn Quality: 5
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $160.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Tastes great, but everything else will leave a bad aftertaste.
Positive Product Points

Clean, tastes great.

Negative Product Points

Slow, loud, ugly, inconsistent ground size

Detailed Commentary

I bought this grinder based on the reviews here and after trying and returning a Capresso Infinity.  The Capresso simply generated too much static to be usable.  The Bunn Burr was in many ways completely the opposite.  It didn't have any static at all, and the container holding the grounds is sealed with a rubber gasket, making it much much cleaner.  Even better, the coffee it produced tasted great and every pot was consistent.

Unfortunately, there is a lot to dislike about this grinder.  It is very loud.  Given how quiet the $90 Capresso was, I was completely disappointed at the Bunn Burr.  It's loud enough that I am afraid to make coffee in the morning.  Also, the grinding speed is ridiculously slow.  A half pot of coffee takes one and a half complete turns of the timer for me.  The grinder seemed to trap parts of beans internally as well, because after a couple of days of use, I had a hard time telling when the grinding was complete.  There seemed to be something chunking around.

The grind adjustment is infinite, but I found it hard to use.  The adjustment knob is very small and turns much easier in one direction than the other.  Since I like to use a couple different types of beans, that makes it nearly impossible to choose different settings for different beans on a regular basis.

Finally, although the coffee itself tasted great, the size of the grounds themselves were pretty inconsistent.  There was a fair amount of dust and grounds of all sizes in between.

I ended up buying a Rancilio Rocky, which is completely overkill for me given that I only drink drip coffee.  However, I really needed a quiet and clean grinder, and had run out of options.  I am happy with the Rocky and quite frankly, it makes the Bunn Burr look like a poorly made toy.

Buying Experience

Purchased from Amazon.  I will be returning it this weekend.

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