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Gaggia MDF - Alex DiCicco's Review
Posted: February 23, 2011, 7:04am
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Gaggia MDF Espresso
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Arrow The Gaggia MDF has 32 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia MDF has been rated 7.79 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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A C C 9.00
B T 9.00
Lance Goffinet 8.88
Mark Babbe 8.20
Patrick T 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 7
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Peet's Coffee Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great entry level espresso grinder that should keep you satisfied for years to come.
Positive Product Points

Commercial quality burrs
Grind consistency
Doser helps reduce clumping

Negative Product Points

Doser lever

Detailed Commentary

After a lot of research I narrowed it down to the gaggia mdf and the rocky.  I bought the MDF because Peet's had it on sale for $199 which was a great deal.  I paired it with the Gaggia Classic and have been very happy with the performance of this workhorse of a grinder.  Usually have it set between 5 - 7 for espresso depending on the beans.  Once dialed in it's quite consistent and produces great results.  The doser does help reduce the clumping when you're filling the portafilter compared to a doserless grinder.  

Some improvements I'd suggest is a sturdier doser lever,  make it stepless, and Add some rubber feet on the bottom so it would be more stable.  Actually you can modify the grinder to make it stepless and add rubber feet on the bottom but it would be nice if it came out of the box with these attributes.  

Overall a good entry level espresso grinder for the home that should satisfy your espresso needs.

Buying Experience

Bought the MDF from Peet's coffee and was very pleased with their service.  Shipped promptly an have had no problems with the grinder thus far.

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