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Gaggia MDF - David Leone's Review
Posted: March 4, 2000, 8:25am
review rating: 5.7
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Gaggia MDF Espresso
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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: 8.4
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 10
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Great espresso grinder - but has something of a learning curve.
Positive Product Points

Great grinding - fine enough to make excellent espresso.
Nice design - great compliment to Gaggia Classic
Hefty, seems like it will last

Negative Product Points

Doser was a mystery at first.
"Manual" not helpful
Can grind coase for other coffees than espresso - but not what it is really designed for.

Detailed Commentary

At first I thought it was not working right when I would grind for about 30 seconds and get no coffee at the first pull.  You need to grind for longer and the first couple of pulls are a waste - but after that you get fairly regular doses.  In case you are wondering, I do not think any grinder with a doser has gotten that aspect right.  I normally will make a couple cups at a time, and have found that by grinding for about a minute I consistently get enough coffee and able to dose it correctly.  If you are having company and will be serving more - grind longer and fill the doser.

You have plenty enough settings for any style of coffee, and the 5 extra settings are not missed since they are at the extreeme coase end of the spectrum.  However, if you are making anything but espresso, it is a slight hassle to dump the grinds into something in order to transfer them to your filter or coffee maker.

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