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Gaggia MM - Rob Gray's Review
Posted: February 21, 2002, 3:11pm
review rating: 7.0
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Arrow The Gaggia MM has 20 Reviews
Arrow The Gaggia MM has been rated 6.29 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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A C C 9.00
Phil Thomas 8.20
Greg Kaan 7.33
Rob Gray 7.00
Vils M. DiSanto 6.60

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.8
Manufacturer: Gaggia Quality: 5
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $69.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Zabar's NYC Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 month Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Solis Maestro, Bosch
Bottom Line: Big bang (noise and dispersal) for the buck
Positive Product Points

I loved the price and relative small size and upgrading (for me) to a conical burr grinding machine.

Negative Product Points

The badly designed receptacle, enormous amounts of static "fling", noise, and no timer or sustained grinding switch are all huge negatives.

Detailed Commentary

I wanted to upgrade from my Bosch, home-modified burr grinder that died after 10 years of service. I thought the Gaggia to be a nice upgrade; that is, until I loaded it up and turned it on.  Very poorly designed receptacle with impossibly recessed corner sections that would keep a compulsive cleaner busy for weeks with a one-haired brush.  Static that made an instant mess of my counter, noise levels to wake the dead, and no hands free operation add to the unfriendliness of the experience.  It lasted two days before I packed back up for return.  I've now upgraded to the Solis Maestro.

Buying Experience

I thought the sales guy at the store to be very knowledgeable--that is till I found this website! From now on, I'll read these reviews prior to purchasing.

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