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La Pavoni PA - Daniel Spiegel's Review
Posted: March 22, 2008, 9:11am
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La Pavoni PA Grinder
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Arrow The La Pavoni PA has 25 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni PA has been rated 6.14 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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Rob Novak 9.00
Mike Dahlor 9.00
Chris Chase 8.25
Vincent Sapone 8.00
Brendan Getchel 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.6
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 5
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Starbucks? Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Solis Maestro, Paquini K2, Rancilio Rocky
Bottom Line: Decent cheap grinder, but not suitable for espresso.
Positive Product Points

Inexpensive, small, stylish decent low-end grinder

Negative Product Points

Noisier than it should be, grinds get behind the acrylic grinds container making it messy, limited grind range, grind adjustment wheel is difficult to turn (stiff) and needs tweaking to grind fine enough for espresso, difficult to remove top burr for cleaning, excessive static buildup

Detailed Commentary

This was my first step up from a blade grinder. It is a decent cheap grinder, but it really is not suitable for espresso. It is possible to manipulate the grind setting by taking the top off and dialing the top burr down (or up) more, but that is a real pain. The burr set is the typical inexpensive type. Coffee grinds come out with a fair amount of static, and unless I held the acrylic catch bin, grinds would get between the grinder body and the catcher. The amount of beans it will grind is limited by the size of the chamber up top, but neither my espresso nor my friend's drip coffee suffered for quantity. This grinder is unusually loud, but then again it is cheap. I do not remember how much I paid, but it was not much. If you plan on making espresso, get a Solis instead. They are not too much more and do a much better job of grinding. Better still, pony up for a Rocky or better. This makes a decent grinder for work because it is small and relatively clean, but expect very little from it. Looks cool, though.

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