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La Pavoni PA - Misty Stanley-Jones's Review
Posted: April 6, 2002, 6:24pm
review rating: 6.0
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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: 8.4
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 8
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $30.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Amazon.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Krups, Starbucks blade grinder
Bottom Line: Cheap grinder makes great grounds, if you are willing to spend a lot of effort cleaning it, and if you don't mind static.
Positive Product Points

Looks fine, holds a lot of grinds, grinds fast.  Very consistent grind.

Negative Product Points

Major static problem, impossible to thoroughly clean, noisy (though no more so than any other electric grinder), big.

Detailed Commentary

I thought this grinder was going to be perfect ... until I noticed the static problem.  What a mess trying to get the grounds out of the holder!  And it really makes a difference when you are only grinding enough for a 3-cup French press.  Then after I had used it, I tried to clean it.  The upper burr snaps out just fine, but it is so hard to get all the grounds out of the area where the bottom burr is, and grounds get gunked up in the opening out of which they shoot into the ground holder.  A toothbrush would not begin to do the trick.

The quality of the grounds is great, the doser is great.  But you are going to get some stale coffee taste unless you run rice through it often.  I suppose you get what you pay for.

Buying Experience

I got it from amazon.com.  I clicked, it arrived.  Nothing special. :)

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