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La Pavoni PA - Neil Farley's Review
Posted: March 24, 2006, 3:59pm
review rating: 6.0
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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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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: 6.2
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 5
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Chef Central Parmus NJ Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: If you are on a tight budget it is not a terrible choice
Positive Product Points

Cheap
Can be tweaked to Grind (inconsistent) espresso

Negative Product Points

Inconsistent

Detailed Commentary

I bought this to grind coffee to make espresso with a cheap thermoblock Krups type pump machine.  
At first I could not get it to grind fine enough but after reading a review on Amazon I found the following tweak.

  1. unscrew the 3 screws at the top and remove top of unit
  2.  Set grind fineness to lowest setting (1 or 2) then unscrew the screw that holds on the fineness dial.  
  3. Lift off fineness dial and rotate it and replace it so it is now reading 7.  
  4. now you can turn dial and make it finer.  

I can pull consistent (albeit mediocre) 25 sec shot that are better than any chain coffee shop and occasionally I can pull a shot that is good.  Nothing great or excellent though.  I'll keep trying and keep saving for a Rocky or Mini Mazzur

Buying Experience

Guy at store knew nothing

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