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La Pavoni PA - Jim Noone's Review
Posted: October 16, 2005, 2:07pm
review rating: 6.5
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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: 6.0
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 6
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $35.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: celebrity Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 3 months Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Great for Press Pots on coffee colored counters
Positive Product Points

Easy to load, use and clean.
Small footprint on the counter.
Pretty inexpensive.
Has things that look just like burrs.

Negative Product Points

Static is a nightmare, no matter the grind setting.
Coffee dust gets everywhere.
Uneven grind.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this machine for one use only - to grind for my press pot. For this, it works fairly well, and I leave it on the coarsest setting at all times. Although there is a lot of superfine dust produced, even when grinding coarsely, there doesn't seem to be much in between. That is, although the dust is not what I am after, the beans that don't turn into dust are in fact pretty coarsely ground.  I have very little sediment in my coffee using this.

I am about to try sharpening (filing) the removable burr to see if this cuts down on the dust, but if it doesn't I will probably keep using this until it dies.

I would not recommend this for anyone using a drip pot, who needs an espresso grinder, or for anyone who wants a fine grind for their press.

For that matter, I would not recommend this to anyone who is not willing to clean it out often, and who has no trouble with coffee powder all over the place.

Buying Experience

Celebrity appliance/cookware was ok. They overcharged me, but then made it right after I called them on it. Pretty fair experience, nothing great about it.

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