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La Pavoni PA - Sean Rooney's Review
Posted: April 12, 2001, 7:44pm
review rating: 6.0
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La Pavoni PA Grinder
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Arrow The La Pavoni PA has 25 Reviews
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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: 8.8
Manufacturer: LaPavoni Quality: 8
Average Price: $65.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Great grinder for the price, grinds too fine for press coffee.
Positive Product Points

Fairly even grind.
Easy to clean.  
Not ugly.  
Timer is very convenient.

Negative Product Points

Moderate static problems make it a bit messy.
All grind settings are too fine for press coffee.

Detailed Commentary

Bought a refurbished one on eBay for $30.  It has a little scratch on it but is otherwise perfect.  There is a setting for how much coffee is ground which is really just a timer, but it is precise enough and makes it really convenient to grind coffee - I just walk up and press the button and I always get the same amount.  It's moderately loud, but not terribly so.  It leaks a little bit of fine grounds on their way to the grind bin, and it generates a fair bit of static, so it's a little messy.  A quick wipe with a wet cloth after every two or three uses cleans it up nicely.  I always open the grind bin over the sink as there tends to be a small expulsion of fine grounds due to static when you first open it.  The top burr is easily removable for cleaning.  The grinder has a utilitarian but pleasantly unobtrusive appearance on the countertop (I have the white one).

The coarsest setting leaves me with a lot of sediment in my cup when I make french press coffee. Also, during the last few seconds of each grind it spews out a pile of very fine grounds that stick to the wall of the grind bin and which I am able to flick into the sink with a brush before dumping the new grounds into my french press.  I haven't used this grinder for espresso yet so I can't comment on its suitability for that.  Overall I am quite satisfied - it's a great value if you have a strict budget as I do.

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