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La Pavoni PGB or C - Mike's Review
Posted: January 30, 2001, 6:58pm
review rating: 7.0
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La Pavoni PGB or C Grinder
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Arrow The La Pavoni PGB or C has 13 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni PGB or C has been rated 6.31 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Eric Bice 10.00
J.R. Terrell 9.00
Carl S Lau 8.33
Jim Robins 8.00
Chef Juke 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 8
Average Price: $319.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Good choice if you can find one for ~$100US
Positive Product Points

Fast, consistent grind
Precise control
Good price for a conical grinder

Negative Product Points

Misadjusted from factory

Detailed Commentary

I bought mine for $100 because it had been returned and the box was open.  I quickly learned the thing was misadjusted from the factory (probably why it was returned) and would only grind on its highest setting.  Took it apart and adjusted it (took all of five minutes) and I was in business.  From what Ive seen this seems to be a common problem with this model.  The inside inspection reveals the thing has some plastic parts, but seems to be metal where it needs to be.  Ive used it for 2 months now without a problem.  Its not commercial grade, but its also far from the $40 grinders youll find at the department stores.  If you have to pay the full price of $160, I would throw in another $60 and buy the Rancilio "Rocky".  If you can find one for $100, buy it.  Just beware of getting one incorrectly adjusted if youre afraid of adjusting it yourself.  If youre at all mechanically inclined you wont have a problem adjusting it.  Just pry the two pins up with a screwdriver once your inside and rotate, then put the pins back in.  Once correctly adjusted it will produce everything from a course grind for drip coffee to the finest turkish grind for espresso.

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