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La Pavoni PGB or C - Rrose Selavy's Review
Posted: July 12, 2010, 4:53pm
review rating: 3.0
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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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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 4.2
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 4
Average Price: $319.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $225.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Gift Aesthetics 4
Owned for: 3 years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Rancillo Rocky
Bottom Line: Cheap skin and questionable bones and muscle.
Positive Product Points

Consistent Grind.
Ability to fine tune the grind setting since the knob has no stops.
Internal stops allow user to adjust range of grind.

Negative Product Points

Cheap plastic exterior construction.
Longevity of Motor in question.

Detailed Commentary

Received this grinder as a gift - first espresso grinder. The casing had to be opened and the grinder adjusted so the grind would be fine enough for espresso. There is a simple stop inside the grinder that can be moved to a different notch. Despite using light pressure, screwing the bin hopper back on caused the brittle plastic near the screw hole to crack. Does not affect use.
I used this grinder off and on for a few months, first for espresso (I now have a Rocky) and then for coffee. It sat on a shelf for the past two years, but I recently fired it up to discover that the motor bogs down half way through a medium grind for a pot of coffee. I have cleaned it recently, so I am not sure why this is happening. Not a good sign.

Buying Experience

Received as a gift.

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