A great espresso grinder that doesn't break the bank at under $300 while delivering excellent and consistent grinds.
Positive Product Points
-Excellent Grind Quality -Low Grind Retention -Stepless -Compact -Looks Great
Negative Product Points
-A bit too light -Portaholder gets in the way, perhaps if it were an inch lower it would be much better. -Occasionally spits coffee far to the left dumping it onto the counter.
Getting of sick of hand grinding with my hario skerton, I've been seeking out grinders for under $300 for the past 2 months. I'm glad I choose the PL53! The quality of the grind is excellent for 'spro and dialing it in was a breeze although I definitely would not be wanting to change between spro' and FP on a daily basis - if ever.. Aesthetically it looks great, and is very compact. Overall, (in my limited experience) it is a great grinder and delivers for under $300. I'm looking forward to using it more!
Buying was a breeze, being out of stock until June. I had emailed 1st-Line to see if any demos were lying around. Jim from 1st-Line promptly replied that there was unit used for photography that he offered. I jumped on the opportunity to get it. The grinder arrived quickly in a well packaged box with the grinder in pristine condition. Thanks!