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Mazzer Mini - Marty Jung's Review
Posted: October 19, 2001, 10:38pm
review rating: 6.1
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Mazzer Mini Grinder
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Arrow The Mazzer Mini has 58 Reviews
Arrow The Mazzer Mini has been rated 9.29 overall by our member reviewers
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Andrew Sullivan 9.17
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Andre Preoteasa 8.63
Brendan Getchel 8.60
Michael Aneiro 8.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Mazzer Quality: 10
Average Price: $595.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Best toy I‘ve ever bought (this month at least). You won‘t be disappointed.
Positive Product Points

This is an extremely well-built and solid machine (all metal and heavy)and the quality is obvious.

It‘s beyond quiet; in fact you have to pay attention to even hear it working. The grinding adjustment is tops allowing for minute fine-tuning of grind.

It took 5 minutes to set the puppy up out of the box and after burning through a half pound of beans over a day the grind was perfect !!

Negative Product Points

Some people will question how "Mini" the Mini really is; it barely fits under regulation kitchen cabinets (1 cm clearance). I was expecting the grinder to be big and it "exceeded" my expectations.

Personally, I think it‘s a great piece of design and engineering so I view it as sculpture in the kitchen.

This is probably not a good grinder for someone who hasn‘t owned a burr type grinder before as the grinding adjustments are so fine it‘s easy to undergrind/overgrind the beans and compound this with a new espresso machine and you get the picture. Even a two degrees change on the stepless dial has a huge impact on the grind and subsequent espressso. The manual doesn‘t speak much about how to get the right grind so the newbie should expect some frustration and a big coffee bean bill the first couple of weeks.

Detailed Commentary

If you‘ve owned a burr grinder this is what you‘ve been looking for your whole life even though you may not know it.

It is impossible to harness all the power of this machine and for someone like myself who drinks 3 to 4 espressos a day this is way too much grinder. It‘s like driving a 450 horsepower car in the City.

On the other hand, you‘ll never have to buy another grinder again so in the end the price ($650 inclusive from the Canadian distributor) will represent real value over the long term.

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