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Starbucks Barista - Donna T's Review
Posted: December 28, 2001, 12:38pm
review rating: 8.0
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Starbucks Barista Grinder
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D R 9.50
John Eubanks 8.57
JP Cordill 8.40
Mark Prince 8.33
Jim Robin 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 10
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Starbucks Online Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: Maybe
Similar Items Owned: Braun blade grinder
Bottom Line: If you really like coffee buy a burr grinder.
Positive Product Points

I think this is a good grinder for the price.  The only reason I said maybe I would buy it again is, if there is a better replacement, I'd consider that.

Negative Product Points

There is a big problem with static and ground coffee flying everywhere.  I usually wet down the plastic bin before grinding - it really helps.   Can't really get into the plastic container to clean out ground coffee.

Detailed Commentary

I had a Braun blade grinder before this one - it burned out because I had been cleaning it by running the blades under water.  Ooops - guess some water got into the housing!  I didn't want another blade grinder. This is WAY better than a blade grinder anyway.  I know how important it is to have the correct grind for brewing method and this is an inexpensive way to achieve that.  I have a French Press, a percolater (not the best way to brew) and a drip.  I'm off the French Press for now - too bitter and am satisfied with the coffee that is brewed using a $19.99 Mr. Coffee drip coffee maker.  

This grinder is quick, quiet and accurately grinds to your selection.  I like the way the grinder looks sitting on the counter and sometimes will leave beans in the hopper (not for more than a day).  

Can anyone share with me how you clean your grinder - how often and cleaning method? I thought I was supposed to remove the burrs once/month to clean, but wasn't able to move them.  I have the brush and use that but thought some of the interior parts come out.

Buying Experience

No problem. Bought it online.  Got an online coupon for free shipping

Three Month Followup

Been using the machine regularly and having GREAT coffee.  I would highly recommend this grinder.

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