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Really messy, difficult to clean, impractical: Grind is ok
on 12 September 2015
The quality of my daily cup of coffee is proof that switching from pre-ground coffee to getting beans and grinding them at home was a good idea.
At the price I paid, it looked like an ok purchase. I got it at Rs. 1580 in a sale. It seems that the price has been slashed permanently after the sale.
But this is strictly ok as a purchase, and I would recommend you put in some more money and get a better option.
The grind is quick and efficient, and gets the job done is a few seconds. There is very little noise. The compact nature of the grinder makes it good for small kitchens.
1. Inconsistent grind: There is no uniformity since the coffee sticks to the sides and lids after a few seconds. I will have untouched beans and fine dust in the same bowl. Great care has to be taken to make a uniform grind happen.
2. Impractical design: Due to the way the bowl and lid are constructed, there is hardly any point in the transparent plastic because you really can't judge how well the grind has gone without opening the lid and poking around
2. Mess: The coffee sticks to the lid and everything else in a few seconds, and each time you open the lid to check, you spill a few grams of coffee powder outside. I can't use this machine without laying a newspaper down first, otherwise a lot of wasted coffee floats around my kitchen after each use
3. Difficult to clean: Since the thing can't be washed, you have to dry-brush the device clean. Unfortunately, there are so many grooves in the lid, and in the bowl where the (pointless) clear plastic meets the steel, and near the blade that cleaning this device takes THREE TIMES AS LONG as the actual grind itself.
4. The brush: Still haven't understood the point of keeping the brush like a decorative hat. It keeps dropping off each time you turn the lid. And it is absolutely ineffective in actually brushing any coffee at all. It may as well have been a peacock feather, for its decorative uselessness. I have to use a toothbrush to actually get the coffee out of the bowl.
I'm saving up for a decent burr grinder since this piece of junk erodes the happiness that my coffee brings me.