539 of 549 people found the following review helpful
It works well and kinda looks good,
A coffee grinder is never going to be exciting, but one that doesn't work well is going to be extremely short-lived. Woe betide any gadget that gets between a 6am troll and his morning brew. I am that troll.
This James Martin branded grinder from Wahl does the job it is designed for, and does it consistently well. I recently used another grinder for a week, which has a dial to choose the fineness of the grind. It was rubbish. Even on the smallest setting it produced lumpy grounds which made a bad brew.
This grinder keeps it simple - press the button to grind, keep going until you are happy. The semi-clear lid lets you see what is going on and comes off with a short twist.
The blades, after 3 months, are as new and the whole thing gives the impression it will last for a couple of years, which in modern gadgetry is pretty good.
The design is vaguely pleasing to the eye and all-in-all this is a good grinder and, for the price, great value.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2009 01:47:13 GMT
Mr. N. D. Withyman says:
64 reads and no comment! Well thanks for taking the effort my friend; I'm thinking of buying one of these grinders and you have helped me make that decision.
Posted on 2 Jun 2009 21:39:35 BDT
Angel Cake says:
Thanks for that Tom, I never buy anything without reading the reviews first and your review answered all my concerns.
Posted on 18 Sep 2009 15:09:21 BDT
John Smith says:
You didn't say what the missing 5th star was for?
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2010 12:28:45 GMT
He does say "...for the price" so the implication is that spending much more money will get you a much better product, which is true. Burr grinders are very expensive.
Posted on 1 Mar 2010 14:21:28 GMT
Sheila Hazley says:
Thanks you made my mind up
Posted on 16 May 2011 17:47:19 BDT
A C says:
Love your review, sounds good enough for me!
Posted on 1 Jan 2012 20:25:16 GMT
Thanks for that review - very much to the point and it's helped me make up my mind.
Posted on 20 Nov 2012 12:42:30 GMT
L. M. Reid says:
thanks buying a grinder for my husband and im going to get this one. thanks for the review.
Posted on 15 Dec 2013 19:46:11 GMT
7 years and counting for me! Easily good enough for stovetop moka style. It's a bargain
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 20:20:02 BDT
S. Stafford says:
are any of the parts dishwasher proof and are the blades detachable? thanks scott.