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Excellent considering its flaws are all easily rectifiable!,
This review is from: Dualit Burr Coffee Grinder 75002 (Kitchen & Home)
I bought this grinder as the Starbucks Barista (it's REAL name is the Solis 116 - it gets re-badged by Dualit/Starbucks). I've had it for well over a year, and it is performing as well today as it was when I bought it.
So, in all a reliable great value for money grinder, whose misgivings can all be fixed as follows:
1. The 'it grinds to fine' or (as I have found when using it to get a decent espresso) 'it doesn't grind fine enough' problem can be fixed quite simply if you're willing to dismantle it - follow the excellent instructions that can be found by putting 'grinder tweaks' into google.
2. the static problem goes away if you 'earth' the ground outlet with a metal object - which means getting a teaspoon and rubbing it all over the machine (to neutralise the charge the coffee picks up in the tunnel). I do this every so often and don't get problems with static
3. the sliding out drawer can be fixed by wrapping a rubber band around the plastic 'tongue' that sits beneath the drawer. This provides enough friction to keep it in place.
My hope is that this may actually help some folk who experience these problems to enjoy their coffee more...
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2010 12:49:34 GMT
Love the teaspoon tip!!
Posted on 26 Jun 2010 21:42:29 BDT
P. Gradwell says:
"'earth' the ground outlet with a metal object - which means getting a teaspoon and rubbing it all over the machine (to neutralise the charge the coffee picks up in the tunnel)"
That's the best joke I've heard all year!
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