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Bargain grinder works just fine
on February 10, 2011
I think some reviews of this little grinder may have been a bit harsh when you consider the low price, now under 15.00. True, it isn't high craftsmanship in either woodwork or mechanism, but why would you expect that for this price? Mine really works quite well, as least for the course grind I need for my French press, delivering an even, consistent grind, and it looks pretty decent on my counter top as well. I have no need for a fine grind, so I haven't tried it for that, but it's plenty easy to adjust the mechanism.
It isn't without flaws by any means, including the fact that beans sometimes get caught between the hopper and wood frame, as another reviewer noted. It's easy enough to just shake the grinder a couple of times to loosen them, though, so that's not a big concern to me. Though the picture makes it look black, the one I got is actually a dark red wood with a copper (or copper colored) hopper and metalwork. The wood finish is a bit sloppy, but so what? It is what it is.
If you don't expect perfection and want a functional grinder at a very low cost, I recommend it. I am very pleased, though having it only two days, I can't speak to it's long term endurance. But for 15.00, it seems to me a real bargain. If it cost 40 dollars I'd probably rate it 3 stars or less, but for what it is, I give it 4 stars, easily. It works, it looks pretty good, it's easy to operate and does a good job. What more could you ask?