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Nesco BG-88 Professional 12-Cup Burr Grinder with 17 Grind Settings

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  • Burr coffee grinder offers 17 grind settings from fine to course
  • Large 8-4/5-ounce bean hopper; adjustable timer with auto shut-off
  • Individual measurement markings for 2 to 12 cups
  • Transparent hopper and bin; slip-resistant, vibration-free base
  • Measures approximately 8 by 6-4/5 by 11-3/5 inches
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Product Description

The burr grinding plates use a process to grind the beans into a uniform size using less friction. This process protects delicious oils for maximum flavor and aroma for the best coffee results. A truly excellent cup of coffee starts with he freshest ground coffee beans so grind only what you need on demand. The Nesco Burr Grinder features 17 grinding settings from fine to coarse to match all brewing methods. Create the perfect grind from espresso to drip to French press. The large 8.8-ounce bean hopper comes with a safety lid and both hopper and bin are see through. There is a fully automatic selector for up to 12 cups with auto shut off. The slip resistant, vibration free base keeps the grinder from sliding on your countertop.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8 x 6.8 x 11.7 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.1 pounds
Department Kitchen & Dining
Manufacturer Nesco
ASIN B0024NKME0
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number BG-88
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3.0 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #367,572 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#130 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso > Coffee Grinders > Electric Burr Grinders
Date first available at Amazon.com April 2, 2009

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The Preface: This is not a review - just a quick note of warning to potential buyers.

1) Don't let the picture fool you. While the images may give you the impression this machine looks well designed and durable - I can assure you it is not. I actually had the benefit of purchasing it locally and was able to hold the box in my hand. I wish I could have held the machine itself, though. The plastic bean holder and grounds holder are made of thin, brittle plastic. So thin and brittle that I handle it very slowly and carefully to avoid dropping it. I have the feeling that if the grounds holder slipped out of my hands and fell 6 inches to the table top, that would be enough to shatter it. Furthermore, the grounds holder and lid are not flat and have several 'directions' - which make it clumsly and difficult to snap together.

2) The instructions actually advise you to clean the spout (where the grounds come out) after every use. They aren't kidding!!! In fact, on several occasions, while trying to grind less than half the capability of the timer, the grinder would stop grinding (even though the motor was still going) and I had to clean the spout. The real problem is that in order to fully clean the spout, the machine must be empty and spout tilted downward to help clear the passage. I've also noticed that gravity alone is not enough when tilting it - you will need to pat the sides of the machine to help loosen the build up.

Overall, this machine feels and works like a cheap toy. I don't know the company and have no idea what their reputation might be. They utterly failed with this product, though. Furthermore, the philosophy of 'you get what you pay for' does not apply to this product. Even if it was less than $10.00 I would want to warn any potential buyers.
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The only reason I gave this product four instead of five stars is that it's a bit difficult to get a good grip on the grounds holder to remove it from the machine. Otherwise, it's an excellent product for preparing fresh-ground coffee every morning. I've come home on several occasions to find the wonderful smell of coffee still hanging around the apartment. It's also not very loud. I have two birds who freak out at practically every sudden noise, and this machine hardly disturbed them. It was quieter than my blender and is relatively easy to clean with a pastry brush, and some all-plastic parts (the hopper lid and the grounds holder) can be completely removed and washed.
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I have had my Nesco Burr for about 2 weeks now and so far so good.

It will not make turkish but it may possibly do the job for espresso.
It would never pass the test for a connoisseur or Barista. If you are a beginner it may work out. I will let you know on this because I do plan to get an espresso machine soon probably a Starbucks Barista off eBay since thats the best quality for the money in my price range .

I bought this at the same time as a Mukka express Cappuccino maker which I returned (not a good product).

For now I am using it with a french press and it does the job well .
You do need some type of small long brush like you would use to baste your BBQ to clean out the old grounds so you do not have any stail coffee grounds in your next brew.

I am still playing around with it so I will come back and update soon.

My conclusion so far is it is a decent burr grinder for the money and people looking for a little more quality and uniform grind than you would get from a blade grinder but I would not expect the quality of a $100 burr from this.
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This is the third coffee grinder of my coffee drinking life. It is the WORST by far!!!!! I was drawn to it because it was "hands free" & has a larger capacity (able to grind more coffee at one time) than my previous grinders. It gets clogged really easily & is the messiest grinder I have ever owned! For some reason the coffee is so filled with static after it is ground that it poofs everywhere. I have tried many different types of coffee beans in the machine, so I know it wasn't just that particular coffee bean. Good coffee is expensive & I hate how wasteful this one is with the mess it makes! None of my previous machines ever caused my ground coffee to be filled with static! I would NOT recommend this coffee grinder at all, to friend or stranger!!! I have purchased a new grinder on Amazon & it hasn't come yet, so I don't have a different one to recommend yet.
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This product stopped working after having it for only 3 weeks...something failed with either the power switch or the motor of the unit. Very disappointing...
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This grinder worked well the first two times I used it. The grinder then started to sound like it was really laboring to grind coffee and smelled hot. After 4 uses it stopped working all together. There is no way to remove the grinding burr to clean it out. Also, no matter what number I adjusted the grind to it all came out like powder.

The only good thing I can say is that Amazon is always excellent with returns so it was no problem to get a different grinder.
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By Gilgamesh on March 28, 2010
Machine makes a mess of grinds all over counter. The cup it grinds into has a cover and is very difficult to remove from the machine. Once yanked off and the cover is opened you've got a mess. Unit burned out in 2 weeks of use and I'll be contacting Amazon for a full refund. I much preferred the Starbucks burr grinder I previously had which worked for years before the burrs got dull from use. This unit was a waste of money.
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