Re: Grinder recommendations
- From: "Theron" <oanon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:42:56 -0800
<blaned1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Jan 6, 5:24 pm, "Old Duffer" <you-da-...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
About four months ago I purchased a Breville BCG450XL Conical Burr Grinder
and I quickly developed a love-hate relationship with the thing. It's
become too much and I'm getting rid of it -- either tossing it in the
trash, giving it to someone I don't like, or selling it on
Here's the deal.
-- Easy to use
-- Easy to clean
-- Uniform grind
-- Quiet enough
-- It generates a MESS. The ground coffee drops into an odd-shaped plastic
hopper that accumulates quite a static charge, making it impossible to get
all the ground coffee out of the hopper -- a full tablespoon or more
sticks to the plastic hopper by static attraction and any attempt to
shake, brush, or rake it out causes coffee grounds to fly all over the
-- After grinding, when I remove the ground coffee hopper from the grinder
and open the lid, the inside of the lid is covered with soffee grounds,
stuck there by static attraction and the slightest touch sends them flying
all over the place.
-- It generates another MESS. After removing the plastic hopper that
contains the grounds, another tablespoon or so falls out of the grinder
and spreads itself all over hell and back.
-- The hopper that catches the ground coffee is oddly shaped -- it's
approximately a cube but it's not a true cube -- it has some extra nooks
and crannies that serve no purpose except to catch grounds that cling
because of static, thereby adding to the mess.
-- The lid on the ground coffee hopper has a tiny square hole into which
the ground coffee is supposed to drop - but not all of the grinds make it,
resulting in grounds on top of the lid where they are attracted by the
static and when I try to brush them into a bowl or other container, they
fly all over the place.
Every time I use it, no matter how careful I am, I end up with coffee
grounds spilled all around the grinder on the countertop.
Surely this is not normal -- but I have not found a way to stop it.
So -- please tell me -- are there grinders that:
-- don't generate static electricity?
-- drop the ground coffee into a glass container with a nice, wide mouth
so that no grounds spill over the top?
Meanwhile, I dug around in the back of the pantry and found my little old
Black and Decker blade grinder -- it doesn't make a
for a NEW grinder that will grinder RELIABLY FOR ESPRESSO you need to
spend about $300.00 -- no less
BreVILE is developing a rep. for making shit.
I had a Breville burr grinder self destruct shortly after I bought it.
Following that I bought at Costco for $100 this Pro Line Kitchen Aid
So far it's doing well, though I worry about Kitchenaid sneaking plastic
parts behind the solid metal exterior. This has happened with our Kitchenaid
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