I primarily use it for drip, but I do use it for espresso as well with good results. I have no doubt that the nicer ones do a better job, but I would argue that you wouldn't find a better one in this price range. I paid $165 and it does better than my Solis. imho -Ebeneezer
I use mine for both espresso and French Press daily and it does a good job. For the price, I think it's great! I've never tried a Rocky or Mazzer Mini, though, so I can't compare that way. Considering I only paid $115 for my Proline, though, it seems like a steal. :) The only problem I've found is that grounds (and lots of them!) get stuck in it each and EVERY time, so I have to bang on it to get them all out. Otherwise, they come out with the next batch of grinding and screw it up. Other than that, I really like it. Sheila - drinking a double shot of Mocha Kadir right now - yum! Ebeneezer Shay wrote: <Snip>
If you move the catch container around a bit as the grind is finishing, it'll knock loose most of what gets stuck. I don't leave beans in the chute, however. I put in only what I plan to grind each time. I paid $100 for mine, and consider it to be great for it's intended use (at my home).
Ditto on moving the glass catcher a bit. I also don't store beans in the hopper. Recently I've found that if I turn it on before I dump beans in it tends not to keep as many grounds in. I also dial it down to 1 before I turn it off every time. I like mine, and for $150 (good catch at $100) it was within budget reach. On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 14:10 -0600, bb wrote: <Snip>
I've been happy with my Proline grinder. I agree that it retains grinds. However, the Proline is very easy to clean. I made the calibration adjustment (very simple to do) that's in the manual and use it for drip, espresso, and press. Since I only grind before I brew, I don't store any beans in the hopper. It produces more fines that I would like, but it doesn't appear to more than other high quality grinders. Jon On Jan 18, 2007, at 8:19 PM, Gregg Gruen wrote: <Snip>
Gosh, I never knew about the calibration adjustment. Of course, that would have meant actually reading a manual... LOL! I don't think I ever opened even one page. I'd better see if I can find it and read up!!! Thanks for the tip! Sheila Jon Rosen wrote: <Snip>