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Topic: La Pavoni Zip grinder (2 msgs / 58 lines)
1) From: David
I found two of these locally, one already sold for
$125 another is $80,was wondering if anyone has one of
these what their impressions are, I read the review on
coffeegeek, said they were loud and that the coffee
tended to get caught in the chute.  Also wonder how
well it does in grinding for drip/fp.
Thanks
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2) From: Homeroaster
I've had a La Pavoni ZIP for a long time.  It is a rock solid workhorse that 
does what it's supposed to do.  It is large, has a large motor, and a large 
grinding burr set.  They are standard in many coffeeshops wherever I go.
My ZIP is not nearly as loud as the screaming retail grinders sold for 
$20-$150.  It is only a motor sound.  I wouldn't consider noise an issue.
Yes, a few grinds remain in the chute.  I use the end of a coffee scoop and 
get them out each time I grind.  It's only a problem if you change grinds 
frequently or only grind infrequently.  Otherwise, leave them in there.
I change the grind setting between espresso and drip without giving it a 
second thought.  It is not stepless like some of the commercial grinders but 
each step is small enough to make adjustments precise.
I use the attached convex tamper on the machine and find it easy to use and 
adequate for getting a good tamp.  Of course it's not as classy as one of 
Les' tampers, but it works.
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