I enjoy an espresso every morning and find that bladed grinders don’t cut it. This grinder(with trial and error) grinds exactly to the size you want to make excellent espresso. It is manual and some may dislike, but burning a few extra calories won’t hurt anyone;-)
If you are reading this review you are probably trying to decide if this style of stuffer or the LEM style of stuffer is the better choice. The LEM style has many positive reviews whereas this unit has few reviews, good or bad. This stuffer appeared to me to be a better design with a smaller crank, lipped piston seal, and free standing, so I took a chance and bought it. I am not disappointed. The stuffer is stable while in use on rubber feet, requiring no clamping or bolting like the LEM. Its lipped seal allows no blowby if positioned properly on the piston. I mention this because as delivered, the seal was upside down. Finally, this thing works perfectly. It's easy to crank, has no blowby and is easily disassembled for cleaning. Buy it. If you've been using a grinder to stuff you will be amazed by how much better this is.
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