Written on: 25/04/2011
The rotary action is a big improvement on blades. In contrast with other reviews, I have found the machine completely dependable. It makes an excellent espresso and with a change of setting good filter coffee as well. don't know about service but Dualit usually requires one to bring them the machine which is a nuisance. (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2009
Adjustable grind which can easily be adjusted to a fine grind for expresso. Nice big hopper for storing beans and good-sized output box for ground coffee. You can also take the grinding mechanism apart and is easy to clean which I do about once a year if I remember.Of course we only make the equivalent of cups of expresso a day.Excellent price for a burr grinder.
Clockwork timer works well when you get use to it.
Much better than the blade grinders which damage the beans.
Excellent value for... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2009
Odd little machine. Dualit Coffee has a massive motor, but design flaws just don't seem to make it worth the price. Had one for £8 that worked great for years, then forked out a lot for this "gourmet" model and like it much less. Design badly flawed. Cup for grounds sits loosely below grinder, and slowly works its way out of the machine as it vibrates during the grind process, leaving grounds everywhere. Even when you hold the cup in place during operation, finely ground coffee falls... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2009 by geomowat (10 reviews written)
The retailer exchanged a faulty (cheaper) Krups model with this Dualit and I have to say that it is far superior in all respects. The clockwork duration operation seems quirky at first, but this and the adjustment for the fineness of grind both work very well indeed. Copes better than most with oily high-roast beans as they flow unassisted out of the hopper. As a coffee enthusiast, I am very happy with this purchase " so much so I have bought another for the other house we use. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2007 by richardmwt (1 review written)
After a while it would grind away, but nothing came through. I tried shaking it (some improvement) and rotating the hopper (sometimes worked). This got worse and worse until eventually (after about 4 years) it stopped. When I sent it to Dualit for repairs they said it could not be fixed! Not recommended. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2007 by andygn75
Great for entry level coffee espresso machine. I got a very good espresso with a good crema using this grinder on my old Morphy Richards £100 machine. Very small footprint and looks great next to my coffee machine. I often use it on coarse setting for my cafetier and it work great for this. For £60 I think the Dualit Coffee Grinder is value for money. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2004 by henrymoore
Dualit Coffee - I have had one of these machines for two years, and the long-term ownership story is not so good. Initially the machine was reasonably efficient, but after a few months, performance really dropped. I managed to pull the machine apart and clean the grinding surfaces, which by that time had got pretty clogged. Cleaning the grinding surface restored the performance for a while but performance quickly dropped off again after a few grinds. I give the machine fairly heavy use, but... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2004 by tcsr205 (21 reviews written)
I like Dualit equipment. Good and sturdy and well made? I thought I'd bought a quality piece of equipment when I bought this Dualit coffee grinder. For the first four weeks it was great. However, after that it started to have trouble grinding beans. The wheels whirred away but no coffee came out! The only way I could make it grind was to shake it from side to side as it ground!
There is a safety device built into the grinder which causes the grinding wheels to stop grinding if a stone gets... (read more)