NESCO BG-88 Burr Mill Coffee Grinder - Plain Carton

The burr grinding plates use a process to grind the beans into a uniform size using less friction. This process protects delicious oils for maximum flavor and aroma for the best coffee results. A truly excellent cup of coffee starts with he freshest ground coffee beans so grind only what you need…
Average Rating
 
3.5 6 Reviews
Abe's Price: $39.50    More Information



By CNYwarlock

from Mattydale, NY

About Me Coffee Aficionado

Decent for a beginning bean grinder.

 
3.0

PROS

  • Better than whirly types
  • Inexpensive
  • Functional

CONS

  • Not for affectionadoes
  • Can't accurate portion
  • Makes some dust

BEST USES

  • Changing to Fresh Beans
  • Coffee
  • Home

Comments:

I tried this unit to see if I could find an beginners grinder that is a really inexpensive burr grinder that would be more consistent than a whirly type grinder that I could offer to my fresh roast customers. I have tried others that cost a bit more, but are no better at consistance of grinding. Aside of the bit of powder that it makes (collects at top of vessel and I recommend removing it with your finger before dumping the grounds) it grinds as good as most sub $100 grinders. I use it for a cleaver pourover and it works fine. I dump in and grind just what I need for a single cup of coffee for "cupping" my fresh roasts. This may be why I get the "dust" as the last few beans are bouncing around a lot, but removing a bit of dust before using is preferable to keeping unneeded beans in the grinder to get stale and using a timer to try to portion control. As to longevity I have only had it for a very short time and only use it a few times a week when I cup a roast. The reason I use this type of grinder for cupping is that it is closer to what most people would use to grind my beans. I also cup from what I grind for customers who want ground coffee using my Bunn commercial grinder. Over all I rate it as suitable and expensive for the average cup or two a day drinker that is a not seeking a perfect cup but wants a better cup than store bought stale coffee. Time will tell as to it's longevity and/or other weaknesses.


By Fred

from Mechanicsville, VA

About Me Coffee Aficionado

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Good home grinder

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Functional
  • Compact

CONS

  • Mechanical timer
  • Sticky container
  • Slightly coarse grind

BEST USES

  • Coffee
  • Specialty Drinks
  • Grinding beans

Comments:

This is a functional, nice machine, but not quite up to my Mr. Coffee grinder, which unfortunately is no longer made. It works, but the quantity that is ground is determined by the length of time that it grinds, and that, in turn, is controlled by a mechanical switch, like the "turn past 15 minutes" bathroom light timer you have undoubtedly encountered. It simply is not up to short grinding periods, which means you cannot grind coffee for just one cup, which is what I like to do. If, on the other hand, you habitually grind for a larger coffee maker, this will not be a problem for you. The other problem is that it does not grind as fine as I would like it to. I have an expresso maker, and it really should have very fine, almost powdery, coffee. This machine, even on the finest setting, cannot do that. Again, if you habitually use a drip machine, that will pose no problem for you. In all fairness, folks actually pay hundreds of dollars for grinders, so this machine will do most of what you want for very reasonable price. The other tiny issue is that the tray below snaps in, and is a bit difficult to extricate. Not a huge problem; just could be easier. Other than that, it is nice, and has little residue left in the container - it all pours out. That may be because it doesn't create fine powder, which for a drip machine is a definite plus. For expresso, not so great. Static cling, however, is a recurrent problem with other machines, so this is probably a good thing. I can't say I have tried all the others, but after reading countless reviews, this machine had the fewest bad reviews, and I concur. It seems to be a well-made unit that does the job, provided you don't expect it to be a $400 expresso grinder.


By Igor the ferret

from Vista, Ca.

About Me Coffee Aficionado

Verified

A good coffee grinder for the price

 
4.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Functional
  • Improves Taste

CONS

BEST USES

  • Coffee
  • Brewing
  • Home

Comments:

This seems to be a good value for the money. It grinds the coffee to the level I desire and does it quickly. I like the container it puts the grinds into, makes it easy. However, we need to bring the jobs back to this country- so the negative thing is that it is made in china. There are places in the u.s. that it could be made affordably. ( not california ) .


By Mike

from South Florida

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

A bit messy...

 
1.0

PROS

  • Stylish

CONS

  • Useless

BEST USES

  • Home

Comments:

After my first grind, I spent 5 minutes cleaning up. It grinds nice but a good amount of the grounds fly out of the Machine and go all over and makes a serious mess. I'd like to send it back...


By Lulu

from San Jose, CA

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

Good product

 
4.0

PROS

  • Functional

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Coffee

Comments:

Good product, for the price you pay, it worth it. I did conparison with the espresso coffee from proffesinal coffee store, grain size is very similar. I recommend this product.


By Eleda

from Kailua, HI

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

BG-88 Burr Mill Coffee Grinder - Plain C

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Taste
  • Commercial Grade

CONS

BEST USES

  • Anytime

Comments:

This is so far superior to the standard coffee grinders. It has an easily adjustable dial and the fine grind is really fine and uniform. It makes wonderful espresso. A great buy and a great gift for coffee lovers.



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