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Ascaso I-Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Ascaso I-Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the capacity and durability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the maintenance and noise. There are some mixed views about the usability.

price, design, size, durability, capacity

noise, maintenance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Ascaso I-Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: B Ruder (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - B Ruder's Review

 

I've had this grinder for about a month now and overall I'm extremely happy with this performance, although as stated as above it does have a wobbly being hopper which can be a little bit of an annoyance because you have to keep pushing it down. it's...

Good grinder for the price, stepless, small footprint, excellent grind quality and consistency

Wobbly being Hopper

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Kunal D'souza (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Kunal D'souza's Review

 

I purchased this grinder after much research into getting a consistent espresso grind without breaking the bank. So far the I mini delivers. It grinds the beans to a very fine and even particle size. The grounds chute actually doses very nicely into my...

Grind quality is superb and stays consistent at very fine settings, can easily grind for turkish ; Stepless grind adjustment is very precise ; Attractive and has a small footprint ; Good value ; Conical burrs

Retains a large amount of grounds ; Loose fitting hopper, jumps around during grinding ; Noisy ; A few build quality issues

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Maria Bauer (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Maria Bauer's Review

 

The Ascaso I Mini is infinitely better than the old Cuisinart I was using. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the grind even with my first try at the factory setting. The coffee you purchase will also have a definite impact on taste. It's a...

Aesthetically pleasing, perfect size for household use, grinds soft and fluffy

Significant amount of grinds get stuck in chute. If not experienced in using a stepless grinder, can be intimidating. A bit frustrating not knowing where to stop while looking for the perfect grind

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeff Evans (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Jeff Evans's Review

 

All the reviews say GET A GOOD GRINDER FIRST! So, I read, reviewed, talked with vendors, and decided on this ASCASO model. Mainly cause it looks so cool and wasn't crazy expensive! But, it does work great as well. As i said in the negative point...

Looks, stepless adjustment, small counter footprint

Stepless, a pain when switching from espresso to drip / french press grind

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: P-J De Boer (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - P-J De Boer's Review

 

This was the first grinder I bought, two years ago, coupled with my Gaggia Baby Twin bought around the same time. I wanted a good quality small grinder, and in the small category this was probably the best I could get. Grind quality is very good and...

small footprint ; good looks ; well built, heavy quality ; good grind quality ; stepless grinding from very coarse to very fine

a lot of grinds are retained in the machine. Really a LOT ; impossibility to fix a grind setting in any way ; difficult to dial in

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike Zatt (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Mike Zatt's Review

 

There are several important reasons I bought this grinder. The first thing that strikes you about this grinder is the quality with which it was built. It is exceedingly solid. It could be used to grind beans simply by smashing them with the grinder...

The most important reasons to buy this machine are the stainless steel conical burrs, infinite grind setting, the cast aluminum body, and the cost vs. value (especially if you can find it for a deal like I did)

Grinds tend to remain in the machine, which will only be a problem if you let it (read my detailed commentary). In addition, the hopper might be a bit fragile (although they do say it is 'indestructible'). I, however, don't expect to have any problem...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Jean-Michel Laprise (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Jean-Michel Laprise's Review

 

The best looking grinder I've ever seen. Small size and great design make it easy to integrate in your kitchen set-up. I'm happy with the grind itself, though there are some issues. As many others have said, a lot of ground coffee gets stuck in the...

Looks fantastic. Doesn't take up counter space. Stepless tuning. Nice consistent grind

A bit noisy. Tends to clump. Coffee grounds get stuck in the chute

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Martin Bahr (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Martin Bahr's Review

 

I bought this grinder for my mother who did like the freshly ground coffee at my place but didn't want to have a 'monster' such as my La Scala M5 sitting in her kitchen. I am quite disappointed and would not recommend this to a friend because of...

Beautiful design and quite sturdy built quality, though not everything that looks like metal is made from metal

Lot's of static electricity is built up during grinding process as a result lots of coffee ground stick to the machine and don't just fall into your portafilter ; If you choose a very fine grind then coffee gets stuck in burr grinders and the machine...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Dave Mclennan (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Dave Mclennan's Review

 

I BOUGHT MY KID A CUSINART EM 1000 ESPRESSO MACHINE, AS SHE ALWAYS ASKED FOR ESPRESSO AT MY PLACE,IT HAD A 3 YEAR WARRANTY, AND WE KNEW SOMEONE WHO HAD ONE FOR A YEAR WITH NO PROBLEMS, I HAD A LATTE, AT HIS PLACE ONE DAY, AND THOUGHT JESUS NOT BAD AT...

BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY ANYWHERE, CONSISTANT GRINDS, ALL METAL, DOENT HAVE THE CHEAP FEEL LIKE THE BASRTAZAS, ETC, AND COST LESS TO IS STRPLESS ALL FOR UNDER 275$ OR CHEAPER BRAND NEW, IVE SEEN MANY OF THE PLASTIC TYPE GRINDERS THAT COST $100S MORE...

ONCE IN AWHILE A CLUMP OR 2 [COULDBE THE COOFFEE BEAN TYPE

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Monkey King (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso iMini Grinder - Monkey King's Review

 

I love the grinder.

Infinite grind control, consistent too ; Can grind more fine than ever required ; Not too loud ; UPDATE: scratch the not too loud comment

Does retain some ground coffee in the chute, but easy to clean out ; Other reviewers have commented on removing screws etc etc ; I find this unnecessary. I use a chopstick to twiddle around inside the chute and this clears 97% of retained coffee ; As I...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Unbreakable hopper Aluminum 100% Nozzle Micrometric regulation Production: 3 kg/h

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23cm
Height:31cm
Weight:3.5kg
Width:12.5cm

Header

Manufacturer:Ascaso
Model:I-mini
Product Line:Ascaso

Miscellaneous

Exterior Colour:Dark black

Power

Max Power Consumption:140W

Small Appliances

Food Capacity:0.25kg
Product Type:Coffee grinder