Damian Senior Member Joined: 20 Nov 2007 Posts: 44 Location: NYC Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Ascaso Steel Pro Duo Grinder: Virtuoso Preciso Vac Pot: Aeropress Drip: Mr. Coffee (dusty) Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Sun Apr 3, 2011, 6:35pm Subject: 'Upgrading' Maestro Plus burrs?
Hey all - So I just received a shiny new Virtuoso Preciso in the mail a few days ago. Part of my technology overhaul. I've had a Maestro Plus for a few years, and it's been a great grinder, but I really needed as espresso grinder and the review on the Preciso was enough to push me over the edge.
While assembling/cleaning/adjusting it for the first time, I noticed (not without some disappointment I might add), that my brandy new $300 grinder uses the exact same plastic burr carrier as the much less expensive Maestro Plus. I even confirmed it by fitting the Preciso burr into the Maestro. It seemed to fit perfectly, and a cursory inspection of the lower burr would indicate that they would interchange as well. Despite the internal plastics, the preciso is a great grinder, and has been wonderful for espresso, aeropress and FP since I've had it these past few days
My question is this - I plan on selling my MP to a friend for a song, but I'm thinking of having him replace the burrs with the new Preciso burr set ($32 from Baratza) which I think will give him the same grind consistency I enjoy, without the adjustability of course. Has anyone done this? I couldn't find it in a search.
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