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mattypV50
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 7:43am
Subject: Grinder for BZ10
 

Now that I pulled the trigger on the BZ10 I'm confused on the grinder.

Right now I have a Baratza Maestro Plus that I use for drip. It's great for that. Obviously not for the BZ10. So I was originally going to order the Vario so I can use only one grinder and get rid of the Maestro.

The vario is $469 and I have a $105 gift card to idrinkcoffee so it would be $364.

But now I'm wondering if I keep the Maestro for drip and get the Lelit PL53 which is on sale for $299 (so $194 with my card) and use that as a dedicated grinder.

I was concerned that having 2 grinders would be annoying but actually switching beans might be.

Any thoughts or suggestions on what I should do?

(This is also posted on my other post about the machine in the other forum but thought I might get some more responses in the grinder forum - sorry for the cross posting)

Thanks!
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 8:06am
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I think you should spend more money on a grinder otherwise you will forever limit the quality of espresso you will be able to produce out of the 1400 dollar machine you just bought. Vario is good but i would keep both grinders and use the vario specifically for espresso.

grinder > machine
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mattypV50
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 8:21am
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Ok thanks. From what I read the Vario is a step above the Lelit.

I don't want to regret my decision - my guy is telling me the Vario is the way to go. I'll keep the Maestro in the Pantry for the Technivorm.
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 9:07am
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I've never used a vario (and am a newb just like you) but the espresso snobs, and I say that affectionately as I consider myself an aspiring espresso snob, on this forum seem to be very happy with that grinder.

For what it's worth using my k3 touch I think you should consider the vario w. To get consistent results you will need to get a kitchen scale, zero it to the doser, grind, weigh with grinds, probably grind a little more, weigh again, probably take a little out etc.

Every time you adjust your grind and as the beans age how many grams you get in a given time will change. The vario w grinds to a specific weight and would remove all of that messing about. Possibly worth its weight in gold
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