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Baratza Maestro Grinder - Mark Rabin's Review
Posted: February 18, 2006, 1:35pm
review rating: 6.0
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Baratza Maestro Grinder
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Jim Pellegrini 8.38
Bill Womack 8.33
Robert Kugel 8.00
Douglas Herring 8.00
T. Guilbert 7.91

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 8
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $105.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Sweetmarias.com Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Older Solis Unit
Bottom Line: All in all, a great home grinder for light daily use.
Positive Product Points

This grinder produces consistant results for my needs. I grind very small amounts of drip daily, and can dispense directly into a small filter. Cleaning the unit every few weeks with some rice and a brush has kept this working good as new - or in my case, slightly used.

Negative Product Points

There is only the smallest amount of grinds left inside the machine between uses.

Detailed Commentary

I purchased this unit as a demo from Sweetmarias.com and have been very happy with it. It is quieter and more versatile than the previous Solis unit I owned. There have been no bean sticking issues that other reviewers have mentioned for me, but I grind only a few tablespoons of non-oily beans at a time. The range of grinds I use is limited, so I canít comment with authority on espresso or press pot quality. I can say that the grind quality is consistent and the wealth of settings provides a lot of fine control.  
Having two controls (one timed, one hand held) for grinding is convenient. Cleaning is a very easy disassembly including the burr wheel.

Buying Experience

Sweetmarias.com is an excellent resource for home roasters and I was lucky to have found a demo unit. They have always delivered as promised.

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