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Baratza Maestro Grinder - Bijou Schmidt's Review
Posted: November 14, 2011, 6:37pm
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Baratza Maestro Grinder
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Arrow The Baratza Maestro Grinder has been rated 7.40 overall by our member reviewers
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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: 5.8
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 7
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: wholelattelove Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 6 months Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: look for a cheaper burr grinde, nothing special about this one for the price
Positive Product Points

Great grinder for everything but espresso and turkish. grinds come out pretty even, easily accessible to burrs and hopper replacement. 40 steps gives good control of grinds

Negative Product Points

does not grind fine enough for espresso, therefore cannot dial in for espresso either. noisy

Detailed Commentary

if you need a grinder for french press or chemex this would be great, although i feel like its too much for that. the baratza maestro looks ok, a little dorky for me, plastic parts make it not as durable as other grinders made of aluminum. this is also an already outdated model and its predecessor is outdated as well. the grinds do not fully get only into the basket because some are retained in the chute. you have to knock it a little to get most of the grinds out. portafilters are not able to get close enough to fit under the chute, you will get coffee grounds pouring out the sides. fairly easy to clean, cannot compare as i haven't had another burr grinder.

Buying Experience

only reason i don't like it is because it is good enough for espresso, the guy that recommended for that was wrong. would not buy again for price or use

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