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Baratza Maestro Grinder - Gene Sparks's Review
Posted: May 31, 2005, 2:09pm
review rating: 5.5
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Baratza Maestro Grinder
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Arrow The Baratza Maestro Grinder has 90 Reviews
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: 9.2
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 8
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $110.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: 1st in coffee.com Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: krups blade grinder
Bottom Line: Buy this and spend your savings on beans. Excellent!
Positive Product Points

Nice looking, direct to filter grinding, outstanding value.

Negative Product Points

Light weight

Detailed Commentary

Having bought a Sylvia, it needed a mate as the krups blad grinder just would not do. After much research I opted for the Maestro. It is a choice that I have not regretted and would highly recomend to anyone out there. For those of us that love our coffee it is very easy to become a bit anal if not downright snooty about the products we want/will use to acheive our nirvana. I know a vocal majority out there think it heresy to own anything less than a Rocky or Mazzer, however I am here to say hogwash. Altough both of those are I am sure very fine products and are probably more durable over 20+ years of use, I could not bear to spend $300 on just a grinder. The Maestro will give you a fabulous espresso grind that is consistant for $200+ less. That buys alot of beans. For home use it is very capable. It's quiet has a small footprint and it's very easy on the eyes and pocketbook. I know it is a bit light, but that is a small price to pay for the quality of grind it produces.

If you have money to burn and can settle for nothing less that the finest than this is not for you. However if you want a very fine well made product that does just what it is suppose to do for a reasonable price look no further

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