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Baratza Maestro Grinder - Keith Richmond's Review
Posted: March 3, 2003, 6:34am
review rating: 1.3
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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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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 5.2
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 5
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $129.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Wholelattelove.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Braun & DeLonghi burr grinders
Bottom Line: Boulders or dust? Am I missing something?
Positive Product Points

Straight to portafilter a neat thing. Looks good on counter. Quiet and fast enough. Easy to clean. Price seems low for features & perceived quality.

Negative Product Points

Extremely difficult to set up properly. Hard to replicate results. Straight to portafilter messy. Grinder can be set so low that burrs touch and shave metal off.

Detailed Commentary

Am I smoking crack? I'm either grinding so coarse it looks like asphalt or I'm choking my (pressurized portafilter) Capresso Espresso Pro...I'm adjusting the grinder with beans in the hopper (Like the directions state) but there doesn't seem to be much difference between extremely fine and extremely coarse. Anything but nearly full coarse and I'm choked. The exact same beans in my 10 year old Braun grinder pull great shots. I found one alt.coffee post that had the same problem but no one had any answers. Any help? I'd like to think that I'm missing something as most other reviews are stellar.

Buying Experience

Wholelattelove is a great place to buy from. I'm debating sending the unit back and spending another $70 for a prosumer grinder but I'm sure WLL will honor my return.

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