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Baratza Maestro Grinder - Curtis Ward's Review
Posted: April 14, 2002, 3:38pm
review rating: 6.3
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Baratza Maestro Grinder
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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: 8.2
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 7
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $129.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Whole Lotta Latte Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: None
Bottom Line: Quiet grinder.  Wonderful grind quality.  Wide variety of grind settings.  Easy to operate.
Positive Product Points

Wonderful sound reduction.  Grind quality is wonderful.  Coffee just took on a whole new flavor thanks to this machine.

Negative Product Points

Grinder body gets pretty warm during the grind.  Grind quantity amount is pretty limited if you want fine-ground coffee beans.

Detailed Commentary

The sound dampening of the grinder is wonderful.  This grinder is pretty quiet---especially when compared to my previous grinder (a blade grinder).

I want more time to grind.  The grind-quantity dial only allows a limited time for grinding.  The amount of beans that can be ground in a single instance is largely determined by the size of your selected grind.  Coarse grinding will allow a larger amount to be ground in the time allotted.  Fine-grind (i.e. turkish grind) allows a much smaller amount to be ground.  Auto-grind until the hopper is empty would be really nice.

Once beans are put in the hopper, you are supposed to change the grind quality (fine, medium, coarse, etc...) only while the machine is turned on.

Buying Experience

Buying this from Whole Latte Love was okay.  Price wasn't that great, but their website made it easy to purchase.  While they advertise that they have a Nevada warehouse (which I mistakenly assumed this is from where they would ship), they shipped the item from New York.  Shipping took a little longer than I had hoped.

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review rating: 6.3
Posted: April 14, 2002, 3:38pm
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