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Baratza Maestro Grinder - Bill Way's Review
Posted: September 15, 2002, 7:23am
review rating: 6.3
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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: 7.8
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 7
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $129.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Aabree Coffee Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 3 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Advanced Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Braun whirleyblade
Bottom Line: Must be one of the best buys in grinders and does an excellent job.
Positive Product Points

Excellent grinder, no doser (a good thing), reliable and easy to use.

Negative Product Points

The grinder's light weight means it needs to be backed up to something, like the wall at the back of the counter if you are using the push-button on the front -- otherwise you will be pushing the grinder around.

Detailed Commentary

Read the long review - it is correct.

My only additional notes are that grinding into the portafilter is quick and easy. Get rid of the clear plastic catch-box, hold your portafilter under the grinder, push the button on the front for a few seconds, and you are done. No static problems, and very little stray coffee spilled. Because there is no doser, you will not have ground coffee sitting in your grinder overnight.

Used with the Saeco Classico, I set the grind just slightly finer than the marking for espresso, and get a good shot with thick, marbled crema. I have not tried any other settings.

Buying Experience

Bought from Aabree, who shipped it promtly.

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