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Baratza Maestro Plus - Dan Doris's Review
Posted: December 8, 2005, 7:13pm
review rating: 4.3
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Don Cummings 8.66
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Gary Miller 8.25
Stephen Leslie 8.16
Peter Hogarth 7.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 2.8
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 2
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: sweet marie's Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 2 months Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: caspro infinity
Bottom Line: If you need an all around grinder for differnt things this unit simply doesn't go a good job.
Positive Product Points

Easy to operate, looks good

Negative Product Points

Messy, messy, messy,  oh did i say how messy this grinder is?  Had other grinders, none were messy.

Very irregular grind

Detailed Commentary

Too much static builds up, upon opening the tray with the coffee ground, immediately there is a shower of coffee grinds flying all over.  Also beans tend to get jammed while grinding.  Had it jam up on oily beans and dry beans, no difference.  My concern is the manual explicitly say never run with no bean, and never run constantly for more than a  minute or so.  Enough than time to get what you need, while I've owned for a couple  months,  the beans  have jammed up 5 times or so needing me to shake so the beans get unjammed.

If this was the only problem, i wouldn't mind so much.  The worse part is the grind is too irregular.  I like variety, espresso, drip, french press, fine for espresso, but drip getting the right grind for the drip there is way too much fine particulates that make it through the filter.  I would use a courser ground but then the coffee grinds are too big for drip....

Also the functional design seems bad.  The catcher for the grounds seems poorly designed.  Over time it tends to allow grinds to fall behind it,  and starts to contribute to the mess as a few grinds start flying out while grinding, only adding to more mess...

Buying Experience

Buying was simple and easy, but not relevant for this product, more interested in good coffee grinds...

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