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Baratza Maestro Plus - Jack Fisher's Review
Posted: September 25, 2006, 5:06pm
review rating: 5.5
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Don Cummings 8.66
Tim Eggers 8.27
Gary Miller 8.25
Stephen Leslie 8.16
Peter Hogarth 7.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 8
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $149.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Espresso Parts Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: A good machine at an affordable price and fits most anywhere.
Positive Product Points
  1. high quality
  2. excellent price
  3. easy to adjust
  4. compact
  5. consistent grind
  6. looks great
Negative Product Points
  1. receivng bin difficult to pull out
  2. grinding into doser spills grounds in bottom of unit
  3. grind is much finer than indicator ring indicates
Detailed Commentary

This is a great grinder for home use at an affordable price and is a space saver, leaves more room on the counter for bigger espresso machines.
I found grinding directly into the portafilter or doser spoon left a mess in the bottom of the grinder which was difficult to clean.  I cut a small half moon shaped hole in the upper front of the plastic bin with the flat edge on the top.  I then filed a very slight crown on it.  When I grind directly into the doser any stray grounds end up in the bin.  After a couple of taps of the doser spoon on the bottom of the hole I then pull It out dragging the top across the top edge of the hole.  This makes a very consitent volume of grounds and makes it very easy to adjust the grind to weight ratio of the dose.
I find this grinder with the method I use to be very quick and accurate to adjust for different beans.
The bin is very awkward to grasp to pull out.  However I only do this once at the end of each day to clean.

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