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Baratza Maestro Plus - Stephen Siegel's Review
Posted: September 27, 2004, 6:01pm
review rating: 4.5
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Baratza Maestro Plus
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Arrow The Baratza Maestro Plus has 55 Reviews
Arrow The Baratza Maestro Plus has been rated 7.12 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 5, 2003.
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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: 4.8
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 1
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $149.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: 1st-Line.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Solis Maestro
Bottom Line: Skip if you are buying for dual use espresso and drip. I am forced to buy a new grinder due to the frustration with this one.
Positive Product Points

Consistent grind from espresso to drip when it works.

Negative Product Points

Faulty engineering causes adjustment ring jams that break the ring and requires a replacement.

Detailed Commentary

At first I loved this unit. It was a very consistent grind between espresso and a coarser drip setting. However, the fine espresso grounds gets stuck in the adjustment ring, and as other customers have noted, cause the two tabs on the adjustment ring to break - ruining the unit. If still under warranty, they will ship a replacement part for free, but after three of these allegedly "reinforced" replacement rings, I am now stuck with the unit outside of warranty and it is broken. Very frustrating to deal with. Beware if you plan to use for an espresso grind...and maybe even for drip grind.

Buying Experience

1st-Line.com - Great company. Top rate!

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