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Baratza Virtuoso - Ryan Palmer's Review
Posted: September 4, 2007, 7:24am
review rating: 7.0
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Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has 61 Reviews
Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has been rated 7.22 overall by our member reviewers
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Eero Simoncelli 9.08
Gone Gone 9.00
Aubrei Merrill 9.00
Joel Bristol 9.00
Yves Feder 8.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 8
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $140.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: online Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: simply put, one of the best grinders on the market for its price range, very few complaints
Positive Product Points

It looks good, works well, and doesn't have any major disappointments.

Negative Product Points

The grinder does have a bit of static in some climates, and its a little slow

Detailed Commentary

This is one of my favorite buys of all time for a small grinder. I purchased this for my travel grinder, but I still use it at the house as well. While I mostly use this for French presses and cupping, its finer grind setting work rather okay. It does fit below any cabinetry I've seen, and the power cord length is more than enough to reach an outlet. While the hopper is small, you're probably not going to serve an army with this grinder. The body is nice and heavy so it will not tip or walk away on you. The machine is easy to clean with  a small brush and a vacuum, which I generally clean about once a week for heavy use, or once every other week for lighter use. One small downsize is that it try to kick out the last couple of beans when the hopper is empty, so you may have to coax them into the burrs.

Buying Experience

good, unremarkable.

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