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Baratza Virtuoso - Ken L.'s Review
Posted: February 5, 2008, 5:30am
review rating: 5.7
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Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has 62 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 8.4
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 8
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $175.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Essential Espresso Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Maestro Plus
Bottom Line: Great grinder for the price.
Positive Product Points

Grinds fine for espresso
Small footprint
Can grind directly into filter basket

Negative Product Points

While grinding the timer handle comes off
No others

Detailed Commentary

This machine grinds fine enough for my espresso machine (Le'Lit PL041). This grinder is great for the price. I have had it for about a year now. I have no problems with static as others have mentioned. My only gripe is that while grinder the little handle on the timer comes loose and falls off.  I have owned a Maestro Plus prior and this machine is a much better built grinder. You can remove the bin and grind directly into the portafilter which is nice. I was considering stepping up to a Rancilio other grinder with a doser, but countertop space was a concern and this grinder fits the budget and has a small footprint.

Buying Experience

I bought this refurbished from Essential Espresso and would buy from this vendor again.

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