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Baratza Maestro Plus - Larry OConnor's Review
Posted: February 28, 2007, 12:59pm
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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
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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: 7.0
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 5
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $120.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Whole Latte ? Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Blade grinders
Bottom Line: A good machine for lighter roast coffee consumers.
Positive Product Points

. Easy to use grind adjustment
. Large enough hopper for home use
. Consistent quantity with rotary switch

Negative Product Points

. Original adjusting fins broke - replaced for free with superior re-design
. Clogs easily with oily roasts

Detailed Commentary

I'm  a full city roaster, so this machine meets 90% of my needs. The only time I go for a darker roast is when I grind for espresso, and I am convinced that this machine would give up the ghost quickly if you put any appreciable volume of dark roasts through it at fine grinds.

This unit, an older model, came with the VERY flimsy fins on the adjustment collar that simply snapped off. I managed to find Baratza on line and called their 800 number. They shipped me a free replacement collar with much better fins. I needed to carve out the hopper openings to accommodate the wider fins, but a utility knife proved to be adequate to the task.

For my use, this machine is sufficient, although the rotary dial does occasionally fail to start the grinder, and I have to press the pulse switch a few times or even unplug it to get the rotary to work again.

Aside from this, the grind quality is consistent, widely variable by setting, and easy to measure using the rotary dial.

Buying Experience

Bought on line. Great service, and quick supply.

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