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Baratza Maestro Plus - Matthew Plett's Review
Posted: February 8, 2012, 8:19pm
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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: 8.8
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 9
Average Price: $149.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $70.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: De Luca's Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great grinder that to my tastes works for espresso.
Positive Product Points

-Easy to use

Negative Product Points

-Doesn't grind super fine
-Timer knob falls out every time it runs for more than 45 sec.

Detailed Commentary

I picked this up from a local shop that had it returned after snapping the ring burr holder and demanded a new one. So they fixed it and gave it to me half price ($70 CND). I own a Silvia and wasn't sure if it would grind fine enough - most reviews say it's no good for espresso - but they gave me a week to try it before I decided to keep it. In the end I found if I grind on the finest setting and pack it tight I can pull a 20-25 sec double that is pure crema!

It has a metal base that keeps it stable as it's grinding and the pulse button is great for grinding just the right amount. My only issue that the timer knob that falls off when I run it for more the 45 sec.

So if your looking for a grinder that will choke your Silvia (or similar machine) this isn't the one. But for my tastes and money this is a great grinder.

Buying Experience

Bought from De Luca's (winnipegcoffee.com). This is a family owned restaurant and cafe supply shop. They are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I go to their shop so I don't know how they are online, but I imagine they are just as good online.

Three Month Followup

Sill working great. I find my shots at home are better then most coffee shops. I fixed the timer knob by putting a small piece of paper in between the knob and dial to create more friction between the two.

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