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Baratza Vario - Dave Mclennan's Review
Posted: April 20, 2010, 10:52pm
review rating: 2.6
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Peter Russell 9.23
Mark Carter-Piff 8.67
Barry Stolzman 8.60
David Kugler 8.50
Evan Patton 8.40

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.6
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 3
Average Price: $450.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $429.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: EBAY Aesthetics 1
Owned for: 3 months Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: CAPESSO INIFINITY
Bottom Line: has a  cheappy feel to it,  costs almost a weekspay, to much plastic, but does grind the beans properly, just alittle clumpy
Positive Product Points

IT did grind thebeans properly, w small amount of clumping

Negative Product Points

felt cheap,  lots plastic   switches felt abit  loose,  small cheap  feel to it

Detailed Commentary

ive gone thru many grinders and espresso machines to find the right comb0  I LIKE,   I NOW HAVE A expobar OFFICE LEVER, ANDA PASQUINI MOKA DOSER, [MADE BY ANFIM]   And ifeel  real happy with my machines,  but i feel the only way to figure out what one wants is to purchasethe machine,  try them,  if not satisfied sell them and go on,  i bought the VARIO,  after my  LELIT PL53 [VERY GOOD STERPLESS GRINDER FOR $277  VERY GOOD INDEED,  but i just did not like its noisy engine, and i took it apart to what it was made of and had a hard time to get it back,and it was messy,  so i sold it,[ebay is great for this]  i bought the vario, and right away,  there was something i did not like,  THE FEEL OF IT!!! if  you know  what i mean,  NO SATISFACTION,  BUT   it made dam good espresso, ,  i felt it would not last a long  long time either,  it reminded me of the cheap  grinders i started out with, in the $100-$150 range,  i could be wrong aboutit lasting for decades though,  i know my  pasquini moka will, just by looking inside, etc the feel, etc.    i dont like plastic either on machines when you can  have  metal [personal thought ]  to find what you want  trial and error, isthe only way for me,

Buying Experience

easy on ebay cheaper new, there than alot of dealers,

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