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Baratza Virtuoso Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

by Baratza

Price: $269.00 & FREE Shipping
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  • 40 settings from espresso to press
  • 240 watt DC motor
  • Front- mounted pulse button allows for ease when grinding directly into a brew basket.
  • One year warranty
  • 8 oz bean hopper and 5 oz grounds container.
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 9.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000FLWCOG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,705 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

The Baratza Virtuoso grinder's German-made conical burrs guarantee superb home coffee grinding.

Customer Reviews

So, I'll be a bit anxious about how long it will work effectively and intact.
Mir
It makes an amazing range of grinds, is very consistent, and fairly easy to clean.
Greg Ratajik
I quickly was able to talk to someone very knowledgable, courteous and helpful.
Andrew Logar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mir TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 8, 2009
I've been using this for three weeks. It grinds gorgeously and you can choose how fine/coarse you want the grind. I put it at 16 for my drip coffee.

It's easy to use if you don't have some hand issues (ie, arthritis). Anyone with hand/joints issues, this has no handle to pull out the container that holds the ground coffee. You have to grasp it by the edges and pull, which can be hard for some folks.

The only reason I worry about the quality is that the little knob that you turn to choose how long it will grind has already fallen off once. No biggie. I put it back in. But a grinder THIS expensive should not have loose parts coming off after only 2 weeks of use. So, I'll be a bit anxious about how long it will work effectively and intact.

Still, I'm happy with how it works so far, just not so happy that I'd give it a perfect score.

Mir

Update: Stopped working--just plain stopped working--a couple years after purchase. I'm removing some stars for that. For the high price, I'd expect some longevity. For the past year and a half, I've been using a significantly cheaper--but nicely reviewed--burr grinder by Bodum. Does the job fine. Easier to move the setting (for those with joint issues). If it only lasts a couple years, I'll still be ahead, moneywise, than rebuying the Baratza one that's twice the price. :D
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crystal R Fisher on August 1, 2014
Bought a few years ago, easily clogged up right from the bat. Needed constant cleaning, no big deal. Right after the warranty expired it wouldn't turn on at all. Took it apart, turns out the adjustment ring wasn't seated properly and had to buy the kit because it was likely due to a broken tab, when the ring doesn't seat it won't trip the micro switch which allows the grinder to operate. A while after that (keep in mind I only used this a couple times a week at the most) the main gear stripped. It started with a whine and then just wouldn't turn once some beans were added to into the hopper. OK, now I'm waiting on the rebuild kit since mine was build before the newer gears were assembled in the factory.

Yes, it is messy, and messy to fix all the time as well as the fact the ridiculous timer knob wasn't designed to stay in place for long. I don't mind DIY projects in general but for as often as the grinder has been used, AND at it's price point I would like something more durable.

I advise a prospective buyer to save up a bit longer and get a more durable machine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Logar on December 25, 2012
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We have used the Baratza Virtuoso for over two years now and can attest to the following:

The unit clogged once - and to prevent future clogging as well as learn how best to clean it I contacted the seller tech support in Bellvue Washington. I quickly was able to talk to someone very knowledgable, courteous and helpful.

To prevent clogging one has to make sure that the collection hamper is not allowed to approach FULL. That would result in coffee grounds backing up into the grinding mechanism, clogging the machine. The instruction for cleaning are straight forward but it is far, far faster to blast away from the top and up from the bottom of the grinder with a source of compressed air such as I maintain in my home's garage. Cleans up the machine quickly and thoroughly without signifucant disassembly.
Probably, one could purchase a can of compressed air just for that purpose though I have not checked into this.

The only negative, otherwise a Five Star rating: the timer handle keeps falling off but it is easily re-inserted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Mark on March 6, 2014
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This is a family company and they support their equipment, down to providing spare parts at a reasonable cost and they even have videos and tutorials on how to take this thing apart, and replace parts. I have replaced burrs, and I have cleaned out the works inside the case all with no disasters. I wish that we had an easier way to speed up/slow down the motor so that when we have to occasionally grind a more oily roast, the beans don't slip out of the burr. I also wish we had more control over the grind. There are about 25 steps marked, but I don't really see that much difference between say 11 (fairly fine) and 25 (coarse French press).

This beats a whirly blade all to hell because it's predictable and the beans pass through the burrs only once, which means they don't heat up. I make a Chemex and French Press, not espresso, and this unit is more than enough for those techniques. If I wanted to make espresso, I'd spend the extra 200 and buy one of the more dedicated espresso mills.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Ratajik on January 2, 2012
I've had this grinder for a couple of years now. I have been VERY happy with it! It makes an amazing range of grinds, is very consistent, and fairly easy to clean.

It can do anything from a very coarse to a very fine (Turkish) grind. I LOVE making Turkish coffee with this, and is one of the main reasons I got it (as many grinders can't go to that level). It comes out looking like finely ground chocolate powder, and is perfect for Turkish!

The only problem I've had, as noted in other reviews, is the timer handle kept falling off. VERY annoying! I moved a few months ago and the handle went missing, so I ended up having to use a knife to turn the dial - not fun. I finally ordered a new one ($2.50 on their site), and plan on using a touch of glue to keep it attached this time.

Again - I highly recommend this grinder!
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