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Baratza G385 Black Maestro Plus Coffee Grinder

3.4 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews

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  • Anti Static Design  
  • Grind Coffee For Any Brewing Method
  • Automatic & Manual Operation
  • Swiss Made Grinding Wheels
  • Easy to Clean

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Product Description

The Solis Maestro PLUS is based on the original and very popular Solis Maestro coffee grinder. The Maestro Plus includes all the winning features of the original Maestro grinder, plus some extras that increase its versatility and ease of use. These improvements contribute to more than a doubling of the weight over the Maestro and give the Maestro Plus a rock-solid feel and increased stability. The range of grind is 30% greater than the original Maestro. This increase is on the coarsest settings making it easier to get the perfect grind for drip and French press brewers. The number of grind settings has been increased by over 100% to 40 levels, resulting in a huge range of grinds. The key advantage of the increased settings is precision fine-tuning of your espresso grind settings. The Maestro is designed and assembled in the USA with lots of innovative features built in.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7.8 x 7 x 14.5 inches
Item Weight 6.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 8.1 pounds
Department Gifts
Manufacturer Baratza
ASIN B0002OQNVO
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Item model number G 385
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3.4 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #293,154 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#545 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso > Coffee Grinders
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2003

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By David Swanson on December 6, 2004
If you need to grind espresso or French press this is supposed to be the best general purpose grinder under $200.

If you're even more serious about grinding espresso you may want to look at something like a Rancilio Rocky, $295 or Pasquini Moka Grinder @ $499

This can be considered high end for home use especially for a drip coffee maker. (that's what I use it for). It also can be considered a good upgrade if you want something better than a blade grinder or inexpensive burr grinder or a backup espresso grinder if you already have a serious espresso grinder. (This was my upgrade from a Braun burr grinder).

It's also not intended for commercial use, it won't hold up to that kind of constant use but I think it's a great grinder for all aspects of home/office use if you're looking for a heavy duty conical burr grinder.

I narrowed my choice to the Solis or the Capresso. They're nearly the same but the Solis was designed and assembled in the USA, the Capresso is made in China.

This is easy to dissasemble and clean. The plastic adjusting mechanisim that rotates and holds the grinder burr simply slips out and drops back in. It's not under any stress and isn't going to break unless it's put together wrong.

It's quiet, low static with less mess. There's going to be some mess, it's just a lot less than the high rpm, less expensive grinders.

It's smooth operating with enough weight to feel like an appliance and not a toy. It's all I need for my high-end drip and low-end espresso needs.
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I just bought this Coffee Grinder to replace a Braun Burr Grinder in which I had burned out and and replaced three motors. This grinder gives the most even grind I have ever seen in anything except commercial grinders in stores and coffee houses. For home, this gives commercial grind quality. For motor life and to keep from overheating the beans, the stepdown gearing for slower grinding keeps the coffee cooler and extends motor life. I would have given this a 5 star rating except for the fact that there is so much static electrcity with this (and many others) that coffee flies all over, but the benefit far outweight that inconvenience and it's best grinder I've ever owned.
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If you need to grind espresso or French press this is supposed to be the best general purpose grinder under $200.
If you're even more serious about grinding espresso you may want to look at something like a Rancilio Rocky, $295 or Pasquini Moka Grinder @ $499
This can be considered high end for home use especially for a drip coffee maker. (that's what I use it for). It also can be considered a good upgrade if you want something better than a blade grinder or inexpensive burr grinder or a backup espresso grinder if you already have a serious espresso grinder. (This was my upgrade from a Braun burr grinder).
It's also not intended for commercial use, it won't hold up to that kind of constant use but I think it's a great grinder for all aspects of home/office use if you're looking for a heavy duty conical burr grinder.
I narrowed my choice to the Solis or the Capresso. They're nearly the same but the Solis was designed and assembled in the USA, the Capresso is made in China.
This is easy to dissasemble and clean. It's quiet, low static with less mess. It's smooth operating with enough weight to feel like an appliance and not a toy. It's all I need for my high-end drip and low-end espresso needs.
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At first I loved this unit. It was a very consistent grind between espresso and a coarser drip setting. However, the fine espresso grounds gets stuck in the adjustment ring, and as other customers have noted, cause the two tabs on the adjustment ring to break - ruining the unit. If still under warranty, they will ship a replacement part for free, but after three of these allegedly "reinforced" replacement rings, I am now stuck with the unit outside of warranty and it is broken. Very frustrating to deal with. Beware if you plan to use for an espresso grind...and maybe even for drip grind.
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I got here after going to Amazon.com review sight and seeing a "Good and the Bad" list by N. Caine. I have no idea who N. Caine is but he/she only rated this product Fair and said it didn't grind Cappuccino. WRONG!

I've had my grinder for several years and LOVE it. I grind for drip coffee mostly but will sometimes make cappucino. All you do is twist the bowl to the cappucinno setting, add a measured amount of beans and press the grind button.

The heavier Plus unit is fairly quiet and doesn't vibrate. The plastic lid does not come off during the grinding process as stated by one reviewer. I add the desired amount of beans and set the timer on the grind. Then add water and filter to my drip coffee maker while the coffee is being ground.

The unit works awesome. About a year after I got it I was grinding beans and a stone that looked just like a bean got caught in the grinder. I emailed the manufacturer and got replacement burr blades for a reasonable price. They screw on with reverse threads (clockwise to remove, counterclockwise to install)

I do have a little static problem in the winter when the furnace is on (air is real dry in Minnesota in the winter). No problem in summer.

This is a great grinder and has a wide range of adjustment for coarseness (Turkish to French Press)
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