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Baratza Maestro G285 Coffee Grinder


The Maestro conical burr coffee grinder is one of the first coffee grinders released by Baratza. The German-made conical burrs ensure efficient grinding. The grinder produces a smooth consistency depending on which of the over 40 grinding levels you want, whether you are looking for espresso or French Press.


Interior Features
  • The German-made conical burrs help produce a smooth and even consistency for that perfect kind of brew. The burrs are easy to clean as well.
  • Choose from up to 40 grind settings for that perfect coffee taste, whether you want an espresso or French press coffee. Grinding settings can be adjusted with a special rotating dial.
  • Avoid flying coffee grinds with the anti-static design. This reduces the amount of static-charged coffee grounds and helps keep the grounds from becoming airborne.

    Exterior Features

  • The large capacity grounds catcher prevents excess coffee grinds from escaping during grinding. The see-through catcher seals tightly into the grinder housing for added security.
  • The rotating dial makes choosing the right grind setting easy to do.
  • The unit comes in a classic black finish, which is very elegant and will fit with any type of kitchen decor.
  • The machine comes with a special off and on switch which can be rotated clockwise and counter clockwise. Designed with the special overturn protection, it can be rotated either way without the risk for damage.
  • The clear bean hopper allows you to look at how much coffee beans are left for grinding. It comes in frosted plastic and can accommodate to 1/2 pound of coffee beans.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 6 inches
    Height: 12 inches
    Width: 5 inches
    Total number of volume or cups: 5 ounce grounds bin, 8 ounce bean hopper

    Advantages

    Grinding seems consistent with no dust. It also does not get as much static as the other grinders.
    The grinding is very quiet, unlike with other machines. The metal base adds to the solid feel and helps with the stability of the unit when grinding. The machine does a very good job at grinding coffee for espresso and producing coarser grounds for French Press. Cleanup is very easy to do. Bean hopper is very easy to clean as well.

    Disadvantages

  • The vibration is fairly noticeable.
  • The unit clogs easily and is difficult to clean.
  • Some users complain that their Baratza Maestro only lasted for four months.
  • The unit does not come with a timer. The addition of a timer will cost you more.
  • The grounds container is somewhat difficult to move.

    Pros

  • grinding is consistent
  • quiet operation
  • metal base adds to the solid feel
  • does a very good job at grinding coffee for espresso and coarser grounds
  • hassle-free cleanups
  • efficient
  • has anti-static design

    Cons

  • fairly noticeable vibration
  • tends to clog easily
  • unit may not last long
  • does not come with a timer
  • grounds container difficult to move

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