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13 years 11 months ago #1592 by colin
Replied by colin on topic Re:Baratza Virtuoso Grounds Retention
Minor updates to Baratza Virtuoso rant article -
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12 years 1 month ago #3288 by nicfortin
Replied by nicfortin on topic Baratza Virtuoso Zero
Reviving this thread.

I own a virtuoso since Feb. 2007.
Always been happy with it.
But lately I have to go finer than I use to.

0 is barely enough for espresso now (Seaco Aroma un-pressurized PF) and for press pot I rarely grind above 15 now (use to be 18-22).
Are the burrs are getting dull? I'm guessing that I went thru 100-120 pounds (Max 150) since new. IMO they shouldn't be dull... and they don't look dull

I'm temted to change the zero has mentioned in Dave review.
But it would be easier for me to understand with pictures or a step by step.
I'll disassemble the grinder tonite and will study the mechanism.

If anyone have pictures of the process would you ind posting them.

Thank you

nicfortin
Quebec city, Canada
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12 years 1 month ago #3289 by colin
Replied by colin on topic Re:Baratza Virtuoso Zero
I am doing my own \"Return to the Virtuoso\" article - so this is timely...
In fact, I should be seeing the creator of the Virtuoso in about 3 weeks or less.

I have the good fortune of having 4 (or is it 5) Baratza Virtuoso grinders getting hard use from beta testers -- for over 6 months now...

Soon I will find out what they are made of.

Stay tuned
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11 years 10 months ago #3434 by MYIntroVideo
Replied by MYIntroVideo on topic Re:Baratza Virtuoso Update
I've been using one of these machines for about 16 months. Other than the knob constantly falling off the side and an overly tight ground coffee compartment I like the unit.

Would I rave about it?, no. These two nits should not occur in a unit costing a little over $200.00.

Asd a former magazine editor in the tech field, and Tech Editor of several others, I've seen myriad equipment come and go.

As good as this is, it would not take much at all to make it much better.

I just picked up a Santos 6 at an estate sale but that's another story.

Oh well, back to the daily grind...
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11 years 5 months ago #3822 by Altilla
Replied by Altilla on topic Re:Baratza Virtuoso Update
I have a Virtuoso, use it for espresso primarily and love it. I think two things are key.

1. Buy direct from Baratza and they will set the grinder up for espresso versus the standard set-up. Yes, you can do this yourself but somehow letting the factory do it makes more sense.

2. Buy a refurbished unit for $133.

Also, someone mentioned the timer knob coming off. Drop Baratza a note and they'll send you the new knob that fits properly for free.

Cheers,

Al
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