Baratza Encore
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Price $200 List$269 List
$249.00 at Amazon
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Pros Great grind consistency, intuitive interface, relatively clean and quietGood grind consistency, burly componentsQuiet operation, good grind consistency, great for pouroverAbove average grind consistency, clean operationGood grind consistency, intuitive interface
Cons Not ideal for French press, expensiveExpensiveCan produce enough static to hang onto grinds, not great at the extreme ends of the grind spectrum (coarse and fine)Slightly pricier than some comparable modelsExpensive, can be messy, creates a grating noise
Bottom Line One of the best overall models on the marketGood performance with a build that is more likely to stand up to heavy useGrinds well while emitting only a relatively harmless, low-pitched humGood all around performance without any standout strengthsThough it grinds consistently, doesn’t provide as good of an overall experience as some of the other top-shelf models
Rating Categories the Smart Grinder... Baratza Virtuoso+ Krups GX420851 Baratza Encore BREW Conical Burr...
Grind Consistency (35%)
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Cleanliness (25%)
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User Friendliness (25%)
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Noise (15%)
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Specs the Smart Grinder... Baratza Virtuoso+ Krups GX420851 Baratza Encore BREW Conical Burr...
Grinding Mechanism conical burr conical burr conical burr conical burr conical burr
Burr/Blade Material stainless steel high-carbon steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Dosing Mechanism timer timer scale manual scale
Dimensions 12.5" x 8.5" x 16.3" 6.69" x 6.69" x 12.6" 10.2" x 6.5" X 18.5" 4.7" x 6.3" x 13.8" 11.1" x 7.3" x 16.4"
Weight 6.4 lbs 7.05 lbs 6.2 lbs 6.83 lbs 5 lbs
Cup Material plastic plastic plastic plastic plastic
Warranty One Year Limited One Year Limited Two Year Limited One Year Limited Two Year Limited
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