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Baratza Encore
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$249.00 at Amazon
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Pros Inexpensive, relatively quiet for a blade modelGreat grind consistency, intuitive interface, relatively clean and quietGood grind consistency, burly componentsQuiet operation, good grind consistency, great for pouroverAbove average grind consistency, clean operation
Cons Inconsistent grinds, messy, hard to cleanNot 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 models
Bottom Line Messiness and difficulty in cleaning make it a poor choice for mostOne 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 strengths
Rating Categories Mueller HyperGrind... the Smart Grinder... Baratza Virtuoso+ Krups GX420851 Baratza Encore
Grind Consistency (35%)
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6
Cleanliness (25%)
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User Friendliness (25%)
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Noise (15%)
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Specs Mueller HyperGrind... the Smart Grinder... Baratza Virtuoso+ Krups GX420851 Baratza Encore
Grinding Mechanism blade conical burr conical burr conical burr conical burr
Burr/Blade Material stainless steel stainless steel high-carbon steel stainless steel stainless steel
Dosing Mechanism manual timer timer scale manual
Dimensions 7.8" x 4.5" x 4.3" 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"
Weight 1.45 lbs 6.4 lbs 7.05 lbs 6.2 lbs 6.83 lbs
Cup Material plastic plastic plastic plastic plastic
Warranty Two Year Limited One Year Limited One Year Limited Two Year Limited One Year Limited
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