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The Virtuoso is another member of our talented suite of grinders. Comfortable working at home, in the office or for light commercial applications, the Virtuoso lives up to its name by providing technical skill, classic style and a consistent, quality grind.
Grinding for espresso? Let the Virtuoso's professional-grade 40mm conical burrs perform their magic for a consistent, fine grind. How about a French Press? The Virtuoso can handle that too, with a particle size uniformity that gives you consistency from cup to cup. In fact, the Virtuoso is so consistent at both the coarse and fine ends of the grind range that we consider it to be in a class all by itself -- and so do many of the micro- and specialty-roasters who swear by it.
The secret to Virtuoso's consistent, smooth grind is two-fold: an efficient DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times, while a combination of electric and gear speed reducers slow the burr to 450 RPM, ensuring a smooth bean feed and reducing noise, heat and static buildup.
The Virtuoso's exterior is just a finely tuned as its interior -- a convenient front-mounted pulse button allows for grinding directly into an espresso filter basket, while a 60-second timer means that its easy to replicate the ideal grind time. The Virtuoso also features a large 8-oz. bean hopper and a 5-oz. removable anti static ground coffee bin that makes preparation and clean-up quick and effortless.
With the Virtuoso, the look goes beyond merely functional. A sculptured metal top and base give this grinder an expensive, elegant image that adds a sense of class and quality to kitchen counters and coffeeshop workspaces alike.
When you want it all -- the Virtuosa is the grinder that will get you there with function, elegance, and style.
Detailed Product Features:
Conical Burrs: Manufactured in Europe, the Virtuoso's 40mm grinding burrs are the same material and durability as the industry's highest-quality line of commercial conical burr coffee grinders. Conical burr grinders are exceptional at producing consistent grinds from very fine to coarse, as well as being durable and will remain sharp for many years. The burrs have a precision mounting system to ensure a stable platform for accurate grinding.
Grind Coffee For Any Brewing Method: There are many coffee grinders on the market. However, few have the ability to grind fine enough for a professional espresso machine and coarse enough for a French Press.
Grind Adjustment: The Virtuoso has 40 steps of adjustment. Choose the perfect setting by turning the bean hopper to the desired position. Innovative calibration Commercial grinders have a calibration system to ensure that the grinder will grind fine enough for espresso and has the range to grind coarse enough for press pot. This feature is available in the Virtuoso.
Calibration System: The grinders are calibrated when they are manufactured to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the grinders can be user calibrated.
DC Motor: The powerful, high torque DC motor effortlessly drives the burrs. This motor turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits long grinding duty-cycles.
Speed Controller: The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch. With unique speed control, the Virtuoso uses a combination of gear and electronic speed reduction to control the rotation of the burr to 450 RPM. The electronic speed controller is adjustable from 405 to 495 RPM in the event that specific user conditions require modification of the speed. This slow speed reduces heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder. It also ensures that the beans feed smoothly into the burrs.
Timers switch: The Virtuoso has a sixty second timer, with segmented graphics, for easily repeatable grind times.
Pulse Button: Front mounted pulse button makes it easy to grind directly into an espresso filter basket. Hold your portafilter in your hand and use your thumb to operate the pulse button.
Easy to Clean: One important, and often overlooked task, required when owning a good coffee grinder is routine cleaning. To clean the Virtuoso, just remove the coffee been hopper to expose the grinding chamber. At this point the outer ring burr simply lifts out. The entire grinding chamber can then be thoroughly cleaned in a few minutes.
One year warranty: If your grinder has a problem, you may resolve it by checking our easy to use on-line troubleshooting guide at Baratza.com. Simply go to support center, troubleshooting and click on the picture of your grinder. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425-641-1245). If we can't solve the problem, we will promptly send a replacement grinder and a return tag for your old one.