Product Comparison: Baratza Encore vs Baratza Virtuoso
- Well built. Grinds well. Not terribly loud.
- Grinds beans pretty fast. Coffee has been tasting fantastic since buying this.
- It is reasonably quiet, produces a uniform grind, and the ground coffee empties easily out of the container.
- Good grinder in general. A bit messy, but works reliably.
- The negatives of the Encore are how messy it is and the noise level. This thing loves to spit out fragments of beans after every grind.
- The entire unit has a very solid, well-built feel. As you turn the hopper to adjust the grind, you get a very solid, convincing click for feedback. Nothing feels loose or cheap.
- The grind quality and uniformity looks good to me for the press and pour over use.
- The grinder does drip grinds well and is good for expresso but only at the first two settings.
- This is a solid grinder and the grind is quite nice and consistent. Definitely better than my Capresso Infinity.
- Removing the ground coffee bin without spilling some grounds on the counter is difficult.
- Good entry level grinder with relatively few fines.
- Easy to use and dial in, nice big rotating on/off switch on the side.
- Very quick motor can take down 40g of coffee in less than 20 seconds.
- Cleaning it is a nightmare especially if it clogs part way through the grind.
- The problem was the machine stopped grinding after about a month because the discharge chute was jammed.
- The grind quality is really good, if you crank it up to real fine, you can basically get turkish coffee grind out of it, it will get the last ounce of your coffee out of your coffee beans.
- The grind is very consistent, I use it for espresso daily, the coffee came out of this grind is very fine and according to the setup I dial in, there is almost no deviation.
- This grinder feels well made and very durable, also.
- This thing is built like a tank, and will grind small trees, pets, and anything else that gets too close!
- It sounds horrible. I have to admit it. It's probably less loud in an absolute sense than my old inexpensive Cuisinart.