Baratza Vario-W Burr Grinder

 

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  • – Ceramic Flat Burr
  • – Weight-based Dosing
  • – Stepped Macro- and Micro-adjustments
  • – Metal Case

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Overview

Named one of the best new products of 2011, the Baratza Vario-W Burr Grinder gives you the ability to create a precise grind for ideal shots. Using real-time weight-based grinding with a built-in electronic scale, all you need to do is set your weight preference and the Vario-W will do the rest. This gem of a grinder weighs the ground coffee and will stop grinding automatically when it has reached your desired weight.

Please Note: Our video features the previous version (model # 985) that does not include the shut-off hopper.

Features and Functionality

  • Shut-Off Hopper - The newest version of the Vario-W (model # 986) now includes a shut-off hopper for convenient coffee bean switching.
  • 54mm Ceramic Flat Burrs - These burrs stay sharper longer. Ceramic has a longer life than steel burrs and helps to keep the coffee cool by limiting the amount of heat transferred from the burrs to the grinds.
  • Weight-Based - Set the weight of your desired ground coffee to more or less than 0.2g and the Vario-W will weigh the ground coffee while grinding, then stop automatically when it reaches your desired weight.
  • Easy-to-Read - Digital LCD window shows the weight value that is being ground, so you won't need to worry about pre-weighing your beans any longer.

  • Grind on Demand with Electronic Dosing - Grinds only the coffee you require for each shot. Eliminates the risk of stale ground coffee common in mechanical dosing units.
  • Programming - Features three, user-programmable grind weight buttons.
  • Innovative Dual Cam Grind Adjustment - The right-hand lever lets you choose what type of grind. The lever on the left lets you fine tune the grind within the range selected. More than 230 grind settings available.
  • Super Quiet - Powerful DC motor turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits extended grinding time. The circuitry is equipped with an automatic reset thermal switch.
Pros
  • Commercial-Grade - With 230 settings, you may expect the Vario-W to be more of a beginner's machine. Not so. This grinder has the same high-quality design features as professional grinders.
  • Precision Grind Adjustment - You'll get a precise grind with the Baratza Vario-W.
  • Digital Display - The clear, easy-to-read display tells you the weight value that you're grinding.
Cons
  • Too Much Goodness - A score of grinding options can equal frustration when changing grinds for a new batch of beans.
How Does it Compare?

The Vario-W is accurate, consistent and has 230 grind options versus other models. The grind is from 230-1150 microns.

Tips and Tricks

Accessory 54mm flat steel burrs are available for the Vario-W. These are for use in a Vario-W dedicated to grinding for drip brewing using a medium to coarse grind. To be clear, these will NOT grind fine enough for espresso. They are solely for a coarser grind used in drip brewing.

Suitable Applications Drip Coffee, Espresso, Fine Drip / Pour Over

Specs

Model Number 986
Manufacturer Baratza
Width 5.5 inches
Depth 5.0 inches
Height 14.0 inches with hopper | 9.5 inches without hopper
Product Weight (lbs.) 9.0000
Watts 180W
Volts 110V
RPM of Burrs 1350
Case Material Plastic
Bean Hopper Capacity 8 oz
Dosing Options Programmable Dosing Functionality
Adjustment Configuration Stepped - Macro and Micro Settings
Grinder Style Burr - Flat Ceramic
Burr Diameter 54mm
Material Plastic

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Grinders

Length: 1 Year

Who Supports the Warranty: Baratza

Warranty Contact Information: 877-701-2021

Notes: Baratza has excellent troubleshooting resources on their website. If you're experiencing an issue with your grinder, definitely look here first.

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services


Care and Maintenance

Clean burrs on a weekly to bi-weekly basis either with a cleaning brush or a burr grinder-specific cleaning product such as Grindz.

Remove and hand wash the bean hopper and lid with warm water and soap as needed.


User Manual


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