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Virtuoso Upgraded with Preciso Burr

December 13th, 2011 By joyce | Comments: no responses

December 13, 2011

Effective immediately, all new Virtuoso grinders are built with Preciso burr sets. We feel that it’s a great upgrade to a very stable, solid grinder. Please read our blog page, on this website, for the background to this upgrade.

The Virtuoso Upgrade Details: Effective December, 2011, all Virtuoso grinders have been built to include the Preciso burr set. With this change we are leaving the name of the grinder the same, but have changed the item # to 586. We also changed the pricing of the grinder to reflect the improved performance. The MSRP of the Virtuoso (586) is $249. The original Virtuoso retails for $229. New speed of grind is 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec. Old speed of grind was .8 to 1.1 g/sec.

Below are images of the burrs, so you can see the difference in design:

Preciso Burr

Virtuoso Burr Virtuoso Burr