The secret to the 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 as 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 it’s easy to replicate the ideal grind time. 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 coffee shop workspaces alike.
When you want it all, the Virtuoso is the grinder that will get you there with function, elegance, and style.
Speed To Grind1.5g/sec.—2.4g/sec.
Burrs 40 mm conical burrs
Bean Hopper Capacity 8 oz (227g)
Grounds Bin Capacity 5 oz. (142 g)
Weight 8 lbs. (3.6kg)
Dimensions WxHxD (cm) 12x35x16
Power Rating (North America) 120 V AC 180 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.5 Amp
Power Rating (Other) 230 V AC 180 Watts 50/60 Hz. .8 Amps
No Load Burr Speed 550 RPM
Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered Seattle, WA, USA
Exploded View & Parts List Download PDF
Grinder Comparison Chart Download PDF
Particle Distribution Chart Download PDF
Yes its slightly more expensive, But its great quality and does a great grind. It has a commercial grade feel to it, definitely built to last. I choose the Virtuoso over the Encore because it has better construction, although it reviews good as well. If you have the extra money I would go with the Vituoso.