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Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
Thank you for purchasing the Preciso™ Conical Burr Coffee Grinder. With the
Preciso™, it’s now easier than ever to make professional quality coffee.
Below are detailed descriptions of the features that make the Preciso™ stand
out from other grinders in its class.
Precision Conical Burrs
Manufactured in Europe, the Preciso’s™ 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 1.5
to 2.4 g/sec. depending on the setting. But what really sets the Preciso™ burrs
apart is that these burrs can do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of fines
across its grinding range. The Preciso™ burrs are exceptional for espresso, drip,
manual brewing methods and Press Pot. These conical burrs are durable and
will remain sharp for many years. The burrs have a precision mounting system
to ensure a stable platform for accurate grinding.
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Grind Adjustment
The range of grind and accuracy of settings is truly impressive. The Preciso™
has 40 distinct Macro settings to enable grinding from Espresso to French
press, with the simple turn of the hopper.
In addition, the Preciso™ has a secondary Micro adjust lever, which further
divides each of the 40 Macro positions into 11 distinct steps. These steps (10
microns each) enable you to precisely dial in the grind for the perfect shot. The
Preciso’s grind range is 200 to 1170 microns.
Efficient Motor
The Preciso™ houses a powerful DC motor that produces more than four times
the output with twice the efficiency of a standard AC motor found in most
grinders in this class. The motor spins at less than one-third the speed, making
it much quieter and lower in pitch. Extremely well-made, the motor is built to
handle long-duty cycles. In addition, it possesses a thermal safety device that
protects the motor from overheating and automatically resets once the motor
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Setting the Macro and Micro Grind Adjustment
Adjustable Self Timer
Front Mounted Pulse Button
PortaHolder™ Installation
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Removing the Bean Hopper
Removing the Ring Burr
Cleaning the Grounds Bin, Hopper and Burrs
Replacing the Ring Burr
Replacing the Bean Hopper
Clearing a Clogged Grinder
Automatic Cleaning
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Hopper Lid
Whole Bean Hopper
MACRO Grind Setting Indicator
MACRO Grind Adjustment Scale
MICRO Grind Adjustment
Pulse Button
Ground Coffee Bin
Adjustable Self-Timer
Center Cone Burr
Grind Adjustment Tab
Grind Adjustment Ring
Silicone Seal (cutaway)
Removable Ring Burr
Burr Alignment and Lifting Tabs
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Please read the information below very carefully. It contains important safety
information for this appliance. Please keep these instructions for future
►► Use only with AC current and the correct voltage. See the label on the
base of the grinder to determine the correct voltage.
►► Only clean the grinder housing with a dry or slightly damp cloth.
►► Do not use this grinder for anything other than its intended use (i.e.
grinding whole roasted coffee beans).
►► Baratza will not accept any liability for damage or injury if the grinder
is used other than for its intended purpose or is improperly operated
or repaired. All warranty claims will be void.
►► Disassemble your grinder only as directed in the Care and Cleaning
Section of this manual. If you cannot remedy a malfunction, check and visit our Troubleshooting page.
►► Do not operate the grinder with a damaged cord or plug, or if the grinder
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►► Do not leave your grinder unattended while turned ON.
►► Shut off and unplug the grinder from the electrical outlet when not in
use and before cleaning.
►► To unplug, grasp plug and remove from the outlet. Never pull on the
►► Keep your grinder out of the reach of children.
►► Do not immerse the grinder, plug or cord in water or any other liquid.
CAUTION: ALWAYS unplug the electrical supply cord prior to cleaning the
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Before Using Your Grinder
Prior to using your Preciso™ grinder for the first time you should wash the bean
hopper and ground coffee bin in warm soapy water. See the section on Care
and Cleaning for instruction on how to remove and reinstall these parts. There
may be some rust on the burrs when you receive your grinder. This is normal
and will disappear after a small amount of coffee has been ground. To remove
the rust and season the burrs, grind 1/4 pound of coffee and discard.
Initial Operation
Place the Preciso™ on a level surface and plug into a correct voltage, AC outlet
only. Remove the lid from the hopper by lifting off. Pour the desired quantity of
roasted whole coffee beans into the hopper up to a maximum of 8 oz. Replace
the lid. Ensure the ground coffee bin is fully inserted.
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Setting the Macro and Micro Grind Adjustment
Set the Micro adjustment
lever to the middle of the
Slowly rotate the bean
counter clockwise to align
the indicator on the bean
hopper with the desired
number setting on the
grind scale. Select the
correct grind for the brew process you are using.
Grind a small amount of coffee. Check the particle size. If the particle size is
close to what you desire, use the Micro lever to “fine tune” your grind size (A is
finer, K is coarser). If the particle size needs a big change, then adjust the Macro
adjustment to a new position, then fine tune with the Micro lever. The full range
on the Micro scale is equal to one “click” or position on the Macro scale. With
both the hopper and the micro adjustment, moving right (counter-clockwise)
produces a bigger particle size and left (clockwise) produces a smaller particle
size. The actual grind size for a particular setting will vary depending on many
factors, including: degree of roast (light vs. dark), freshness, humidity, type of
bean, oil content, etc. With use, you will determine the setting that is right for
your taste, brewing style and your favorite beans.
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Adjustable Self Timer
The Preciso™ is equipped with a 60 second
timer switch. Each segment around the timer
represents about 10 seconds of run time. The
grinder switches off automatically once the
time has elapsed. If you want to interrupt
grinding before the time has elapsed, simply
turn the timer switch counterclockwise
until the grinder switches off.
The quantity of ground coffee you need
depends on the type of bean, coarseness
of the grind, brewing method and personal
taste. With use, you will find the most suitable
settings for your personal taste.
Front Mounted Pulse
For short duration grinding, the Preciso™
is equipped with a front mounted pulse
button. It can be used for grinding directly
into an espresso-brewing basket. Remove
the grounds bin and position the espressobasket inside the grinder directly below the
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pulse button (see photo). Push and hold the pulse button to grind. Grinding will
stop when the button is released.
It is important that the espresso basket is held below the discharge chute so
the coffee powder can fall freely into the basket. Holding the basket up tight to
the discharge chute will cause coffee to back up and jam your grinder.
PortaHolder™ Installation
Insert the PortaHolder™ into the grinder. Then insert your portafilter into the
PortaHolder™ by tipping the basket down so the lip of the portafilter slides
under and gets hooked by the hook bracket at the top rear of the PortaHolder™
while the base of the basket is supported by the two metal fingers that extend
from the PortaHolder™. If the portafilter basket is not horizontal in the holder,
remove the screw and move the bracket higher or lower in order to level the
portafilter basket.
To use, insert your porta filter into the PortaHolder™. Turn the timer to the
desired time. The grinder will run for the time set and stop automatically.
Use caution not to overfill the portafilter. If you overfill the filter, coffee will
back up and jam your grinder.
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Removing the Bean Hopper
Remove all beans from the hopper then press the front mounted pulse button
to run any remaining beans through
the grinder. Remove the plug from the
power outlet. Remove the hopper by
rotating it counterclockwise until it
stops, and then lift the bean hopper off
of the grinder housing.
Removing the Ring Burr
Pull the silicone seal off the top of the
Ring Burr. Remove the ring burr by
lifting it straight up out of the grinder by
the lifting tabs. If the burr does not lift
out, ensure that the grind adjustment
ring is turned fully counterclockwise.
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Cleaning the Grounds Bin, Hopper and Burrs
Wash the grounds bin, hopper, and the hopper lid in warm soapy water, then
rinse and dry.
If the grinder is used daily, the burrs should be cleaned at least every few months
using tablets (see below for Automatic Cleaning) or with a stiff brush. Proper
cleaning enables the burrs to achieve the most consistent grind possible.
Cleaning also removes some coffee oils, which will stale and degrade the flavor
of the ground coffee.
Do not put the bean hopper, hopper lid,
ground coffee bin, or PortaHolder in the
dishwasher. Hand wash only. Do not
immerse the grinder housing in water.
Do NOT wash the burrs with water.
Ring Burr Allignment Tabs
Replacing the Ring
Ensure that the black adjustment ring
is rotated counterclockwise as far as it will go. Replace the burr by lining up the
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red tab on the burr with the rectangular cutout on the black adjustment ring.
Wiggle and push down firmly on the ring burr to ensure that it seats properly.
After replacing the burr, replace the silicone seal by lining up the two slots in
the silicone seal with the small tabs on the top of the ring burr and slide the
seal onto the ring burr.
Replacing the Bean Hopper
To replace the bean hopper, line up
the two small tabs on the base of the
hopper with their respective slots in the
top of the grinder housing and insert
the hopper into the grinder. Once the
hopper is in place, rotate it clockwise.
Clearing a Clogged
If your grinder is not dispensing coffee normally, it could be clogged with coffee
powder. This can happen if the grounds bin or portafilter are allowed to overfill
and ground coffee gets backed up into the grounds chute and grinding chamber.
It can also happen with the buildup of coffee powder over time.
Go to the Troubleshooting section on for help unclogging your
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Automatic Cleaning
A thorough, fast, and easy cleaning can
be accomplished using Full CircleTM
biodegradable grinder cleaning tablets.
Full Circle tablets are designed to
dislodge coffee particles and absorb
and remove odors and coffee oil residue.
Remove all beans from the hopper and
run the grinder to remove any beans
inside. Place the recommended amount
of Grindz into the empty grinder hopper.
Adjust the grind setting to 30, place
insert the grounds bin and use the pulse
button to run the grinder. Grind all of the
tablets into the bin. Once complete, we
recommend grinding approximately
30g coffee to remove any tablet residue.
Discard the ground tablets/coffee. For
information on Full Circle cleaning
tablets, go to
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U.S. and Canadian Warranty Information
Limited Warranty for Baratza Grinders is 1 year from the original date of
purchase. This warranty covers all defects in materials and workmanship
(parts and labor) including free ground transportation to and from our repair
facility within the US and Canada. This warranty does not apply to: improper
use, lack of cleaning, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of proper adjustment,
foreign objects (stones, screws, etc.) in the beans, or uses outside the intended
use of grinding whole roasted coffee beans. If your grinder fails within one
year, email or call 425-641-1245. For additional warranty,
support, or troubleshooting information, go to
International Warranty Information
For all countries outside the US and Canada, the warranty, support and service
is provided by the International Retailer you purchased from. To find a retailer
near you go to
Proof of Purchase and Product Registration
You can register your grinder at Registration will enable us
to contact you in the unlikely event of a product safety notification and assist
us in complying with the provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Act. The
serial number is located on the bottom of the grinders. Please keep your sales
receipt that shows the date of purchase.
For Repairs or Questions
For Parts and Information go to:
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Manual Revision Date 5/2014
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