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    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman View Post
    Mine arrived today = playtime tomorrow. Let's see if it's actually any good....
    Very keen to hear your thoughts

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    I'm thinking about this grinder but concerned about the fluffiness of the grinds and spilling coffee grinds all over my kitchen.
    I am currently using a 20g VST Basket and using 22.0g of coffee.

    Can somebody try this on the Sette 270w and see if it spills or needs tapping to settle the grinds?

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    +1 for this.

    Would be interested to see if the OE funnel fits in under the grinder/helps with the fluffy grinds

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    Quote Originally Posted by matth3wh View Post
    +1 for this.

    Would be interested to see if the OE funnel fits in under the grinder/helps with the fluffy grinds
    Literally 10 shots in, it works really well. I was easily able to choke a 12Bar leva profile on the Vesuvius out of the box with a 20g dose.

    Suspect that if others are having mess issues, it may be the coffee or dose. I found no need for a funnel and I think it would be fiddly, if not impossible to use one. I dosed at up to 23.5g in a triple with near on zero loss and the grind quality looks A1.

    It's really early days, but so far it works, is relatively quiet (certainly sounds quieter than a Smart grinder) and has been accurate to 0.2g.

    If I was buying, would I shell out the extra over entry level stuff? Probably....

    Actually, I already did as mine landed at very close to street price...

    I'll play more tomorrow...
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    My grinder has been awesome! Only issue I had was changing portafilters - went from naked pf to LM pf which is way more heavy and had to readjust the height of the holder to get an accurate dose again so maybe not that great if used for multiple pfs but once readjusted, was grinding to 0.1g of target!
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    Mine arrived today. Can someone confirm that there should be a grub screw to secure the portafilter holder. Pic showing mine without.


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    Yes there should be one there
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    Thought so thanks. Bit more research needed for me. I set 20 grams but it consistently doses 18.4. Super fast though and nice and fluffy
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    I'm very keen to hear everyone's thoughts on grind quality. I'm currently using a Kony and love the grind consistency and taste however like all the large commercial machines has a fair amount of retention. If the sette can produce a similar grind I would seriously consider one.
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    Finally bought one last night, you're all to blame for talking about this grinder so much.
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    The grinder has already been delivered, wow Fastway you are fast.

    It's definitely not as loud as some people make it out to be, especially for aeropress filter grind.

    I'll probably take it home to test with espresso later in the week. Let's see if my gf notices a new grinder on the coffee bench 😎
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    Anyone experiencing any quality issues? Anything breaking and requiring repair/replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbroaster View Post
    Anyone experiencing any quality issues? Anything breaking and requiring repair/replacement?
    I know of one that smoked after about 1 or 2 weeks but he's getting a brand new one under warranty. Mine's been very good so far! Saying that I still have a mini mazzer in case of any issues
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    Does anyone know if there is an on/off button on the Sette? I have just been turning it on and off at the wall.

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    Held the stop button for a few seconds and that turned it off.
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    Mine arrived missing the grub screw to lock the portafilter "holder". The WA distributed posted me a grub screw pretty quickly.

    Mine also arrived not getting close to espresso and I had to add a shim.

    It has also never managed to get close to dosing the full programmed dose. Even when dropped to 15 grams in a 20 gram basket. The distributed advised me how to adjust the offset to compensate. I did this tonight and now the grinder won't work at all. I get error code e02 at startup so will be on the phone again tomorrow I guess. Hopefully to organise a refund or new replacement. Not the most happy of starts for me with the new grinder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukemc View Post
    Mine also arrived not getting close to espresso and I had to add a shim.

    It has also never managed to get close to dosing the full programmed dose. Even when dropped to 15 grams in a 20 gram basket. The distributed advised me how to adjust the offset to compensate. I did this tonight and now the grinder won't work at all. I get error code e02 at startup so will be on the phone again tomorrow I guess. Hopefully to organise a refund or new replacement. Not the most happy of starts for me with the new grinder!

    I added a shim to mine for Justin, as it was set around setting 8 or 9 for Aeropress. I saw a video on youtube like your problem Luke, unless I read your problem wrong.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28dLvbwZf7k

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    Interesting. Sort of like mine I guess. Mine now just won't even turn on past getting this error



    It hasn't felt right since I inboxed it. It's frozen up a few times and required a power cycle. Guess I got a Friday arvo assembly job!!

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    That sucks LukeMc! Sorry to hear it's not working for you. Hopefully 5S are able to assist tomorrow.

    Let us know how you get on.

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    baratza sette 270w - Thoughts buy guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukemc View Post
    Mine arrived missing the grub screw to lock the portafilter "holder". The WA distributed posted me a grub screw pretty quickly.

    Mine also arrived not getting close to espresso and I had to add a shim.

    It has also never managed to get close to dosing the full programmed dose. Even when dropped to 15 grams in a 20 gram basket. The distributed advised me how to adjust the offset to compensate. I did this tonight and now the grinder won't work at all. I get error code e02 at startup so will be on the phone again tomorrow I guess. Hopefully to organise a refund or new replacement. Not the most happy of starts for me with the new grinder!

    Every time i get close to purchasing this affordable combination of quality grind and low grind retention i hear another story (or few dozen stories) like this and decide to save myself the grief. There is a quote somewhere from Baratza that they plan to do a commercial or at least prosumer grade version of this grinder over the coming year. Hopefully that one won't experience this degree of failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukemc View Post

    It hasn't felt right since I inboxed it. It's frozen up a few times and required a power cycle.
    was going to suggest turning it off and on again. Try unplugging it for a while, you never know
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    Yeah I've tried. It's not even displaying the e02 code now. Just flashing a light above the play button. It happens. Will make a call tomorrow.

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    This seems like a good performer but I can't get over the plastic/breville-like look of it and it yells warranty/repair nightmare but time will tell.

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    Mine was getting E03 error while taring a LM group handle. It worked fine once i put the arms all the way in it worked fine.

    I was trying to replicate the Baratza video when they use the LM handle with the lip on the bottom. Don't copy it or you'll probably get the same error.

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    Also what's the max weight the scale can handle? Surely it can handle all commercial portafilters.

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    Seems there's no surely about anything with this grinder

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    270 must be the prototype. 300W might be the final release

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    Just received mine today, unboxed and did a few seasoning shots.
    Seems to be fine as is for my minore2.
    I am impressed by the size compared to my K3 touch.
    It may be quicker but is certainly more convenient.
    Also less mess so far.
    A cut down commercial grinder it is not and the manual confirms this ,asking you to reconsider if you intend to use it in a commercial setting.
    I will post again once I have used it a bit more.
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    First post on CS! Thank you all for sharing. A great help in my decision to buy the 270W.

    Received it yesterday, worked properly from first switch on.
    Much faster than my old Sunbeam.
    After 6 or so test shots, I had to install a shim to get a fine espresso grind.
    Scale seems ok, usually within .2 of my 17gm in a 15gm VST basket.
    With fluffy grinds, I get a bit of mess at the end of filling my Rocket portafilta.
    Maybe will settle down with more use.
    Will post again after a bit of use.
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    I ran into a problem of getting severe under dosing with each of my presets on the weekend. 16g dosed to 10g, 18 dosed to 11g, 20g dosed to 13g.

    Happy to find it was something to do with the scale offset programming, I changed it from around 6 back to 1.5, which now gives me a bang on dose or .1g more.

    Follow this simple guide which is from the Baratza trouble shooting page. https://www.baratza.com/wp-content/u...rogramming.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakeman View Post
    I am impressed by the size compared to my K3 touch.
    It might be a bit early but how is it behaving compared to the K3?

    I'm in the same boat with a K3 which is super solid but always seems hard to clean and a bit messy on the bench.

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    Having had my 270 (not'w') running for a while I can report that retention has averaged approx 0.1-0.2 of a gram per 23 gram dose. The accumulated 0.1-0.2g grounds being retained seemingly all sit on the exit chute's attachment arms & are only easily removed by removing the whole burr assembly (which is not difficult).
    I grind the 23 grams in under 10 secs.
    I have found that, to get a pour commencing 7-8 secs after first appearance of coffee out of the portafilter following pre-infusion in my GS3, the subsequent flow lacks that languid viscosity that I yearn for. I had to set my 270 to its maximum fineness settings with both macro & micro settings to achieve a 7-8 sec initial flow.
    I am therefore trying to insert one of the spacers that are supplied to enable greater fine-ness to be achieved, following the e-manual's instructions. This is not an easy task without using metal tools to grip the exposed part of the top burr & I am waiting for a Baratza Service-person to give me some tips.
    One other comment: After grinding it is common for a solitary whole bean to be found resting on the top centre of the burr, where there is a small depression formed by the retaining bolt being just shy of the top of the burr. This could be eliminated if the bolt was slightly longer.

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    https://www.baratza.com/270w-weight-...feet-solution/
    My 270W is quite hit and miss into the portafilter but fairly accurate into the grounds bin so these new feet might be the answer. Hopefully Coffee Parts will know what I'm talking about.
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    Good luck. Hope you're able to get new feet on and it fixes the problem for you argus

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    I've caught the pour over bug recently, what's people's experience with this for pour over? I'm using my kony-e atm, which for expresso's is fantastic in the cup, but isn't exactly meant for pour over.

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    Since I've shimmed my second one to get an acceptable espresso pour I can't grind course enough for pour over

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    I tried playing with Baratza Sette W at MICE today, the rep demonstrating couldn't get it to work for 10minutes, so i left. It was showing error codes.
    Show special for $550, ends tomorrow.
    Not sure if its an upgrade from my Baratza Vario, which is a ripper. The Sette feels less solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhatBoy View Post
    I tried playing with Baratza Sette W at MICE today, the rep demonstrating couldn't get it to work for 10minutes, so i left. It was showing error codes.
    Show special for $550, ends tomorrow.
    Not sure if its an upgrade from my Baratza Vario, which is a ripper. The Sette feels less solid.
    Unfortunately that is just soooo consistent with so many other reports about this grinder. I was originally going to be an early purchaser but gave up
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    would the baratza sette 270 be a big step up from the Breville Smart Grinder 820?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhatBoy View Post
    ....Not sure if its an upgrade from my Baratza Vario, which is a ripper. The Sette feels less solid.
    Agreed on that point. The Vario's build quality is a little better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jooi312 View Post
    would the baratza sette 270 be a big step up from the Breville Smart Grinder 820?
    Yes - Absolutely Jooi.

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    I have used the 270W a dozen or so times. Some observations below.

    Needed to be shimmed (supplied in box) to get fine enough for espresso. Easy and quick to do.

    The adjustment for the grind feels nice, with the additional micro adjustment a nice touch.

    Very fast, and also quite noisy (noise duration is obviously short). Seems like resonance is a decent portion of the noise, tried holding hopper, sides of the grinder etc but didnt notice any difference to noise. a refinement in this department would be welcome.

    The dosing is very accurate. I am doing it in two lots of 12g into a synesso double. 12 g, gentle side tap to flatten, tap to settle. 12g again tap to settle, tamp. Getting very even extractions on the naked. This in on a cafelat PF which is quite tall. With a normal PF you could probably go in one hit (currently the grinds would mound up to high and get knocked off removing the PF).

    Another bonus is no mess.

    Great little grinder. Really hope they go the distance in durability, really ticks all the boxes for home use.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    Great little grinder. Really hope they go the distance in durability, really ticks all the boxes for home use.
    Thanks for posting. This type of feedback is so useful for buyers. It's also useful for retailers (inc me).
    I was in the fence with these but demand is there, reviews are good, and I'm impressed with the performance - so now I'm listing them now.
    Cheers, Paul
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    Next thing is to guess which will be most popular.
    Sette 270 will get close to repeatable dose weight using just time. Variation is +/- 0.2-0.3g.
    To me this is accurate enough - so that makes the 270W with weighing capability overkill.
    What do you guys think? Is the 270W worth the extra $150ish?
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    I wouldn't pay the extra money again IF wanting to dose into a portafilter. I'm on my second grinder and still not totally happy.

    However....... I now dose into the provided hopper, shake it and then pour into my portafilter.

    Works fine and is super accurate.

    To me the grinder promises a lot but doesn't deliver "everything".

    As an aside. I spoke with a tech from the importer when I returned my first one and he reckons they have had a fair few of them returned.

    He said they weren't as robust as the pre production models they were sent which is disappointing.

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    The 270 seems enough.

    And if the price was $50-125 less then it would be more tempting given the quality dice roll. Then again that extra money is probably the slim margin that's helping cover some of the returns

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    To me there still seems to be questions about reliability and quality. There are numerous reports about returns and warranty claims. Too many for my liking as a reseller.
    However next week we are getting one for the demo bench and will give a report back in three to four weeks.
    After some first hand experience we will consider if it's something we will list and cover warranty wise.
    Cheers
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    baratza sette 270w - Thoughts buy guide

    Good points above. Of course, we all need to do our due diligence as retailers.

    I held back and waited for initial feedback and a hands on experience. I like these grinders but I'm finding a mixed bag of reviews online - so I'm still on the fence.

    Cheers, Paul
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    1. Search google for "home barista baratza settes that die early"

    2. search google for "home barista baratza sette end user reports" and read in reverse order (ie starting around page approx 65 currently) to get the thoughts from users that have owned for a while.
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    baratza sette 270w - Thoughts buy guide

    Thanks Melbroaster. That's really great advice.
    Beratza have certainly nailed this grinder in terms of "innovation" but there are still question marks around durability.
    Cheers mate
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