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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...
    Last edited by 2muchcoffeeman; 3 Weeks Ago at 02:27 PM. Reason: added more info re dosing funnel

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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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