orphanespresso wrote:YAY! I'm so glad to see them arriving safe & sound! Especially with the glass jar intact!
That is correct!
Also, really not a lot of need to push down on the handle - just turning will do the job. Once you change the setting you can push on the axle to make sure the burr is open, but once your grinding just turn 'round & 'round & 'round. By pushing you're just adding a bit of work to the turning since once there are beans in there it's impossible for the space between to get smaller!
We tried to cover the dust issue in our grind distribution study - it is going to happen, no matter what you do, in any grinder, but you just don't usually see it. With the glass jar, and the bottom of the burr visible, it is so much easier to see.
The interesting thing, on a coarse grind, as far as the static goes, is that the plastic parts seem to attract chaff & dust (which isn't a bad thing when you're going for a coarse grind - just don't tap it into the jar, but rather discard it in the sink or trash!). It accounts for a tiny portion by weight...
What we didn't say in the manual is that the burr is brand new, the bearings and axle are brand new, so there is going to be a bit of wear-in experience, but couldn't say how many pounds, or turns...we can only assume from observations with the Pharos that it will improve with age & use.
Great information! I am glad to hear that I was finding the factory zero setting correctly. This grinder is very easy to approach as a brand new user.
Regarding the dust, I did the same exact thing as you! I noticed all the dust clinging to the t-cap and to the side of the glass jar. I carefully removed the jar, carefully dumped the grounds out the opposite side of the jar, being careful to leave the dust clinging, and discarded the dust. The result was less than a gram and the grounds looked superb. I have seen the same thing with my Preciso. The container is very static resistant, but what does cling is dust, so I am careful to not disturb the corners of the container when I dump the grounds. Overall, I found the static to be a non-issue, as it is as simple as a solid tap to dislodge everything into the trash.
I wasn't putting any great deal of pressure down on the handle, but I will keep your tips in mind when I grind for the real thing
Just to reiterate - fantastic first impression and solid visual grinding test. The packaging is superb. I would have been VERY surprised to find a broken glass jar. Between the tissue paper, carrying bag, buffer brown paper bag, and THEN the actual box... It was wrapped with care! I can't wait to play around with it using my V60 and press pot. Ideally, I will be using this grinder for aeropress, V60, and press when I travel. I actually purchased a CCD the minute the LIDO arrived, as it seems like another great travel companion.
Thanks, Doug and Barb! I look forward to following this thread.