cskorton wrote:Hi All,
I haven't seen any direct comparisons between the grind quality of a Lido E/Helor 101/other comparable hand grinder to the Baratza Vario/Sette 270. Does anyone have any personal experience and are the grind qualities similar?
I'm looking to buy my first grinder, and I'm drawn to hand grinders because they won't take up counter space, simpler, and they seem to be a better value. I want to make sure I won't be missing out on anything if I go with a Lido E as opposed to the Sette or Vario.
For espresso, I prefer Helor 101 to Lido 2 that I owned, and Vario that I later converted to Ditting burrs for drip. I have no direct experience with Sette. Lido 3 and Lido E are supposed to be better than Lido 2 for espresso. Helor 101 is a great value for espresso. The Kinu M47 is even better, per my friends who have tried both.