With Settes arriving in consumers hands this week, and the other thread running 100 pages
, I thought a thread for retail, consumer experiences might be in order.
My 270w arrived a few hours ago. OK, maybe 1 hour.
The first thing I noticed is it didn't ship with the re-designed forks. But it did have the re-designed flange replacing the original hook design. I was immediately concerned because I intend to push the limits of recommended portafilter size with a 49mm pre-Milenium La Pavoni.
I adjusted the flange using the instructional video posted in the other thread. The 49mm stock Pavoni filter fits well and stable in the fork/flange assembly.
I was concerned if the width of the forks would be too wide, but they are not. I think I'm good without the re-designed forks But the small portafilter doesn't sit directly under the chute. As you can see from the picture, the center of the chute is close to the handle end of the portafilter. This results in some waste in my early runs. But the waste is very, very small, and a small half-funnel could easily be rigged to eliminate it, which I will likely do.
I programmed the preset for 14 grams. The first run dropped 15.2 into the portafilter. But the machine seemed to have quickly learned and I got 14.2 on the second and third runs.
I haven't perfectly dialed it in yet, but I do grind very fine for the Pavoni and I've already pulled a shot that was too tight, so the machine will not need to be shimmed.
The first shot tasted great, and is definitely an upgrade from my Preciso!
Can't wait to play with it some more, but I'm headed out of town for a few days and will be stuck in hotel with a charbucks.