Baratza Sette Sound Proofing

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
chasfs

#1: Post by chasfs » Sep 12, 2019, 10:16 pm

Here's an easy mod to help tame the raspiness of the Sette 270.
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I like the espresso but found the noise from the Sette to be very irritating. So i took some left over sound deadener from a car project, cut to fit the Sette and installed into the inside of the grinder. It's still loud but not as annoying.
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Baratza could make a kit with pre-cut self adhesive pieces...

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slybarman

#2: Post by slybarman » Sep 12, 2019, 10:48 pm

The good news is the noise only lasts 4 seconds.

janpijpelink

#3: Post by janpijpelink » Sep 12, 2019, 11:18 pm

My Sette takes 4.40 seconds to fill my portafilter. I cannot see how this short time gets irritating.

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MB

#4: Post by MB » Sep 13, 2019, 12:13 am

Yet, it's the most frequent complaint I see about the grinder.
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janpijpelink

#5: Post by janpijpelink » Sep 13, 2019, 12:49 am

I guess pulling a shot at 24 seconds makes a lot more noise than a 4 seconds grind, but that is just me.

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Spitz.me

#6: Post by Spitz.me » Sep 13, 2019, 7:44 am

I have had a Settle since its launch. Since then, I've actually had 3 different ones due to failure. The earlier versions are definitely louder than the most recent version I got. Every version, however, never ground 18g in less than about 10 seconds. When people are around, 10 seconds seems like an eternity when it's absolutely annoyingly loud.

I get the anecdote. It's a very short time to deal with the noise. This is why it's an annoyance instead of unbearable.

Glad the mod helped a bit. It's a great grinder!
I know I've pulled a great shot when the flavour is 'like a beany taste that tastes like a bean'.

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yakster
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#7: Post by yakster » Sep 13, 2019, 5:40 pm

Maybe you could put it a container over it while grinding to deaden the noise like they do with the blenders at Jamba Juice.
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chasfs

#8: Post by chasfs » Sep 13, 2019, 10:24 pm

I single dose about 21.8 grams. I set the Sette timer at 6.6 seconds and grind into my bottomless portafilter. This is good for about half of the dose. I tamp that lightly and then grind the remainder for another 6.6 seconds. Usually no beans are left for the last half second or so. I then tamp the remainder normally and make espresso. This consistently gives me good results with no gushers or spray. The sound deadening mod makes a noticable improvement.