redbone wrote:Having now dialed in my new Fiorenzato F4 E Nano I can comfortably make some observations.
The Fiorenzato doserless F4 E has stepless adjustment, two programable levels and a manual button.
*Like a professional small athlete who scores way above their stature; this 58mm flat grinder performs well above its size in the cup. The F4 E tastes better than my previous 64mm older e37 Ceado. Other factors maybe at play here.
It's eliminating the negative notes and allowing the more positive notes to standout compared to my 42mm conical or previous e37.
*Power switch feels very robust.
*All aluminum body with very good sound detoning. This weighs 11kg,
*No clumping and uniform grinds.
*Once learned controls are easy to navigate. Could be a bit more intuitive.
*Short hopper with shutoff.
*Good size power cord.
*Large stainless catch tray.
*There is no arrow or similar to align the number or increments to. May not be an issue for some. I would have liked to see a arrow or similar.
*The ring adjustment requires both hands to comfortably move since it's tight. This can be a positive as it greatly minimizes floating settings.
*Have a feeling Fiorenzato sacrificed speed for grind quality as this takes near double the time for the same dose as the 64mm Ceado. A non issue for most in my home setting as we are talking 13.5 vs 7 seconds, really just seconds for my typical 2 double shots usage routine.
*Footprint could be smaller as this body looks like it could accommodate larger burrs.
*Ideally would be nice to be able to remove burrs and reassemble without loosing previous settings. As far as I know only Eureka and Ceado are currently designed this way.
*Nit-picky but would have liked a l.e.d. light shining on basket during grinding.
Overall no buyer remorse. For under $600 usd nothing comes close in build quality or grind quality that I've seen or tested.
*I had the opportunity to spend quality time at IDC with the owner, testing grinders prior to purchase. There are advantages to hands on decision making vs merely looking at specs.