CwD wrote:How is cramming all the grind settings in 80° a feature? Just gonna make it harder to make small adjustments than grinders that may require several full rotations.
This seems like a brew-centric grinder that can do espresso grind (but like the non E Lido, it's adjustment isn't really tailored for it. Waiting to be proven wrong here. Also, they claim to have not used a Chinese burr manufacturer, but the design isn't far off what's already out there. The Helor chinese burr is less suitable for espresso than the Italmill.
jbviau wrote:^^^ Agreed. On the KS page they talk about non-linear ramping re: the adjustment mechanism, but still.
Concerning what else is supposed to make this thing unique, Knock grinders use a spring as well (though not a wave spring, if that actually matters).
The Helor also uses a spring. In fact, I was surprised to find out this isn't a universal design trait. Nonetheless, their claim is specifically regarding "wave spring", not that they are the only grinder with a spring.
sweaner wrote:If it turns out to be true I see no problem with it. We shall see.
But it's not true. The Lido isn't "slow" by any definition of hand grinding, not to mention that targeting them directly is a pretty classless move.
Faster but more effort. Was been seen/felt with Kinu
I think this bears repeating. We all know there's no magic here: you want to grind faster, you need more force. Increase in burr size comes with a penalty, which can only be overcome by gearing (easier to turn, but slower to grind again). This thing is huge and seems like it would be difficult to grip by anyone with small hands. The two videos I have seen show that; the person grinding in all cases appears to have a death grip on the grinder (which I find even with my Helor).
I'm Canadian, I'd love to support the project (and the price is right if the game they talk is real), but I'd like to see a bit more transparency with the community at large.