OK31 wrote:Anyway, so silly question how far do you guys rotate the PF dead center or past ? Why and what if any benefit is there to turning past center? It won't really raise the PF any higher will it?
I think it is typical that as you wear in the machine you will rotate the PF farther and farther. Mine now consistently rotates to about 40 degrees right of center.
So back to the previous question if I'm getting 2:1 in 30sec based on timed shots and it cuts off at 30sec then I'm golden? Should I keep trying to outbarista the machine and have it volume pull 2:1 in 30sec start to finish?
Remember, these are all guidelines. My guideline is 35 seconds on the shot clock - 10 second preinfusion, 25 seconds after the first drop. I can +/- that a bit (although more on the plus than the minus -- 30 seconds or less results in a bad shot, while I can get good shots all the way up to 50+ seconds).
So the reason I'm trying to understand is why would you want to use volumetric?
You don't. Only use the Manual button.
maybe vst baskets - not sure why I'd need those,
Some people love them, I've never used them. The Breville baskets seem excellent, by my limited standards.
but any true benefit to a funnel like tidaka, decent espresso or OE?
Depends on your grinder. I've got a Vario-W and notice definite improvement with WDT, so I use a OE funnel.
Last question and this is me being a little bit of an @$$ but the unit out of the box shows some markings and deep albeit very subtle scratches in a few spots. Possibly production line or maybe if/when they test the units before sending? Should I drop it and enjoy the unit or...
This depends on you. Will it frustrate you every time you see it? Or will you let it go an be fine? If it will bother you, take the hassle of getting it replaced.
The first time I powered the unit on there was also a bit of a plastic smell but seems to have dicipated. Thoughts?
This has also been reported. I don't know of anybody who has had this be a long term issue.
Hope this helps!