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How can I tell the difference between an AP and a BG Burr?

The difference in the burrs as you can see in the image is that the BG burr upper teeth (cutting surface) (photo on the right), is flatter than the AP burr which has sharper pointed upper teeth (photo on the left). This variation in the cutting surface of the burrs is what creates the grind

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My Sette 270W seems to be inconsistent in dosing

The 270W scale is sensitive to vibration and rocking motions. The durometer of the 270W feet has been altered, making the feet softer so they do a far superior job of dampening vibration that causes scale issues such as inaccuracy, multiple tare cycles and brief run times. Additionally, the rear foot may not make adequate

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I’m having problems getting the lower burr reinstalled

If, after removing the lower burr/adjustment assembly, you are unable to reinstall it – its as if the parts are not inserting far enough to seat properly, it probably means that there is an accumulation of coffee grounds preventing reinstallation of the lower burr/adjustment assembly. Follow this easy step to clear the coffee.

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Is it possible to calibrate the Sette? (updated)

Yes it is possible to calibrate the grinder finer for espresso with the addition of some shims, which are included with your grinder. If you did not receive a package with shims please email Support@Baratza.com. We will send you a pack with instructions for installation and usage. Currently, we do not recommend calibrating the Sette for coarser

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What is the ACAIA App about?

This grinder was designed using the weighing technology of Acaia, giving precise and accurate weight based dosing, with the revolutionary ability to grind by weight directly into a portafilter, a first for the home espresso enthusiast! In addition, the 270W will be available in the future with Bluetooth capabilities designed by Acaia (not Baratza) to monitor, log and

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Will the adjustable arms take all size portafilters?

Yes, we have re-designed the arms and the portafilter hook, since the initial tester Settes, to accommodate portafilters from sizes 49mm to 58mm. The rubber sleeves on the arms are fully rotational allowing you the option to position them in a way that best suits the tool/brew-method you are using – portafilter, grounds bin, Hario, Kalita

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What’s this we hear about another burr for the Sette?

We’re excited to announce the availability of a 2nd burr for the Sette Series! Since we first designed the Sette Series, we’d always had it in our minds to offer multiple burrs and we now have made that happen – one optimized for espresso and the other for brew/filter. The Sette 270 and Sette 270W

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What kind of plastic do you use in the bin?

We use ABS plastic for the bin which is food safe, the plastic does have IDP properties. Years ago we used an anti-static coating on the bins that would decrease in functionality over time and could also decrease in functionality from being washed. However, we currently use, and have been using for 9 years, ABS

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What’s the issue with static?

Grinding coffee is an inherently messy business and we’ve done what we can to reduce discharge on your counter. With most coffee beans the static on the Sette is very minimal. Certain coffee beans can be much worse than others. We have two approaches to dealing with the mess. One is we are continuing to

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The Sette sounds loud, why?

Yes, the Sette is a bit louder than some of our other grinders and we don’t recommend you sitting it next to your sleeping partner when you want to grind coffee! However, the reason for this is really the components we have used to best meet the price point we were after. If we loaded

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Will the Sette be NSF certified?

No, because it would require a total redesign of the weight system and adjustment, due to the gaps we deliberately designed for the scale to “float” and the adjustment ring/grinding mechanism to be isolated from the structure for noise. Both of these areas are considered “splash zones” so the gap limit is VERY small.

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What is the life expectancy of the Sette?

The motor is the limiting factor in duty cycle and life expectancy. The Motor of the Sette is rated for 150 hours. A double shot of espresso (18gr) takes about 5 seconds of grind time. If you make 10 double espressos per day, the grinder will last 24 YEARS. If you make 100 double shots/day,

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What is the duty cycle of the Sette?

The Sette was designed for a maximum of 2 lbs (1 kg) per day, with an espresso duty cycle of 10%. We want to remind everyone buying the Sette grinder that it was designed for home use (short duration grinding). The Sette grinds fast and has a consistent grind profile. As a result, some professionals

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