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Posted Sat Jun 21, 2014, 3:42pm
Subject: Mazzer Mini E factory grind setting
 

Hi all.

I received my Mazzer Mini E (Type A) today and I'm curious to know if there's something amiss.
I've read much about people's experiences that the factory grind setting is close to good for them. I know it depends on what they're grinding for, beans etc, but I'm often reading the factory setting is somewhere ~4–5 on the setting disc. My grinder came with the sticker setting between 8 and 0 (see attachment). This seems counter intuitive to me, where somewhere in the middle of the range 4 or 5 seems to be a more reasonable "starting point".

I've twisted the disc roughly half an inch to the finer setting (so the notch is a little closer to the eight) and began to hear the blades touching. I have not run anything through the grinder yet.

What do you think? is it just an arbitrary setting? Has something been not seated properly?

As an aside, the grinder came with 5 shots on the grind-o-meter™ and there were a few visible grinds in the blade area. More grinds fell out of the screw holes when I screwed/unscrewed the little adjustment handle. I assume Mazzer test their grinders with a few shots of beans before leaving the factory (?).

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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2014, 2:31am
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The numbers on the adjustment ring are there only to give you a reference point if you are changing the grind level.  

They do not have an absolute value.  It differs on every individual grinder, which is why Mazzer test them all before shipping, and give you a sticker "starting point".

The grinder is fine. Hope you enjoy using it.
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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2014, 5:16am
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Thanks for the info.
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Posted Sun Jun 22, 2014, 9:10am
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I second the above and in addition when you change the burrs, the zero point and the grind point will change too.

 
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