Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Machines
Reasons for fast shots other than grinder {Resolved, post#40}
Cafe Solutions
Commercial sales and service, nationwide installation, equipment leasing options.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Reasons for fast...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 5 of 5 first page previous page
Author Messages
MisterJohnnyT
Senior Member


Joined: 13 Jan 2012
Posts: 62
Location: S.E. Florida
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Compak K3 Touch
Posted Wed Jun 20, 2012, 4:38pm
Subject: Re: Reasons for fast shots other than grinder
 

toenail Said:

Seriously? You got a bum grinder out of the box and are ready to trash the manufacturer on a public forum?

Posted June 17, 2012 link

Seriously?  You don't look into the whole story and are ready to trash a user on a public forum?

The grinder worked fine out of the box... for a week.  I know in my thread I said it might have been broken since I got it, but in retrospect I didn't mean to write that.  It broke after a week of careful use, and I have read NUMEROUS other accounts of people having similar problems all traced back to el cheapo plastic parts.  If I had never personally used that grinder, THEN it would be wrong for me to trash it.  I did personally use it, and I did personally observe it's shoddiness.  It uses cheap thin plastic for load-bearing parts, so they DESERVE to be trashed.  That being said, I did purchase a Baratza Maestro grinder for my wife to use with drip coffee.  It is only infrequently used and never used on too fine a setting, which will hopefully help it to last a bit longer than the twice/thrice-daily used preciso.


I'm glad the OP of this thread was able to resolve his issues.  I too have personally communicated with Bill C, and I agree with Gig's "lessons learned" regarding him.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
naimnut
Senior Member


Joined: 13 Jul 2011
Posts: 66
Location: Seattle area
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus II
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Braun Aeromaster
Posted Thu Jun 21, 2012, 6:01am
Subject: Re: Reasons for fast shots other than grinder
 

MisterJohnnyT Said:

Seriously?  You don't look into the whole story and are ready to trash a user on a public forum?
...  It uses cheap thin plastic for load-bearing parts

Posted June 20, 2012 link

My recollection is that in the thread titled something like "Baratza Vario Owners thread" the question of the use of plastic parts is clearly addressed by Baratza. The key is the idea that the use of plastic is carefully selected. The plastic parts are designed to play a role protecting other, more costly and technically complex components in the grinder. For example, there is a plastic part designed to fail in order to protect the motor and circuit card from being fried should the grinder run into a pebble or get jammed due to how it is being operated.

In the Vario owners thread I think Baratza consistently has demonstrated a responsiveness and extremely high focus on customer satisfaction. My purpose here is simply to provide an alternate perspective on Baratza and the Vario in particular.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
showing page 5 of 5 first page previous page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Reasons for fast...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Commercial Equipment
Nuova Simonelli, La Marzocco, Rancilio. Nationwide installation. Instant financing options.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.409955978394)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+