jyustman Senior Member Joined: 3 Jan 2013 Posts: 1 Location: New York Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013, 4:58pm Subject: Pre-fall 2011 Baratza Vario: Return or new faceplate
I recently ordered a new Baratza Vario, but it seems to be old stock because it has the faceplate without the letters and numbers. Should I return the unit or have them send me the new faceplate? My concern is that Baratza may have made subtle improvements that I will miss out on.
Edit: Disregard. The vendor is replacing without any hassle thankfully.
MJJ Senior Member Joined: 2 Jan 2013 Posts: 37 Location: Montreal Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Rancilio Silvia PID Grinder: Baratza Vario Drip: Hario V60
Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013, 8:41pm Subject: Re: Pre-fall 2011 Baratza Vario: Return or new faceplate
Hi, They might send you a new the newest faceplate (perhaps in exchange for the other one). They have made at least one minor change, summer 2012 as far as I know from my correspondence with them. They've beefed up the plastic tabs that hold the top burr carrier in place, this makes more accurate shifting between espresso and filter/coarser grinds, overall improved accuracy and stability. They sent me this new part as I had an older one with some accuracy problems on a refurb I had just bought from them. It really holds the top burr in there tightly and they've since made a burr removal tool to make it easier to get the top burr out (sells for $10 on their website). I just noticed you are returning it, well then you should have this improvement! -Matt
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