Are you talking about the modification to the setting levers? If you are, I would imagine that they are installed since that is an update/upgrade to the Vario. Did you request the parts? Check to see if they are already installed
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS contact Baratza and they will send you a couple of shims in an envelope. Most of the new grinders won't need them, at least that is Baratza's hope. Mine did need them and a couple of emails later they were in the mail along with a link to the video for shimming the set levers.
No shims ship with new units, so you aren't missing anything.
Posted Wed Mar 26, 2014, 6:18pm Subject: Re: grinder in the 300-400$ range
I got my Vario refurb from Baratza. I've had it about 8 months or so and am tremendously happy. If the plastic-y look bothers you then get the Forte portaholder. I did it and love it. Not only does it look great, but it adds a significant chunk of weight (I wouldn't want the portaholder thrown at me) and rigidity compared to the plastic portaholder. I wouldn't think twice about getting a Vario.
jonr Senior Member Joined: 25 Jun 2013 Posts: 295 Location: Americas Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014, 5:53pm Subject: Re: grinder in the 300-400$ range
People often talk about how great their favorite grinder is, but once you look for blind taste tests using a variety of coffees and extraction parameters, you find very very little. And among "good" grinders, the differences are typically small with "better" being a matter of personal taste. Anyone have data showing otherwise?
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