I have a policy of selling grinders that I’m not using and that’s what I ended up doing with the 2x VS3s. I had become a bit busy with the Duos and DF64Vs.
But I regretted selling them and so recently acquired a couple of Gen 2 models along with the various burr sets.
A grind time of 80 seconds (city roast) is mitigated by using that time to heat/flush the portafilter basket, dry it, pop a filter paper in the bottom and the dosing funnel on top.
Once I’ve used the Gen 2 for a month or three I’ll post an updated review. The grinder is special enough to warrant it, especially when I take into account the upgrades in Gen 2 and other things I’ve learned about it, including a greater appreciation of the burr options other than my go-to burr set being the Hypernova.
For the price point, the VS3 is very impressive.