Given some of the past feelings I’ve seen about the Vario, was in 2 minds about our posting but..
Wow. Now I know there are views on the naming of the adjustments and even if it works. Maybe I’m lucky and the Mahlkonig version had finer tolerances than later versions but fitting the new metal components and there was zero wiggle which meant zero need or possibility for aligning the lower burr carrier.
The upper burr screws in and again appears to be great accurate tolerance and I got clean wipe so I’m happy. I’ll check again and shim if necessary but the metal appears to be a great upgrade.
The steel burrs once aligned to touch point chucked out Turkish grinds they were so fine to the point I’ve backed off a 20 plus settings. Even then the first shot choked. A couple more (dialing in is quicker now) and it’s close.
They appear nice and even and I’ll update on the taste as I dial in.
But wow it’s slow. 18 seconds to 40 for 20g but hopefully it’s worth it.