Very nice little coffee mill. It’s practical, sturdy, looks good and seems to be well made. Functional and simple with no frills and does the job. It has the advantage that the coffee is collected in a glass jar, which comes with a screw-down stopper. There’s no mess and you can see what you are doing. The fineness of the grind can be adjusted relatively easily – you have to unscrew the nut that secures the handle and then turn a knurled knob clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on whether you want coarser of finer coffee. The grind takes a modicum of effort. If you are doing just enough for one or two cups there’s no difficulty. If you were grinding enough for a few days it’s would get quite tiring.
The master of hand grinders. The hario skerton is everything it is set up to be – a good strong reliable manual grinder, that is suitably portable to take travellingthe hopper is large enough for a sizeable grind – i use this daily for a 6 cup cafetiere, and there is more than enough room for something double the sizethe inclusion of a seal for the jar means you can take beans with you when you travel and keep them air tight and fresh when you are not using themthe adjustable bur gives you total control over your grinding – be aware, though, as with all hario gear, the instructions are in japanese, you will need to google for the settings you are looking for based on the grind/brew you are aftera must have, even more so when it is on special (as it was when i got this).
2XHario Medium Glass Hand Coffee Grinder with Ceramic Burrs, Clear
- Ergonomic Design
Does the job perfectly, seems well built, robust and the metal and plastic parts feel like good quality. I used cheap electric coffee grinders (the ones with the blade) and they always gave me inconsistent results: by the time i got everything ground to the desired size, part of the coffee became dust clogging my espresso machine. You know the feeling if you are reading this. ;)this grinder gives consistent results every time. Changing the grind size is easy and makes a real difference. My grinder came with full english instructions with photos exlaining disassembly, cleaning and changing the grind size – despite other reviews here. For operating the grinder you need a good grip on the bottom part but turning is not too hard and you have enough coffee for a single shot just under a minute. (i’m using a rather fine setting and it takes about 90 turns)all in all, i’m very happy with this grinder and i would definitely recommend it.
2XHario Medium Glass Hand Coffee Grinder with Ceramic Burrs, Clear : Does the job, good value for money, but uncomfortable to hold and handle loosens easily. . I’m giving it 4 stars because it is cheap, but it has quite a few flaws. I have hario’s wooden grinder also, and though it holds a lot less beans and has other flaws, it is easier to hold and easier to grind with. Pros:-holds quite a lot of beans and grinds-grinds fairly quickly-decent grind for espressocons:-the handle loosens very quickly and you need to constantly tighten the bolt at the top-it is fairly wide so it’s not very comfortable to hold-with harder beans it gets jammed easily and makes grinding very difficult (because of the problems noted above)-as pointed out by other users, the burrs will not stay in line if you want a coarser grind so this is not suitable for getting an even medium-coarse grind. Overall i prefer hario’s wooden hand grinder, but this is still good value for money despite these issues.