This adjustable ceramic burr grinder chews through coffee beans with a simple turn of the crank handle. Grind coarse for press coffees, extra-fine for espresso and everything in between—the ceramic grinding mechanism cuts beans into a uniform consistency for maximum flavor extraction. Ground coffee falls into a glass base that includes a cork for easy transport and to seal in freshness. Thanks to a nonslip silicone base, the grinder stays put during use. Attractive heritage-inspired design adds a stylish touch to any countertop. Crafted in Japan since 1921, Hario coffee tools are widely recognized for their quality and innovation.
Material: Ceramic, glass, silicone, cork
Care: Dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 4¼" x 6¾" x 8¼"
Capacity: 120 g
Warranty: Warranted against manufacturer defects
Made in Japan
Since 1921, Hario products have been made by the most skillful and experienced craftsmen in Japan. Hario places the highest value on high-quality, well-designed functional products.
Aesthetically beautiful grinder, but terrible results.
This is a seriously beautiful grinder, but it's really poorly designed. I returned mine and definitely would not recommend buying one. -The hopper (the cup that holds the beans while grinding) is small and very short, which results in the beans flying all over the place while grinding. -Because the base is so wide, it's nearly impossible to grip the thing while grinding. So you end up expending a lot of energy trying to stabilize it instead of trying to grind your beans. Super hard to hold onto=super hard to grind beans. -Once you've ground your beans, it's not easy to dump the grounds anywhere because you have to hold the whole thing upside down in order to dump it. So it's messy and awkward to get grounds out of it, unless you scoop them out, which is time-consuming. -The handle feels super solid, but because it's reach is so much wider than the body of the grinder, it makes grinding beans really difficult because the whole thing wobbles about while you're grinding.
Couldn't be more pleased with the design, quality, and results of this grinder. It takes me about 12 minutes of relaxed grinding to prepare the 2 oz of beans I use for morning pour-overs. Unlike an electric blade coffee grinder, the grind is uniform, the sound is minimal - and the difference in taste is real.
Good things are worth the effort. Highly recommended.
This coffee grinder is somewhat labor intensive. So unless you are really about chasing the perfect cup/shot, then this grinder may not be for you. However, there are a few things I have found to make this a less burdensome task. Because of its wide base, it can be somewhat difficult to grind on top of a counter. Therefore, I don't recommend grinding on top of a counter. Instead, I recommend grinding using counter pressure.
I prefer applying pressure at three points to prevent rocking: the lower part of the base, the upper part of the canister (opposite side from where I'm applying pressure on the base), and the bean holder (opposite of where I'm applying pressure to the upper part of the canister). I'm doing this by sitting and using my thighs to grip the canister, one hand to grip the bean holder, and one hand to grind. This might sound like a lot of work ... it's more like a medium amount of work. The first few times were difficult. I can load and grind enough for two cups in about 45 seconds now. I've had my grinder for only a few weeks. Towards the end of my grind (when the risk of projectiles is high) I put on the dome lid to cover the bean holder.
The lid is truly the one thing I don't like and that is because it can easily fly off (which is why I wait until the end of the grind). It would be nice if in future designs they designed a lip for it to clip into. I have thought about applying a little tape on the inside and across the gap underneath the handle to try and make it more secure, but have yet to do so.
[The Grind] You can get all kinds of grinds with this machine. It will take some experimenting to find the perfect grind. (Note: If you are looking for a Turkish grind, get prepared for a workout!) I recommend dialing down the burr setting all the way, then dialing it back and logging how many rotations back you used. You can track the grinds and coffee flavor to find the perfect grind for your device and taste preference.
[Conclusion] If you don’t mind a little bit of work, are excited about experimentation, and obsess over the perfect cup of coffee, then this grinder is for you.
Please explain difference of Skerton model grinder and the new ceramic burr grinder by Hario?? Thank you
A shopper on Sep 28, 2014
Best Answer:The answer above is inaccurate. The skerton model has a plastic hopper, and a screw top. The newer ceramic model (both have ceramic burrs by the way) with bronze and glass has a smaller, metal hopper and a metal clasp instead of a screw top. I bought the new brass/metal version and immediately returned it because of its super poor performance. You can read my review for more info.