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Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder

  • $49.95
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EcoFriendly This durable and compact coffee mill provides perfect grinding control for your chosen brewing method. Ceramic conical burrs don’t produce the heat that can adversely affect your coffee’s essential oils, and have no metal odor and will never rust. Burrs easily adjust to produce a range of grind sizes, from superfine espresso to coarse for French press brewing. Mill bottom twists off for easy access to ground coffee.

Ergonomically designed crank handle is removable for compact storage and easy travel. Detachable base holds whole coffee beans, detaches and seals with included lid to store coffee and keep it fresh. No-slip rubber base keeps the mill in place during grinding. 3½" diam. x 7½" h. Glass bottom is dishwasher safe, wipe clean with damp cloth the top portion with grinder. Made in Japan.
 
  • Care: Glass bottom is dishwasher safe, wipe clean with damp cloth the top portion with grinder
  • Dimensions: 3½" diam. x 7½" h
  • Material: Plastic, glass and ceramic
BENEFITS:
  • Durable and compact coffee mill
  • Perfect grinding control for your chosen brewing method
  • Ceramic conical burrs don’t produce the heat that can adversely affect your coffee’s essential oils
  • Burrs have no metal odor and will never rust
  • Burrs easily adjust to produce a range of grind sizes, from superfine espresso to coarse for French press brewing
  • Mill bottom twists off for easy access to ground coffee
  • Ergonomically designed crank handle is removable for compact storage and easy travel
  • Detachable base holds whole coffee beans, detaches and seals with included lid to store coffee and keep it fresh
  • No-slip rubber base keeps the mill in place during grinding
  • Made in Japan
 
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"Sturdy, reasonably priced, great for finer grind"
For under $50, this sturdily-built model allows us to grind beans fit for espresso but also french press coffee*. Initially, adjustments were a little tricky, but we solved this problem by taking a few steps. First, we took apart and cleaned everything. Secondly, we screwed everything back together as tightly as we could. Third, we used a sharpie pen to mark the 12 o'clock position on both the protruding tip of the axle and the cog that screws onto the axle.

Then through a little trial and error, we determined our preferred settings for french press coffee and espresso, given our personal taste and our particular coffee pot/machine. For french press coffee, we loosen the burrs counterclockwise one full turn -- 360?. The sharpie markings should be lined up. For espresso, we loosen the burrs only half a turn -- by 180? -- so that the sharpie markings are opposite each other.

Using this grinder requires more labor and time than the blade grinder we used to use. For french press coffee, I take about a minute to grind (~75 full turns). For espresso, it's a little over a minute (~100 turns). I don't mind because the results are worth it for me, and the way the burrs work to release the coffee bean aroma makes the process nice. (Our blade grinder took seconds, but the noise was jarring to the senses and the grind was far from uniform.) The slight hassle of changing the settings between coarser and finer grind doesn't bother us much since we rarely switch between the ""french press grind"" setting and the ""espresso grind"" setting. We love it.

* There is a lower-bearing/stabilizing kit that people can order separately elsewhere to fix the problem of an inconsistent coarse grind. We haven't needed it, but there is one available.

** When changing the grind settings, we quickly learned that it's really important to clean out any bits of coffee stuck between the ceramic burrs. That way, the burrs can be aligned better. Without doing so, the resulting coarseness might be off
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February 18, 2013
It Grinds, It Has A Lid, It's Awesome!
First off, I am a coffee freak! I have four different kinds of coffee maker and I'm thinking of buying a fifth. I was in the market for a new grinder and I considered models in the $200 range which are really great and have lots of cool features. I bought a new Technivorm coffee maker and was awed by the simplicity so I thought, "Why not try the hand crank coffee grinder?" I'm glad I did! First off this product is great looking and appears to be made of high quality materials (glass, silicone, steel, very nice looking plastic and ceramic). Second, I am guessing in the beginning this item didn't include a lid; my purchase included a silicone lid that slips over the handle and fits snugly on top after the grind has been adjusted and the crank secured. Third, the grind for pour over (which is technically what the Technivorm is) is superb. I spent a couple hours with some cheap beans getting the grind just right. Fourth and finally, the operation is smooth, I ground a hopper full of beans in a few minutes sitting on the sofa with the Skerton between my legs - one needn't do this, but it seemed comfortable to me. I am hard to please where coffee gear is concerned, having returned any and all items that don't meet my standards - I will be keeping this grinder.

Oh, and if you find the instructions hard to follow (seem straight forward to me, but maybe mine were different than past versions of this product) take a moment and search for a video online and you will have all the information you'll need.
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August 25, 2014
Don't Get It
I just purchased this because I wanted to try grinding my own coffee. I should have purchased an electric one. This thing is ridiculous. I takes a lot of effort and sweat to grind with it and not really get any good grinds out of it. The directions were useless, took forever to find them in English. I guess I'm just not a coffee snob. Although I do love, love a good cup of coffee. I am returning it
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March 1, 2014
A grinder that doesn't grind.
I really wanted to like the Hario. I was looking for a non-electric model, after my 4-year-old dropped my Braun, ending 25 years of beautiful problem-free grinding. But no matter how much I adjusted the screws, the Hario let whole beans slip through. The resulting grind was the consistency of wood shavings. I gave up after 3 weeks
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April 6, 2012
 

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