This great manual coffee grinder is made with high quality materials and looks great as well. It grinds coffee well at the fine to medium setting, but the quality using the coarse setting may be questionable. Still, the better alternatives can only be had at much higher price points.
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Pro Excellent quality for a low price
This grinder is relatively cheap, but it has really good components such as the ceramic burrs and the finely crafted glassware. It has a simple design, but it still looks good without having excess decorations. It can easily fit in with the looks of your kitchen.
Pro Great for use at home
This grinder is great to have in your house so you can serve coffee to family, friends or guests. Although the capacity (100 g/3.5 oz) is not exceptionally large, but in a single grind you can make enough coffee for multiple cups.
Pro Easy to clean
Wiping the ceramic burrs with a damp cloth and brushing out the bean hopper once a week is enough to keep the coffee grinder in top working condition and retain the flavor of your coffee.
Pro Can be used anywhere
This grinder can be used anywhere because it does not require electricity. Whether you're at home, traveling or even outdoors, it's ready to be used anytime.
Pro Simple to use
This grinder is very simple to use. You just have to open the lid, pour in some beans, close the lid and start grinding them. Once finished, the coffee will be collected collected in the glass container at the base. The glass container is transparent, so you can easily see how much coffee it has in it.
Pro Quiet to operate
This grinder is manually operated and only produces a light grinding noise. This is much quieter than any electric grinder, since they operate at high speeds and generate a loud noise.
Pro Durable burrs
The burrs are made out of ceramic, which is more durable than steel and can remain sharp twice as long as steel burrs. They are however, not as sharp as steel burrs. Despite the durability, the burrs can be easily damaged if there is a hard or metallic object mixed in with the coffee beans.
Con The glass pieces are easy to break
While the glass is of high quality, it can still break pretty easily. A fall from most counters will shatter it immediately. This is also means it's not very suitable for travel as a strong enough impact to your bag/luggage can shatter it easily.
Con Convoluted grind adjustment
Adjusting the grind setting can be pretty convoluted for new users, as you are required to disassemble the grinder, adjust the grind adjustment nut and then put everything back together. If you like to change your grind often, this can get quite tedious.
Con Uneven grind consistency
The larger the grind setting, the more difficult it is to retain grind consistency. This is due to reduced stability of the burrs at coarser settings. Fine and medium grinds will be great, but most coarse grinds will turn out uneven. This can be circumvented via modifications, but these will void your warranty.
Con Time consuming and tiring
This coffee grinder is manually operated, so finer grinds take more time and consume more energy. This is not the ideal choice for people that spend their mornings in a hurry or those who dislike additional exercise early in the morning.