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I have a Hario Skerton currently that works fine. Looking for a second manual grinder for the office. Wonder how this compares.
I have a Kyocera one. Not sure if yours is ceramic, but mine is and I think we're better off with that.
Another thing I noticed is that there is no rubber grip on the bottom of the container. I've found the rubber useful as it allows me to plant the jar and concentrate more strength in the grinding rather than trying to hold the jar.
This looks like one of the many Hario "homages" - from the pictures, I'm assuming the burr is ceramic, but it doesn't say in the description. Price is decent. Interestingly, I broke the original cannister on my Hario and found that it fit on a small Mason jar just fine - and it's a little easier to grip than the original flared container (granted, no rubber bottom on my Mason jar, but I hold it in the air while grinding anyways). For those wondering about espresso grind - you should be able to adjust it fine enough, but you'll be cranking for a while.
Yeah, can't tell from the pictures if the burr is ceramic or not and it does not mention in the description either.
The Skerton and Kyocera grinders are almost identical. I've compared both.
I think Kyocera is actually the oem manufacturer for the ceramic components, I too doubt that this would
be an upgrade over those two grinders.
I also have the smaller Porlex, which I feel produces a slightly more consistent grind.
They carry this at Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's all stainless.
SO this is a burr grinder and not a chopper masher thing?
The burr is clearly not stainless. It could be ceramic, but it's hard to tell from pictures.
It does look like it's ceramic from the one top down picture.
Also the burr assembly looks remarkably similar to the Hario Skerton, which means it has the same issue with the grind size adjustment being a bit fiddly, especially if you disassemble your grinder frequently to clean it.
The Porlex grinders actually have clicks you can count when you set the grind size, so you can consistently reset it back to your preferred settings after taking it apart without the guesswork and trial and error.