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  1. L Grace
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nifty burr grinder for travel or for anyone who needs to save kitchen space, December 21, 2015
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    L Grace

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    I ordered this manual grinder because I only drink two cups of coffee a day and I don’t have the space for a larger, electric burr grinder. I’ve had it about a month now and use it nearly every day.

    WELL-MADE

    The grinder is well made, with excellent craftsmanship. Several people asked whether the window is plastic or glass. Some responders said theirs was glass, others that it was plastic. My unit has a removable clear plastic cup for catching the ground coffee. This cup fills the slot in the see-through window.

    USING THE GRINDER

    It takes about five minutes to grind the two scoops of coffee I use each day. Someone younger and stronger could probably do it in one or two. I don’t mind the effort when I have a leisurely morning. It gives me a little additional upper body exercise, which I need at my age. When I had the flu, however, I had no strength to manage the grinder.

    Some folks said they had trouble keeping the grinder handle on the unit while grinding. I don’t have that problem. I do have difficulty holding the narrow unit stable throughout the grinding process. My hands are small and old and don’t grip as well as they used to. A stabilizing foot would be most helpful.

    ISSUES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

    According to the description, one should be able to adjust the grind from fine to coarse, but there is no mention in the instructions that came with the unit how to do this, and no markings on the unit to help one intuit it. Also missing: Instructions on how properly to disassemble for cleaning, then reassemble.

    The company sent a very nice email after the product shipped, asking me to let them know of any concerns I had about the unit. I mentioned the gripping issue, the plastic cup, and I asked them how to adjust the grind and to disassemble for cleaning. They kindly responded fairly quickly. They have no plans to solve the gripping issue because the unit is designed to fit inside a certain kind of coffee maker. They are working on an all-stainless steel (no plastic) version of the grinder. They are also working on improving their cleaning instruction sheet as well as preparing a how-to video.

    To adjust the grind, turn the black knob at the bottom of the grinding mechanism one way or another. You have to guess until you get the right grind for you.

    If you pull the grinding mechanism apart to clean the burrs, watch out for the spring, as it can pop out rather quickly. Getting the mechanism back together after cleaning is difficult for me, especially trying to get that spring back in just right. The cleaning brush that came with the grinder already shows significant signs of wear, and I’ve only disassembled the grinder twice.

    I’m giving this grinder four stars because it is so well made and because of the good customer service so far. I can’t give it five stars because of the lack of instructions and the difficulty keeping it stable while grinding, but I do recommend it, especially for those with strong arms and hands.

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  2. Lin H.
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I like it but probably not for everyone, May 2, 2016
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    Lin H.

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    First of all, I like it, This little thing does its job. It’s small and simple and doesn’t require power.(well, human power lol) I believe that’s the way to make coffee. I’ve been using it for couple months now and the grinder still works very well.

    But I felt this is really not designed for everyone because it required a lot of strength and time.
    I like to spend time “training” my hand muscle and kinda get used to it but there are many occasions that I let my friends try, and they all shocked how i can do it every day. They said it’s tiring to use.

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  3. Anonymous
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I like it so far, December 24, 2015
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    Joe

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    I like it so far. The grind is consistent and good to my liking. It appears to be adjustable on the bottom by spinning the bolt, but the default setting works well for me and my coffee. It’s comfortable in the hand while cranking on the handle. The stainless steel also looks great. I also appreciate that it came with a storage bag and a cleaning brush. I am keeping this at the office, so that is a nice touch.

    I bought it with my AeroPress because of the good reviews and the indication that the burr grinder “is designed to work perfectly with Aeropress!” I was expecting it to fit snuggly directly into the Aeropress cylinder or funnel. However, it’s too small to form a fit with the AeroPress cylinder (so it leaves wiggle room while you’re cranking on the thing) and too big to fit into the opening of the funnel. Not that big of a deal.

    I would recommend this product to others.

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