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Hario MSS-1B 1-Piece Coffee Mini Mill Slim Grinder
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- Sleek, slim design makes it easy for storage
- Easy to clean, easy to use
- Can be stored without the handle
- Beautiful ceramic mill, does not rust
- Consistent grind for perfect, fresh coffee
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Enjoy the taste of freshly ground coffee at home any time.
Ceramic mortar has no odor, does not rust. The coarse powder is adjustable simply by turning the knob; also, you can calibrate the amount of ground through the transparent bottle. When not in use, you can store the grinder without the handle.
Secure design makes for easier grinding. Easy to clean with disassembled parts, has a slim design saves space.
1 x Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, Mini
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First one I ordered on October 16th 2016 from the seller "Always Great Buy" (fullfilled by Amazon), which was automatically selected for me, by being the cheapest I presume. Only £0.50 cheaper than the one sold directly by Amazon btw. It broke after 9 days and going through about 500gr of coffee beans. The plastic/nylon part sitting inside the inner ceramic burr unit wore off and the handle would spin the metal shaft inside the plastic part, without being able to move the burr.
I contacted Hario directly by email (email@example.com). They asked me to provide some close-up photos and in the following email informed that my mill was counterfeit. I attached a screenshot of the PDF they sent me on how to tell apart genuine product from fake. They advised me to order directly from Amazon, avoiding third party sellers. Apparently there's a good number of fakes on the market and they're not all that easy to tell apart, unless you know what to look for. Seller being fullfilled by Amazon is not a guarantee of receiving genuine product.
I have placed another order, now making sure I picked one "Sold by: Amazon EU S.a.r.L.". You need to go to the list of sellers and select "Amazon", if it's not offered to you by default. It arrived yesterday and it is indeed that slightly different from the first one (darker plastic parts, less sloppy mold marks). I'm hoping the materials are in fact more durable, but I will update this review, if something worth mentioning happens.
Both genuine and counterfeit say "Made in China". They're identical in size.Read more ›
My expectation were fulfilled - this is an excellent grinder, and does everything exactly as you would want and expect.
1. Build quality: second to none, 5/5
You can really tell this thing is made in Japan and not in China. All parts fit together perfectly, the finish is flawless and the operation is smooth. Ceramic burrs will never rust and wear extremely slowly.
The person mentioning nut failures must have used it to hammer nails or something because this is a VERY SOLIDLY made item. Only way to improve it, would be to use wood or toughened glass instead of plastic (I am no fan of plastics in general) - but at this price you really couldn't ask for better.
2. Ease of use: very easy, but instructions are in Japanese, 4/5
It will take you a while initially to figure out how to use it, because it comes with no instructions in English. But because it is a very simple device, there is not a lot to figure out, really: the top handle comes off, the clear top cover comes off, the clear container screws on and off, and the adjustment nut is under the burrs. That's it.
3. Practicality: Very good 4.5/5
Let's start with the grind adjustment: the adjustment nut has locking "steps" and because of that it takes a bit of effort to turn it - but on the other hand it always stays in position, so this is a good thing. Also, the steps make it easy to aim for the desired grind coarseness.
Grinding itself is easy and only slightly tedious - will usually take between a minute and four minutes, depending on your coarseness and quantity and size of your beans (bigger will take longer).Read more ›
The handle has a pentagonal socket which fits over the drive shaft: this gives good leverage and doesn't come off while grinding, unless you're clumsy. Getting it off is a different matter - a problem exacerbated by use. It is extremely stiff after use, stuck in place! The drive shaft top is becoming scored and gouged, very obviously damaged, even though I'm not overloading the grinder or using excessive force. I tend to leave it until next time, when the thing has sort of relaxed a bit, and even then it takes some fiddling and levering to prise off the handle. This makes the whole structure bend and twist, and I'm concerned it might break after a while.
Maybe I have a duff example - I don't know.
EDIT - two months later... Maybe I do have a duff example, or maybe this grinder is not what it's cracked up to be: the grind handle has scored the spindle so badly that it's slipping, and if I were to continue it would I am sure be useless within a couple of days. Fortunately Amazon is taking it back for a refund - but this grinder is very poor, to die after a mere two months' use. I haven't overloaded it: the manuf's spec is that it will grind up to 24gm of beans, and mostly I've used it to grind 15gm - not daily, in fact it wasn't used at all for over three weeks while I was abroad. I suspect poor steel quality - made in China....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product broken within only 1 week of use - the plastic bit in the middle now freely rotates about the crank meaning it wont grind anything. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Roddy MacEachern
The item broke / got irreversibly stuck after 1.5 months of use (grinding coffee once a day) - no chance to dismantle it either. Not a Swarovski quality at all!Published 14 days ago by Dora Dora
I've used it around 2 months now and it's a decent Hand grinder, although not very consistent grind produced. At least it keeps me going making a freshly ground cup of coffeePublished 15 days ago by Caesarizk
Quality piece of kit. Has adjustable grind settings for fine or course grinds. Handy if you travel and need a decent grinder for the road.Published 19 days ago by Barry
After about a month of use it broke somehow in the gear system :( bummer cause it was great until then.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Had this less than 2 months and although it grinded coffee really well it has decided to stop grinding (the middle now spins freely). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer