Coffee Hand Grinder
Product DescriptionIn Japanese, HARIO means "The King of Glass". Since its founding in 1921, this Japanese company has been manufacturing glassware of the highest quality for general consumers and for industrial uses. This hand grinder has been designed by Hario to provide coffee lovers with an inexpensive means to have freshly-ground coffee, even while traveling with a light load.
- Manual coffee mill grinds beans to your desired texture
- Ceramic conical burrs ensure a precise, uniform grind.
- Nonslip rubber base keeps the mill in place during grinding.
- Ergonomically designed crank handle detaches for compact storage and easy travel.
- Stepped grind adjustment mechanism is easy to use and change
Top ReviewsBeware of clones
by PatC (5 out of 5 stars)
January 9, 2016
It's a long story why I have two hand grinders. One is a real Hario. The other is a copy. One works, one doesn't. They're both identical except the ceramic grinder. The Hario that's grey works great. The clone that's white can't even grind - it'll only crush. If you get one with the white ceramic, get rid of it.
like most of the reviewers
by Kindle Customer (3 out of 5 stars)
May 28, 2018
I purchased this coffee grinder January 2018. At first, like most of the reviewers , I thought it was great. Now, after the fourth cleaning and reassembly, not so much. The grind adjustment screw loosens during grinding now unless I tighten to the point of very fine as for espresso. I use the pour over which requires a medium grind but, the screw loosens and the grind has chunks. I have to constantly adjust during grinding. I do not recommend this product.
Excellent product, made better with this mod...
by R. K. McInish (5 out of 5 stars)
November 9, 2014
After reading what seems like hundreds of reviews for various mills and grinders, I settled on the Hario Ceramic Mill. I love this product! As others have pointed out, it's very well made, as well as easy to use and clean.
The thing is, if you're planning on brewing more than a cup at a time, it does take time and frankly can wear you out. I've been using the mill to grind coffee for use in a French Press, which highlights another shortcoming that has been mentioned by many reviewers. That is, when using it to grind coarser coffee (as for a press), the grinds can be inconsistent in size. That seems to be a result of two things: when you loosen the burr enough to produce the larger grinds and then turn the crank, the play in the axle moves the shaft back and forth allowing grinds of different sizes to get through.
Here's what I did. Removed the crank handle and replaced it with a "connecting nut", which is basically a nut about one inch long that fits the shaft. The size you need is metric 6 (or M6). It cost me $1 at a local hardware store. When I'm ready to grind the coffee, I put in the beans, put the cover on and attach my cordless drill to the connecting nut. It used to take more than 6 minutes to grind enough coffee for three cups by hand and now it takes no more than 90 seconds. Another benefit of this method is that the constant downward pressure of the drill on the shaft while grinding (as opposed the side to side pull of the crank) results in grinds that are very consistent in size - even when producing a course grind for a French Press!
Obviously, don't go full-speed on the drill. A slow and steady speed will do the job and not damage the beans or the grinder. Another tip is to hold the jar in one hand and the drill in the other while grinding rather than putting the jar on a counter. It can "wiggle" a little bit while grinding and your hands act as shock absorbers during the process, making it much easier.
Disappointed over time (1 yr+ review)
by Ben R. Boule (2 out of 5 stars)
December 31, 2018
The Skerton Pro was the 3rd grinder I've owned. I was using the JavaPresse before the Skerton, which is a lot cheaper.
I decided to try the Skerton hoping it would be lower effort. I found the JavaPresse slippery and over time was worried I was hurting my wrists.
The Skerton seemed much better at first but just like the JavaPresse as it wore it's internal parts it becomes more and more difficult to crank and the grind consistency started to get worse. The ceramic burrs are very durable but the plastic parts do wear and the shaft has more play in it after a year. When I first started using the Skerton I was mostly grinding for French Press. I would always have fines in the coffee but figured that was just how French Press was. Later I started using a 3 cup Moka Pot and a Hario V60. Both of these kept the fines out of the coffee but the inconsistency did affect flavor. But the big issue is when using the finer grinding settings particularly with lighter roasts the grinder tends to jam and the physical effort goes way up.
Before the Skerton and JavaPresse I had a $40 electric burr grinder. I might say the Skerton is better than electric grinders at that price point.
After getting a six cup Chemex and feeling like I was really in danger of giving myself an RSI from grinding I switched back to an electric grinder in the $100 range. The Skerton is absolutely no competition to the new electric grinder, the electric one at that price point produces a much much more consistent grind.
Good and bad - depends on what you are looking for but I think there is better value out there
by allan marcus (2 out of 5 stars)
October 22, 2018
High level summary: If you want to hand grind beans relatively quickly, this is a great option for the price. If you are looking for a very consistent grind, then I would look elsewhere.
This grinder is tough to use on a table because the rubber bottom doesn't do enough to secure it but it is also somewhat awkward to hold if you choose to lift it up while grinding. It has excellent grind speed but that doesn't mean anything to me if the grind is inconsistent, which it is.
I bought this as a potential upgrade to my cheaper javapresse. When it arrived, I used a bunch of old beans as a way to calibrate the grind settings to match what I liked from my javapresse. However, I quickly saw that it was less consistent than the cheaper grinder. After brewing some coffee with the hario ground beans, it simply didn't taste as good. I played around with it for a week or two and have not had my mind changed. I am definitely more picky than your average person but if you are looking into hand grinders then you are probably not too dissimilar from me. In my opinion, not worth the money.
The "stabilizer plate" does nothing
by Jacob (2 out of 5 stars)
January 14, 2018
I bought the "plus" because of the claims of the added stabilizer plate that is suppose to stabilize the burr and make it more consistent especially with more coarse grinds. After receiving it I was disappointed. The hole in the stabilizer plate is way too big to actually offer any benefit and the burr rocks back and forth making very inconsistent grinds. I attached two photos where you can see how much the rod can move within the stabilizer plate. I wouldn't have been upset since the price isn't very high but frustrating considering it is marketed as improved.
Love this grinder!
by Del (5 out of 5 stars)
February 22, 2018
After much research I decided to purchase the Hario Skerton Pro and I am very happy with it. It cost more than the other versions Hario produces but corrects the problems that customers complained they had. It is very easy to use, easy to clean and easy to adjust the grinder. I am enjoying the ritual of grinding every morning.
The zen of grinding coffee
by psfollett (5 out of 5 stars)
January 22, 2018
Initially bought this as a temporary use item to replace my electric burr grinder that had died, until moving in with my SO, since he also has an electric burr grinder. Since using this, we've decided it does a better job than his, which is also getting old. I think the ceramic heads will last a lot longer, and it's kind of a zen thing now to come home after a crappy work day and just grind some coffee.
by BillyWilliams (5 out of 5 stars)
July 13, 2018
Great product. Did a lot of research like everyone else looking to upgrade from the basic electric grinders. After reading comments and watching video reviews, I chose to go with the hario skerton pro. I mainly use a french press and it is grinds the beans very well. The consistency of the grinds is perfect. Was looking to remove as much of the fine sediment as possibe. With my electric grinder I feel made the grinds too fine even when set to coarse.. The hario has significantly reduced the sediment. Takes a little longer than the electric one, but it just adds to the morning coffee ritual. Adjustment's are easy to make, the nut on the bottom clicks out every 1/4 turn (feels like 1/4 turn, may be 1/2) so when you clean it you know how many clicks out from fully closed you were set at. Would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade from the cheap spice/coffee grinders.
Love this manual coffee grinder
by Mandy (5 out of 5 stars)
August 11, 2018
I have to admit that I looked at other cheaper imitation manual grinders before deciding to spend the extra money for an actual Hario Skerton Pro. I was motivated by the idea of a stronger glass bowl and ceramic grinding implements that would withstand the stresses of regular use, and an overall product that would pay for itself in the long run.
The design is very simple and easy to understand after taking a few moments to look at it. The bowl holds about 4-5 tbsp of whole beans. Since I use this for brewing cold brew at home, I needed to be able to make a coarse grind, and the coarseness is determined by rotating the mill's grind nut left or right. You can see more or less of the inner burr as you rotate the grind nut left or right, and that should give you an idea of how coarse your grind will be. Of course, grinding the beans will confirm if you need to make any adjustments, which is the benefit of having the glass bowl, so you can see it yourself.
I'm very impressed with how easy this manual coffee grinder was to use. The lever was sturdy and didn't slip off during use, but is easy to remove as needed. The black non-slip silicone rubber which covers the base of the glass bowl isn't attached, but it held on decently during use and is a really good addition to the design as you can experience some rocking of the bowl.
So far, no complaints about this coffee mill. This is a welcome addition to my kitchen as I look to prepare and brew my own coffee at home.
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