Fantastic, sleek alternative to electric grinder
I ordered this coffee grinder because my toddler HATES the sound of our electric coffee bean grinder and sometimes I want to make coffee before he wakes up! I have to say I'm very pleased. The action of the handle is very easy, and it doesn't take long to grind up enough coffee for a pot (though I typically make my coffee by the cup in my bialetti). I love how little space it takes up in my coffee nook, and how nice it looks with the stainless steel. It comes with a coffee scoop that clips onto my coffee rack-- super convenient! The box says it can also be used for grinding spices, so I think I'll use this to make my own curry powder soon (the grinder also comes with a little brush for cleaning!) I'm really glad I got this; I use it much more often than I thought I would.
I really like it!
This grinder is an awesome kitchen gadget! It is easy to assemble, and although I wish instructions were included, it was simple enough to figure out. The grinding handle on top was easy to turn, their is a knot inside that you can turn either right or left for fine or course grounds. The nifty part about the grinder is that you can use it for more than just coffee beans! I also used it for peppercorn and sea salt and it worked awesome! It is easy to clean, and actually comes with a brush to help get out anything that may be stuck, but simply run it under some warm water thoroughly dry it out and presto you're done. It has a nice "velvet" storage bag to keep it safe in. Another awesome feature is the measuring spoon that is included. The measuring spoon has an alligator clip attached on it, which can be used to keep the coffee bag closed and fresh.
I have used manual coffee grinders in the past and I am surprised at how well this works. I love to blend in some dark and medium roast beans together for our morning coffee. First the product itself comes ready without any assembly required, the handle if easily attach/detachable slides right into hex-nut. This grinder looks very elegant all stainless steel. I was able to grind about 5 spoons of beans without any issue, adjusted the grind consistency to regular and was able to use in Keurig reusable K-cup too. This is air tight and I usually leave any leftover ground coffee in the bottom container and use it for later during the day. I was able to play with different brands and blends and experiment on a lot of flavors. Simple to use and very easy to clean. I will put this to test in the next couple of weeks and update my review if I come across any issues, but for now it seems to be a great product.