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Hario Skerton - Chris Brown's Review
Posted: December 20, 2012, 11:21am
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Rayner Tan 10.00
Kurt Schryver 9.00
Samuel Szobody 8.00
Scott Greene 8.00
James H 6.67

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Hario Quality: 7
Average Price: $36.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $60.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Orphan Espresso Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Amazing grinder for the money (Low bearing is a must for courser grinds) Would buy again and again for under $50 bucks!
Positive Product Points

- Grinds very well for espresso (Non Pressurized)
- With a lower bearing (OE PFP Kit) it grinds like a high end electric
- Conical burrs allow for faster grinding (2min or so for a 14g espresso)
- Looks nice
- Larger grounds holder

Negative Product Points

- Needs a lower bearing out of the box
- Some form of a reference point to dial in grinds.
- Not ideal for lots of espressos in one shot

Detailed Commentary

I bought this to replace a larger commercial grinder and to save counter space and electricity.  It did all of the above!  Grinds great even for espresso.  That says it all I think.  For the price it's easily replaceable.  If your old fashion or you don't want anything big and loud to grind with then this is for you.  With the OE PFP mod it will grind anything and everything out of the box it will produce good espresso but to get consistent course grinds a lower bearing to hold the lower burr steady is needed. (OE Kit is only $14).  Orphan Espresso has a metal lower bearing kit that is easy to install. They even have the video tutorial which made the install a snap!  Overall I am pleased with this little grinder and for under $60 you can't beat it.  Ceramic burrs will last a while and once they get dull it's the cost of a pair of burrs for an electric machine to replace.  The bearing kit can just be swapped out.  My only complaint is that the steps don't allow a lot of room for espresso but a lighter or heavier tamp will make up for it.

3 week follow up.  Still loving it.  I have added a stepless mod and now this grinder has surpassed it's value 10x! :)

Buying Experience

OE was good to deal with but shipping too 3 weeks!

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