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Zassenhaus Manual Mill - A A's Review
Posted: December 20, 2007, 2:44am
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Arrow The Zassenhaus Manual Mill has 55 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Dave Wire 10.00
Ryan Kavanagh 9.33
Michael Pruner 9.00
Tim Lake 9.00
M V 9.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Product Reviewed: hand grinder
Manufacturer: Zassenhaus Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $70.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: espresso zone Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: just bought and off to a good start.
Positive Product Points

Looks nice and feels sturdy. Grind is consistent. Simple to use and lightweight.

Negative Product Points

Stain job on wood could be a bit better or even near the edges where the two pieces of wood meet..  Knob for grind adjustment doesn't have indicators so it takes some practice to find your perfect setting.

Detailed Commentary

I just got the zassenhaus (walnut finish) about 1 week ago and it looks great. I did notice that the staining at the bottom edges of the box could have been done a little better. It looks like if while staining, they wiped off some excess stain and at the same time wiped off too much off. As a result, there is a light streak of wood that runs across the sides near where the bottom piece meets the vertical sides of the box. It is not a terrible mistake but just one that i notice since i have worked with staining wood as part of a hobby. Another negative on appearance is that the small metal emblem that is in the front of the box was considerably covered with light scratches. While I don't expect it to be free of blemishes, i would have liked it to look a bit better since it was new. So that is my critiqe on its looks, as for how it functions, read on.  From reading old reviews i thought I would have trouble grinding while holding the zass. It is much easier than what people make it out to seem (at least for me, healthy young male). I have found that the grinds are very consistent. I have also noticed a difference in how my espressos comes out- with a bit more froth. One more thing i noticed that after grinding, there is a much stronger coffee aroma. i did not get that while using my blade grinder.I am still practicing with my zass and having fun with it. One more thing i forgot to mention, i bought the zass because i bought a rancilio espresso maker about 3 months ago and didn't want to spend $300 on a electric grinder.

Buying Experience

bought with espresso zone and had no problems.

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