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Zassenhaus Manual Mill - Ruben Van Kreij's Review
Posted: August 26, 2006, 5:00am
review rating: 7.3
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Arrow The Zassenhaus Manual Mill has 54 Reviews
Arrow The Zassenhaus Manual Mill has been rated 8.36 overall by our member reviewers
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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: 7.8
Product Reviewed: espresso
Manufacturer: Zassenhaus Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Geels en co. Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: good quality grinder for a good price
Positive Product Points

Easy to use,  durable, grinds finely enough even for espresso machines, feels cosy and authentic, takes very little space on your counter top,  affordable

Negative Product Points

no instructions, turning  the adjusting knob is difficult.

Detailed Commentary

Granny's suggestion on cleaning; occasionally grind some (unboiled) white rice to remove oily coffee deposits in the mechanism.  Throw away the first coffee grind as it is likely to contain a little rice powder.

Use a wrench to adjust the knob for a finer ground. If you do it by hand, your grinder won't produce a sufficiently fine ground. The coffee doesn't look as finely ground as with a "professional" grinder, but don't let this deter you. If you tamper it well, it has the same consistency and produces a very good espresso.

Not every Zassenhaus manual mill can grind finely enough for espresso machines; this particular grinder is marked "espresso".

Buying Experience

I got it in a small coffee shop in Amsterdam, Geels en Co.. Nice old family-owned shop close to Central Station in the Warmoesstraat. Friendly staff, good selection of products. A little further down the street, you'll find Wijs en Zn., also a very nice shop for coffee geeks and a supplyer of the Royal Court.

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