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Zassenhaus Manual Mill - Matt White's Review
Posted: December 18, 2008, 9:55am
review rating: 8.7
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Arrow The Zassenhaus Manual Mill has 55 Reviews
Arrow The Zassenhaus Manual Mill has been rated 8.29 overall by our member reviewers
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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: 9.2
Product Reviewed: 169 DG
Manufacturer: Zassenhaus Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $105.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Sweet Marias Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Cheap Mr. Coffee blade grinder
Bottom Line: I love this thing! Easy to use, fun to use, and great output! And so much cheaper than the automatic alternative...
Positive Product Points

Great build quality, easy adjustment, excellent output, fun to use, quite easy to use.

Negative Product Points

Adjustment nut sometimes moves on it's own.

Detailed Commentary

This thing is great! I've had a Bialetti Brikka for well over a year, and I'd been using a super cheap blade grinder. This thing really made a huge difference in the quality of the coffee! It's very easy to use, and I don't find that it's too much work at all. I can grind enough coffee for the full-size 4 shot Brikka in about 2 minutes. The grind itself is very even, which is a huge improvement over my previous grinder. You also can't beat the price, as most electric burr grinders are well over $200. I think the extra effort in this case is well worth the money saved. It's also a lot of fun to use! I think half the reason I'm drinking more coffee now is just because I like to use the grinder...

The only problem I've discovered is that the adjustment nut on the main grinder shaft will sometimes move on it's own as you grind coffee. If it does, the grind become finer and finer as you grind. I just make sure to hold onto it while grinding, and that keeps it from moving.

Buying Experience

Sweet Marias was the only vendor I was able to find that stocks these mills. They had everything in stock, and shipping was very prompt!

Three Month Followup

Still using it all the time! Haven't used an electric mill since I bought it, and it's still delivering the same great grinds that I did the first time. I imagine I'm going to be happily using this thing for a very long time.

One Year Followup

Still delivering the same great consistent grind as always! I use it almost every day, and haven't gotten tired of it at all... I actually quite look forward to it!

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