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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013, 6:50pm
Subject: is the Cuissential a cheaper Hario hand grinder?
 

On amazon I see the standard hario/kyocera hand grinder for about $40/$50 and then I see this "Cuissential Manual" knockoff for $29.99 The three grinders all look very similar, but not identical. Has anyone bought the cheaper cuissential grinder?

In this lineup it goes hario / kyocera / cuissential. I ended up not being able to find any info on the cuissential so I bought the hario. It wasn't worth losing 10 or 20 bucks over. Does anyone have any personal experience?

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 8:04am
Subject: Re: is the Cuissential a cheaper Hario hand grinder?
 

I have the Kyocera and haven't heard of the knock off. Hario and Kyocera are the exact same. OE talks about it and shows both taken apart.  I highly recommend buying their low bearing kit for course grind ($15) as well as an M8 posilock nut to make the grinder stepless.  This makes it an amazing for all grinds.  This is my main grinder for my Silvia! :) Total cost for all just under $80
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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 9:56am
Subject: Re: is the Cuissential a cheaper Hario hand grinder?
 

Yeah, they don't appear identical. Can't tell if the differences are significant.
It looks like the underside isn't the same so I wonder if the OE mod will fit?

Add to the list of mods for the Kyocera CM-50 / Hario Skerton:
- some sort of top to prevent beans or pieces of beans from popping out onto the floor
- replace the hard to hold rounded lower jar with a straight-sided canning jar (e.g. Kerr regular 16 oz Mason jar)
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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:47am
Subject: Re: is the Cuissential a cheaper Hario hand grinder?
 

I know a simple plastic can lid fits nice and snug.
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