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T681
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Posted Sat Aug 10, 2013, 4:03pm
Subject: Porlex Mini
 

I just bought a Porlex Mini and really like it.

However, I've noticed that it has developed 2 tiny cracks in the main ceramic burr. Has anyone else experienced this?

I've just used 1 (aeropress) scoop of beans per grind, using a setting that's halfway between the clicks when adjusting.
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leetNightshade
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Grinder: Porlex Tall Hand Grinder
Posted Tue Dec 31, 2013, 5:03pm
Subject: Re: Porlex Mini
 

Hey, I bought the Porlex Tall Hand Coffee Grinder, and I'm having similar issues.  I bought mine from Espresso Unplugged.  The small ceramic burr looks like it has some manufacturing defects, it has flat imprint across most of the grinding edges.  There are also at least 3 cracks in that piece.  The main ceramic burr somehow got a gouge, and has recently developed a crack slightly thicker then the ones on the small ceramic burr.  I've used it anywhere from 2 clicks to 11.  And I've only put coffee beans in this.  

2 cracks and the gouge first appeared after merely 3 uses, and continued to worsen.  So, after only about 5 uses I have a product that appears hardly durable.  I can't believe this is happening.  Hopefully Espresso Unplugged can replace them at no cost, otherwise it costs $25 just to replace the ceramic burrs, and I have no guarantee this won't happen again.  So, not so happy right now with the product.
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AprilLovesCoffee
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 4:12pm
Subject: Re: Porlex Mini
 

This is good information. It looks like I should avoid this hand grinder.  I am looking into buying a hand grinder, preferably one that can grind beans to the consistency needed for espresso, and get me by until I can afford a nice electric espresso grinder.  I also want a hand grinder for camping and travel.
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