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Zassenhaus Manual Mill - Brian Noriega's Review
Posted: December 1, 2002, 5:49am
review rating: 6.0
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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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: 8.8
Product Reviewed: 169 DG Closed Hopper
Manufacturer: Zassenhaus Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $85.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Sweet Maria's Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Good for ease of use; quiet; less expensive than other "quality" grinders.
Positive Product Points

This is a simple, easy to use, easy to clean grinder. Looks beautiful and grinds evenly. Very easy to adjust the grind. Very easy to hold while grinding.

Negative Product Points

Grind adjustment can move if you don't hold the knob while grinding. I use a rubber band around the shaft below the knob. Not very uniform grind at coarse setting.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this to replace a cheap Krups burr grinder for drip coffee with the hope that when I got ready for espresso, it would also suffice. It greatly reduced dust & static over the Krups. I now use it for both vacuum & drip brewing. It works well for both. I have no trouble changing between the two although it is only about 1/4 turn on the knob. I put a rubber band on the shaft below the adjustment knob to keep the knob from moving during grinding. I tried grinding coarse for press pot & found the grind was not as uniform. I have not tried espresso yet. The mechanism that holds the moveable burr does not hold it still enough at coarser grinds. I grind for no more than 5 cups at a time and it takes minimal work. Also, much quieter than Krups!

Buying Experience

Very happy with Sweet Maria's. I was not comfortable with the burrs touching over part of the turning cycle. I emailed them & they responded quickly with an explanation. I still think the burrs touch indicating misalginment, but the grind seems OK.

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