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Zassenhaus Manual Mill - Anthony Rawson's Review
Posted: February 27, 2000, 2:25am
review rating: 6.3
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Dave Wire 10.00
Ryan Kavanagh 9.33
Michael Pruner 9.00
Tim Lake 9.00
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Product Reviewed: Zassenhaus Manual Mill
Manufacturer: Zassenhaus Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 6
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Excellent grind, more work. For those willing to be slightly impractical in search a better shot.
Positive Product Points

Very even, low-temperature grinding; relatively quiet; good tactility; very good build quality; intuitive to use; continuous grind adjustment from boulders to dust. Easily the best manual grinder I've ever used.

Negative Product Points

More physical effort (if you're feeling lazy); awkward to hold; can't grind more than 20g of coffee at a time (not a problem for just-in-time espresso, but would be annoying for grinding eight measures for the vacuum pot); no markings on adjustment wheel (a problem for those using it for various particle sizes.) Pretty expensive, too; about A$100 (~US$65)

Detailed Commentary

I'm unsure that this Zassenhaus Manual Mill is the one generally discussed in North American sources. The biggest drawback of my mill is that it's _not_ fixed to the benchtop, so you have to grasp it firmly with one hand and crank with the other. As the mill is a slightly curved wooden box, this is not the most ergonomically satisfactory solution.
Still, it produces an appreciably better grind than my Braun KMM-30, in about the same amount of time. And those conical burrs _are_ a thing of beauty.
(Oh, and very importantly--it's quiet enough not to wake the baby.)

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