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Zassenhaus Manual Mill - Thom Bradley's Review
Posted: May 10, 2000, 1:23pm
review rating: 7.6
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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: Zassenhaus box grinder
Manufacturer: Zassenhaus Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $25.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Maybe
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Excellent device, easily operated and cleaned, works well, priced right.
Positive Product Points

Quietest quality grinder available. Inexpensive compared to similar quality motored grinders. Excellent grind for Espresso. Easy to use. Easy to clean. Looks good. Takes no permanent counter space, can be placed in cabinet and is completely portable. No power cords or batteries required. Can be used outdoors.

Negative Product Points

Requires muscle power. Hopper could use a filling chute. Coarse grinds such as for French press are not as consistant in size.

Detailed Commentary

Don't listen to these guys tell you you need to spend hundreds of dollars for a quality espresso grinder. There are better, but not at this price. This one goes for $70 US range.
Conical burr grinder works best at finer grinds. Coarser grinds are relatively uneven but nowhere near as uneven as a whirly blade.
My grinder appears to be manufactured of Maple and brushed stainless steel.
Adjustment is made by way of a rotating lever inside the box under the works. No need to concern with heating the beans by way of a too fast motor speed, so that arguement becomes mute. Cleaning is easily done without disassembly, remove the drawer and brush it all out. A little canned air will do the trick as well.
The grind box will hold enough grounds for at least 5 doubles. The input hopper will hold about 9 tablespoons.
Static is not a problem.
There is a 10 year factory warranty.
Limiting factors are size of grind collection box, input hopper and the 10 seconds or so it takes to grind sufficiently for a double. Handicapped or arthritic persons may have problems operating the grinder.
This review and associated numbers are not couched by any concerns except that it is aimed at a non-commercial environment
If you are on a budget, looking to reduce noise, counter space is a premium, need a grinder for camping, like nostalgic look, not into the techno thing or like the quirky offbeat, this is the grinder for you.

Buying Experience

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Three Month Followup

After more than 2years of daily use, this machine, which was purchased used, has begun to show it's age. It still produces a nice ground but would not be suitable for the afficianado or espresso. The grind is a bit uneven but fine for press pots and certainly suitable for drip. I have not tried grind from this on vacuum pot.
Perhaps a new grinder would last longer as I do not know how it was treated by it's previous owner.

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