Hario Skerton Hand Coffee Grinder with free roasted coffee beans and free delivery. RRP £45.40 for £25.44 at Tchibo Coffee
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Hario Skerton Hand Coffee Grinder with free roasted coffee beans and free delivery. RRP £45.40 for £25.44 at Tchibo Coffee

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Found 2nd Apr
Just ordered this and thought it was worth a share. Great reviews for this grinder which has RRP £40. Admittedly Amazon have just dropped to £26 to price match this but the free beans from Tchibo are worth an extra £5.40.
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Supermod
Thanks for sharing @boostii
It’s a great way to start with good coffee. Add an AeroPress, Hario Drip or Chemex and you are good to go.
Worth pointing out that, while you'll get a lovely fresh cup of coffee from this, it's bloody hard work to use. Unless you're a total coffee snob or have a lot of time on your hands, an electronic conical burr grinder is recommended!

Heated regardless as decent price.
Edited by: "lf1983lf" 2nd Apr
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I am the only drinker of coffee in my house, just one or two cups per day. My kitchen is full of gadgets trailing wires over the place so I decided to give this a go instead of electric. I believe it should take 1-2 minutes of elbow grease to get enough grinds for that. Less hassle to clean too.
I have one of these and no longer use it. It's worth checking the reviews on Amazon but in my opinion it is far too hard work to use if you want enough coffee to make about 1 litre. I could not do it before the kettle finished boiling and my arms would ache.

To adjust the grind you have to dismantle it and my one is now stuck on the finest grind and for the life of me I cannot get the screw undone to adjust it so I gave up on it.
I went for the skerton pro (the newer model of this). Even the pro creates uneven grinds with the central support. I definitely don’t recommend this one. I suggest going for an electric one as previously mentioned. Elbow grease and evenness of grind are the annoying points
Massivley inflated RRP. A manual coffee grinder can look fancy but it's not worth £45.40 when you can buy a burr grinder for a fair amount less.

Granted it comes with beans but they are probably not that great anyway.
Edited by: "supermann" 2nd Apr
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Good feed back on Amazon. 4.5/5 from 667 reviews I will need to see this for myself now. Most people saying it is very good for fine espresso grinding which I wanted.
Sorry but I bought a similar one of these on Amazon for about £15.

Cooko Manual Coffee Grinder, Premium Adjustable Ceramic Burr Grinder, Grinder for Coffee Bean or Spices,Delicate Household, Travel, or Camping Grinder. amazon.co.uk/dp/…YMS
Decent price but hard work. I bought one of these years ago, gave up after a few weeks and bought a Krups burr grinder.
Edited by: "tascheman" 2nd Apr
tascheman6 m ago

Decent price but hard work. I bought one of these years ago, gave up … Decent price but hard work. I bought one of these years ago, gave up after a few weeks and bought a Krups burr grinder.


Snap! Have since moved on to a bean to cup machine, completing the circle of life
Edited by: "lf1983lf" 2nd Apr
lf1983lf18 h, 45 m ago

Worth pointing out that, while you'll get a lovely fresh cup of coffee …Worth pointing out that, while you'll get a lovely fresh cup of coffee from this, it's bloody hard work to use. Unless you're a total coffee snob or have a lot of time on your hands, an electronic conical burr grinder is recommended!Heated regardless as decent price.


Can you recommend a good quality electronic grinder pls?
zub9997 m ago

Can you recommend a good quality electronic grinder pls?



I liked the De'Longhi KG79, but unfortunately it was a little temperamental.
zub9992 h, 39 m ago

Can you recommend a good quality electronic grinder pls?


I'd also recommend the delonghi grinder, but not if you have an espresso machine, as it doesn't grind fine enough. I use an aeropress, moka or a drippler (Chemex) for which it's perfect for. As others have said, the Hario is just too much like hard work, although very satisfying.
I also have one of these and the hard work soon outshone the novelty / good-feeling factor. I just buy ready ground now.
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