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Pros

I have a beastly kitchenaid burr grinder that makes short work of grinding. The hario skelton pro is ideal for single cup grinding.

The pro has a rubber strip around the middle of the device, making it more comfy to hold. Same for the storage glass, lid and rubber bottom to help with friction.

It easily handles up to 60g of beans for a one liter carafe and will hold it's grind setting thanks to its spring tensioned burr. After the initial figuring out the exact fine/coarse setting, it now takes a few minutes to grind 50 grams of coffee.

Hand grinding is not for the faint of heart! It reminds me of grinding the coffee for my grandma when i was a kid. For anyone new to this hand grinder thing get a porlex for travel.

Adjusting the grind size is much easier on the pro (but see below). The plus is more of a 4/5. Once you have that down for whatever your brew method is, you’ll be ready to go. Instructions say it will need a shake now and then, but i only needed to do...  Read More



Cons

Hario's glassware and brewers are great, but the grinders are so unforgivably bad at grinding coffee. This grinder was designed poorly. The only reason i would possibly recommend this grinder is if you only need fine grinds.

The grind is so uneven that i might as well have bought a cheap electric blade grinder. The lower burr sits crooked, so grounds that come out one side are way finer than you want. When using the finer grinding settings particularly with lighter roasts...  Read More

The skerton pro makes mediocre coffee at the beginning of its life and makes increasingly bad coffee the more you use it. These two issues are design flaws in my opinion, which could be easily remedied for very little cost. On top of that, hario’s cus...  Read More

The grind size adjustment is very primitive, with loose detents in the wing nut that holds the burrs at their distance.

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Quality


A lot more consistent than other manual grinders that i used and build quality is great.

Positive Review

Worthwhile purchase at this price point with the upgrade, but consider other brands if you don't want to tinker with it to make it better.

Positive Review

It’s a weird shape to store in a cupboard with the handle.

Neutral Review

5 stars despite the ill-fitting silicon base thing, and for there not being an elegant way to store the handle with the base.

Neutral Review

Shipping


Com) but are too expensive because of shipping from japan.

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


I got this high capacity manual grinder and like my other hario coffee gear it's incredible.

Positive Review

It creates a very even burr grind for much less than the powered grinders.

Positive Review

Bonus if it fits on a mason jar, costs less than $100 and isn’t some fake made-up brand.

Negative Review

For anyone new to this hand grinder thing get a porlex for travel.

Neutral Review

I’m pretty sure i got the real hario deal and not a knockoff.

Neutral Review
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  • This product had a total of 9,019 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 1 2022.
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Simple instructions, fun to use and the coffee is great!

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I've owned the Skerton Plus for around 4 years; the Pro is a definite improvement:- The floppy rubber lid on the Plus lets bean...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    However, it is not easy to grind coffee.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The burr and metal parts of the grinder are rust proof.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I can't figure out what the complaints are about.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This one will be going no where and when our sailboat sells, it’s not included in the sale.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Bonus if it fits on a mason jar, costs less than $100 and isn’t some fake made-up brand.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It’s a japanese company, not made in us (can’t get what i wanted for <$100, i gave up trying to find one).


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I’m pretty sure i got the real hario deal and not a knockoff.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The lid of mine wouldn't stay in place so i contacted hario and asked about a replacement part.

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