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Wish it lasted longer
January 15, 2017
AGGHH! We LOVE LOVE LOVE these coffee grinders, EXCEPT for one thing... They just don't last very long! We bought one in 2011 that actually lasted a few years (not too bad, for current standards of longevity); but then when it broke, we bought two more ('cause we loved it so much). The second one lasted just over a year, and now the third one lasted about a week and a half. We got FIVE USES out of it. FIVE.
We love it when it works. My hubby (the house chef) uses it often: for spices, herbs, coffee. He's been grinding coffee for over 20 years, so he knows about this stuff. We have no kids or pets and he is the only one who uses it and we are very careful with our things.
He likes that:
- the grinding cup comes out (great for cleaning),
- he can just push the grind button and walk away to do other tasks
- he can choose the grind size, depending on the item and his need
- it's small enough that he can do a small amount of herbs and spices (we also have a grinder jar for our BlendTec, but small amounts of spices just whirr around, without being ground)
Hamilton Beach, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE work on the durability of your products. It seems like that is declining and we cannot afford (financially or ecologically) to replace our grinder so often.
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