Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder
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- Ceramic conical burrs with wide range can grind from powder to french press
- 20 gram capacity
- 47 mm diameter and stands 130 mm tall
- Made in Osaka, Japan
- Stainless steel, static free body
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Porlex is a Japanese company that specializes in food grinders. This grinder is very well made with a well thought out design. This is one of the most compact, useful grinders on the market. The silicon allows you to have a firm grip on the cylinder while grinding. The handle comes off and you are able to store it alongside of your grinder when you are not using it. The grinders inner spring helps keep the grind consistent even when grinder for coarse brewing. The stainless steel body makes the grinder indestructible and static free. The ceramic, conical burrs are easy to clean, will last long, and will remain rust-free.
Top Customer Reviews
We use ours for a morning espresso, so choose the fine grade.
But this is where the good comments end.
After a little over 6 months usage, grinding about 2 shots per day, the Porlex Grinders issues start to reveal themselves.
The part where the handle attaches to the grinder is made of a soft metal which wears down over time. What this means is that the handle flies off while you are mid grind. In our case, to now grind 1 shot of coffee, the handle flies off during grinding about 10 times during the process, which has meant a doubling of the time taken to grind the coffee, in what was already an arduous process.
It is a poor design with cheap soft metal in a part that should be very strong. This sort of cheap metal I would expect in a product which is marketed as a cheapy, but Porlex is sold as a product for the high-end connoisseur who doesn't mind taking time for the right blend.
Clearly the number of 5 star reviews are made by those who have rated far too early, or have used this grinder for a short time.
This is not a product for the serious coffee consumer who plans on using it for extended use.
Isn't the idea after all of having a hand held grinder is that it is self reliant? Try making it out of materials that will last and stand the test of time.
As one "one-star" rater put it, the handle design is AWFUL. A minor design tweak would fix it - the spindle wears down and the handle socket deforms - manufacturing it with a harder metal would solve this. The problem is that if you're not careful, it will fly off. I've hit cabinetry, but fortunately not gouged my hands. You just need to modify your technique and "bear down" while you're grinding. I don't consider this solving the problem, but it will keep your cabinetry looking nicer until they fix the design.
Also the ceramic grinder seems to be situated in a sleeve that has been inserted into the stainless cylinder and held there by friction. On occasion I will grind a roast that is exceptionally hard and the entire internal assembly will shift rather than grinding through the bean. It's a little disconcerting.
I bought mine for $75, which seemed high. But I now see its dropped in price by about $30. At that price point I would unhesitatingly recommend it, in spite of its flaws. The coffee is what matters, and it's pretty darn tasty. Plus my forearm is pretty ripped from all the hand grinding.
Either way, I LOVE MY PORLEX mini. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it produces far more "fines" than OE Lido or other ceramic burr grinders. If you need a grinder for espresso or moka though, the porlex does the job. If you need a grinder for drip coffee, I wouldn't buy the porlex mini.
For espresso: 2nd click from tightest setting.
For Moka: 3rd or 4th click from tightest setting (I'm using 4th because coffee comes out with less gunk, some people will prefer 5 or 6 if they like weaker coffee but 5 or 6 does not work for me)
For drip coffee: 6-8 depending on strength desired.
Good luck on your hand grinder purchase.