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Works with some Tweaks
on April 4, 2017
The idea is good, the look is nice for my coffee bar, but using it has its issues. I bought 2 one for white sugar and one for raw sugar. I did not buy it for the measuring out feature but for the clean look and the one button release of the sugar. So if the measuring feature is important for you for accuracy for diet etc, I'm not sure this is exact measurements. I keep the 1/2tsp measure in the white sugar and 1 tsp for the raw sugar since it's granules are much bigger. If you want this for constantly changing between measurements, this is not the product for you, because it's not an easy switch between measurements. You have to open the device to it. Also the instructions suck for the product and made my go searching on the web for videos on how to change the measuring cups. Hint: The little black open knobs needs to actually come out for the handle to open so you can change the measuring cups.
Not in trying to use this thing, your first press on the button will give you your shot of sugar, maybe (50/50 shot) of getting the second shot of sugar, after ever shot after that will be less and less. Why because sugar gets stuck and prevents the handle from measuring out the sugar properly. So the tip or tweak we figured out is that after use push of the button turn the product upside down completely, then back, then press the button again to dispense the full amount of measured sugar. When you turn the dispenser upside down the sugar clears out where the handle is so the sugar can measure out properly in the cup again. Since we figured this little tweak the product is now working and manageable. I did figure this out when after I bought the first one, and tried it out for a week before ordering another one for our white sugar. This little tweak in the work flow doesn't bother either my husband or myself, but it might bother others to do this. We thought it was a good compromise for a inexpensive product and the nice clean look. Just make sure you keep the top of the dispenser in the closed position. The top does have a sprinkle opening and a full pour opening as well as fully closed. The sprinkle holes are fine for white sugar and a bit more heaving shaking required for raw sugar since the granules are bigger. I wouldn't say the top sprinkle holes are ideal for raw sugar without a whole like or vigorous shaking, but the pour opening would be fine for raw sugar. It feels a little cheaply made and not sure if the top lid will last being securely fitted after constantly opening to fill the sugar. But will post with update when it fails.