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Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton

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Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton
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This hand grinder has been designed by Hario to provide coffee lovers with an inexpensive means to have freshly-ground coffee, even while traveling with a light load. Read on for more details on the Skerton.

  • Features conical ceramic burrs.
  • Grinder is 172 mm wide, 93 mm deep, and 214 mm high.
  • Grind setting is easily adjustable.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Ceramic burrs are durable and easily maintained.
  • Conical burrs will consistently yield an even grind, even and especially for espresso.
  • Glass receptacle makes this grinder an excellent tool in taking note of a ground coffee's dry aroma.
  • Holds 100 grams of ground coffee.
  • To view instructions for the Skerton, see the file provided by Hario on our Specifications tab.

Torn between the Skerton and the Mini Mill? For a detailed comparison, visit our Hario Skerton vs. Mini Mill blog.

Specification sheet: 


Originally known primarily as a company that produces glass products, Hario (also known as Hario Glass) has been working to produce high quality coffee and tea products since 1921. Over the past few years, Hario has become known as the coffee industry leader in pour over brewing equipment. Hario has helped bring about a coffee renaissance in the U.S. by creating ingeniously designed coffee brewing and grinding products that are being used by cafes and home coffee connoisseurs alike for by-the-cup coffee brewing. The design and methods behind Hario's brewing devices have helped to insure that specialty coffee is being brewed with the craft that it deserves.
Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed. Not worth the price. The coffee grinder is cheap, lightweight, and made of low quality parts/materials. The grinding mechanism has very limited range in grinding coarseness with nearly no adjustment; only for drip coffee making. Less important, but for consideration, the containment size is so small that it can only grind approximately half a cup of beans at a time, to make only 2 or 4 cups of coffee at a time. Most important, this product is not worth its price of nearly $50 when including shipment cost; its purchase value is equitable to perhaps $10. This product is not comparable to its predecessor 20th Century hand grinders made in Europe: however, it is typical of all cheap 3rd world style products now manufactured throughout the Asian continent and in Latin America.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, not perfect I've been using this grinder for a few weeks now. It's a great product - absolutely worth the price. That said, it's not perfect. Three things jumped out. First, because there's no washer between the crank handle and the screw cap that keeps it secure, the screw cap tends to come loose pretty easily. Little more than an inconvenience, but an inconvenience nonetheless. Second, because one adjusts the coarseness of the grind by twisting a little unmarked gear (to tightening or loosen the bottom burr), there's no good way to keep track of different levels of coarseness. It's basically trial and error each time you want to change. Finally, with coarser grinds, things are a bit inconsistent - I think just because the bottom burr wobbles a bit. But since I don't need to change the coarseness and stick to a relative finer grind, this is just about perfect for me.
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY ORDERING AND RAPID SHIPMENT! I ordered this for my husband for Father's Day, and to my surprise, it was a very easy process. The website was easy to navigate, and checkout was a breeze. Even though I selected "ground shipment," I received my coffee grinder in 2-3 days! Very impressive! My husband is pleased with his gift, and is looking forward to coffee grinding heaven. :)
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Consistent grind I have been using this product for a few weeks now. It provides a nice and consistent grind. Adjusting the grind size is easy and I use it for both my French press and Aeropress. It is easy to clean and the cap makes storage easy. This product is well made and I have already recommended this product to friends.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent performance This is a great little grinder, and though it takes a few minutes to grind enough for my pot each morning it is worth it for the great improvement in the quality of the coffee that gets my day started.
Date published: 2014-06-14

Would you consider making a guide to how to set the different grinds? Based on how many turns on the knob when you look at the teeth? It does not seem to be a guide like this out there.

Asked by: Kasander
The biggest obstacle in communicating the "best" grind size for specific brewing methods is that particle size and brew method aren't the only factors. Dosage, or the amount of grounds used, also plays a major role in how big or small the particles need to be. Coffee itself can increase or decrease flow restriction depending on how much you brew with. That makes things sort of complicated, and means there isn't going to be a universal grind size for a particular brewing method. For that reason, we recommend using your palette to decide the right setting. If your coffee tastes bitter, smokey, or woody, it may be over-extracted and you'll need to increase the flow rate, and therefore increase the size of your particles. If your coffee tastes grassy, too acidic, or vegetable-y, it's likely that you'll need to decrease the flow rate, and therefore decrease the size of your particles. A good cup of coffee is right in-between!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-10-10
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