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Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton
$39.19
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SKU: MSCS-2TB
4.34 stars, based on 35 reviews
 

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: 

Hario

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.

Verified Buyer

2016-11-30T23:24:02Z

5 / 5 stars

Works great for French press

This works well for uniformed coarse grinding. We noticed significantly better taste.

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2016-11-17T18:07:29Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent Customer Service

I appreciate your help with finding the right part and providing instructions to repair my coffee grinder. Your parts pricing was reasonable and your people very helpful. Thank you

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2016-11-10T00:19:12Z

5 / 5 stars

hario skerton coffee grinder - good

Easy to assemble & adjust. Started out 1 sprocket-click from 'tight', but was too fine (like flour!) and took over 5 minutes. Backed it off to 4 sprocket-clicks from 'tight' so 1/4c of beans grinds in 160 turns = 2 minutes. "Workout" helps me wake up, and coffee smells and tastes better than ever. Hopeful that the ceramic-and-stainless construction holds up and I can keep using it for the next 10 or 20 years.

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2016-11-04T18:57:29Z

5 / 5 stars

Great little grinder

I bought this grinder along with a whole Hario coffee system and I'm quite pleased with it. We often loose electric power where I live and I just couldn't stand the thought of not having coffee in the morning. Also, I had heard how much better coffee is when ground this way instead of in an S-blade style grinder which I have been using since forever! Well, I will say, my coffee is much tastier. Grinding coffee in the morning for my pour over is a reflective time. It is easy to change the fineness of the grind. It has a smooth mechanism and a nice rubber base to keep it stable while grinding. And so much quieter than that old one. I recommend this to anyone willing to spend the time and attention to hand grind. A great little grinder.

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2016-11-03T17:15:16Z

5 / 5 stars

It is what it is.

It’s a great, little, burr hand grinder. Perfect for those of us who make 1-2 mugs of coffee at a time. Not a great option if you want to grind lots of coffee at a time or need it ground in 5 sec. or less, but a great option for doing a pour over or the Clever dripper that I use.

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2016-09-12T17:03:20Z

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic Hand Grinder

Beans go in and grounds come out. It works perfectly. Highly recommended.

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2016-06-09T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great grinder

I've had the Hario grinder about a month and so far it's done great. It gives nice even grounds and only takes a couple minutes to grind a jar full

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Verified Buyer

2016-04-02T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Sturdy, compact ceramic-grinder

This grinder is sturdy, compact, and gives me better grinds than a blade-grinder. I bought this as a gift for the next friend going overseas, but have used it meanwhile in conjunction with a Chemex to great effect. I love the lower, rubberized seat for the grinder, as it really helps to stabilize the unit when processing beans. The cap for the lower grounds chamber is great for sealing in your coffee beans should you wish to pre-grind some and store them for a while. The handle remains fairly secure, and the machining on the metal shaft fits the handle excellently. Moreover, I was impressed with the ceramic burs, as they got the job done and aren't going to rust on me. Some caveats: I wouldn't recommend this grinder for routine, large batches (e.g. 80 or 100 grams of coffee) as the grind speed better suits a smaller batch. Moreover, I wish that this grinder had a better centering mechanism for the the upper burrs during grinding. I found that it rotated off of its axis slightly opposite of the handle during the grind process. This said, the grind consistency was still fairly decent, and certainly fit the bill for my budget pour-over grinder. In conclusion, I'm a fan of this grinder! I want decent burs, don't want to worry about electronic components, or burr maintenance, and find that this grinder serves me (and my budget!). I will plan to keep on snapping up good deals on these for gifts and retain one for my usage!

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2016-01-23T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Won't disappoint!

This is my first hand grinder and so far I'm not disappointed. It's easy to use and it is the perfect compliment to the aeropress.

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-21T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Hario

Easy to use. Well built. It will be fun to try other brands of coffee.

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2016-01-14T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Modified for perfect french press grind!

Great quality grinder. Modified with bearing (OE Lower Bearing UPGRADE KIT -from orphan espresso.com) for coarser grind - perfect for french press!!

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-08T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

It works great! Just requires a little patience...

I had been looking at burr grinders such as the mazzer mini and others, but simply could not justify the cost. I was on this site looking for a replacement carafe and stumbled upon the Hario Skerton. Although I ordered it partly out of curiosity, I have to say that it grinds a great pot of coffee. I had to set the grind control just a tad finer than it was set out of the box, but this was easy. And while it does not take much effort to turn the crank, it does take some patience; especially if you are grinding a full container. I turn on the TV and grind away. The coffee grind is more aromatic than using store ground, and the grind itself is way more uniform than blade-ground beans. I use the Skerton in conjunction with an AirScape coffee bean container and a Bonavita auto drip machine. I like this grinder, and i can use the Mazzer Mini money towards a laptop!

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2015-12-08T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great grinder

Great grinder for a great price. I picked this grinder because I wanted a burr grinder without spending into the triple digits, but I also really enjoy that I don't have to rely on electricity for my daily grind. Can be uncomfortable to hold while grinder (personally, if it were thinner - as it is quite wide around, it would be more comfortable), but I just switch hands occasionally and I get by just fine.

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2015-10-07T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent!

I bought this grinder about a month ago and I could not be happier. I usually make no more than a few servings at a time so this is perfect for me. I use it with my Chemex and have no problems achieving he right grind.

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2015-09-20T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great grinder

Although this is a manual operated grinder, when properly adjusted it grinds very consistently. To me this results in a very smooth brew. My previous grinder was a blade grinder and I had to stir and grind several times to try and get a half decent grind. Although it is manually operated I still save time over my old grinder.

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Verified Buyer

2015-03-31T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Outstanding Customer Service!

This isn't so much a product review as it is fan mail to Prima's Customer Service team. I bought a Hario grinder from Prima a few years ago and it worked like a charm until my daughter broke the bottom chamber. I quickly learned that Hario replacement parts are very hard to find but I figured "nothing ventured ..." and emailed Prima. The Prima Customer Service team went way above and beyond. Sourced the part but then realized ordering one would be too expensive so suggested we combine with their next order. Then they said "don't worry, we'll take one from stock and replace it when the order arrives." The new bottom chamber arrived quickly. Guess what my daughter is getting for her birthday?! Thanks again!

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2015-03-02T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Hario Grinder

Have had this for about 2 weeks and use it several times a day. It is great, easy to use, and well built.

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Verified Buyer

2014-11-28T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Cannot Believe the Grind

I have been waiting to purchase my first ceramic burr grinder I am so glad I finally did. I was using an electric ss blade grinder. Now that I have used my new grinder I am finding a better grind, more uniform. Plus I need to use less coffee to get the flavor I desire.

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Verified Buyer

2014-06-16T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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. :)

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Verified Buyer

2014-06-14T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2016-10-28T01:32:17Z

4 / 5 stars

He Loved It

The family member I bought it for was very pleased and happy to receive this item as a gift. I was kind of nervous about their getting it, as the USPS tracking site showed that it went out for delivery, but that there was no updated status of it ever getting delivered. I finally contacted the recipient, and they said they got in good shape. Other than that, I was very pleased with the whole experience.

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Verified Buyer

2016-10-25T19:38:57Z

4 / 5 stars

Decent

Really happy with my purchase - the only improvement would be if the screw on top had a locking mechanism.

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Verified Buyer

2016-09-16T23:38:17Z

4 / 5 stars

Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton

Good quality, It's still new to me and I pretty much set it up for a finer grind and have left it alone. I like the consistency of the grind but have little experience with other grinders to compare it with. One thing you should know is that the novelty of grinding by hand goes away quickly, as it's not an effortless task. That said, it does what I need it to, but might be nice if using a grinder on a daily basis to have an electric one.

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Verified Buyer

2015-11-22T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Just what I wanted

I wanted to simplify my coffee making routine without giving up the essential charms of a good cup. I didn't want automatic one-pod machinery or expensive, fussy components. Voila. This grinder produces the grind I need to bring out the best in the beans I use. High quality, simple, a pleasure to use. Happy, caffeinated, pleased. Thank you.

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2015-10-24T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Does exactly what it should, but hard to know how fine the grind is

This is a very solid and easy-to-use grinder, excellent for grinding or one two cups' worth in the morning. My one complaint about it is that there's no visual indicator of how finely the grind is set (you set it by tightening or loosening a sort of nut), and you have to take the thing apart to change the grind. It's easy to take apart and put together, but it's a bit of a pain to do that over and over for a trial-and-error process.

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2015-10-15T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Works great, no real problems

Have had this grinder for about a month now and haven't had any problems. Works great, fairly easy to adjust. For me once I have the grind setting I want I leave it. The top screw tends to loosen up a little every so often so I just make a habit of tightening it pretty frequently. love that the grinder screws on and off and can attach a mason jar. Would e n if there was a little more guidance on what type of grind you'll get when your adjusting the setting. It pretty much trial and error.

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Verified Buyer

2014-12-22T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Consistent Grind at a Price

The grinder is great, but if you plan on using this to make more than just one or MAYBE two cups of coffee (10 fl oz each) you need to look elsewhere. That is unless you want to crank it for 10-15 minutes. I use it to make myself one cup of coffee per day through my Chemex and it's perfect. It takes me about 3-4 minutes to create about three tablespoons of grounds. The grounds are pretty consistent in size, shape, etc. Overall I'm happy, but keep this in mind if you plan on making a whole pot of coffee.

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2014-10-22T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Good grinder, but not for coarse grinds

This is a great grinder and a good option for a coffee lover on a budget. However, the reviews are true and the coarse grinds with this grinder are terrible. If you are grinding for anything other than a french press then I say go for it, but look elsewhere for coarse grinds. Makes a great grind for my aeropress.

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Verified Buyer

2014-09-04T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2014-07-11T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2016-10-07T13:20:24Z

3 / 5 stars

Long grind

I like this product, but it takes a lengthy time to hand grind. If we do not grind at night, we end up on the morning with the electric grinder.

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Verified Buyer

2016-02-26T00:00:00Z

2 / 5 stars

design flaw

Gets the job done but produces way to many fine particle in the medium range grind settings. Have to sift the fines out to prevent over extraction during my brews.

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Verified Buyer

2016-06-30T00:00:00Z

1 / 5 stars

inconsistent grind

I have been using this for a week, not matter what adjustment I make I still get dust mixed in with a medium grind. Obviously it smells like coffee so now I can't even return it.

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Verified Buyer

2014-08-06T00:00:00Z

1 / 5 stars

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.

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2016-10-07T18:00:41Z

5 / 5 stars

Hario Coffee Hand Grinder

What a fantastic product! This coffee mill has a smooth cranking action, and the beans are ground very consistently. The anti-slip device is a great idea, and the jar could be replaced with a Mason jar. The price I got was $20 less than anywhere else I could find. I am just thrilled and would recommend to anyone! Be prepared to work that crank!

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2016-10-04T01:29:31Z

5 / 5 stars

Wonderful!

This has definitely helped my entire process of making coffee at home and it's going to be perfect to take camping. I'm using this for Aeropress, Pour overs and French Press.. can't speak for espresso. All around super solid simple machine. Prima definitely has the lowest prices as well. Looking forward to buying more from you guys!

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