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Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton

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Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton
$29.99
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In stock (Quick Ship - Ships Out Next Business Day!)
SKU: MSCS-2TB

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.
Hario Coffee Hand Grinder Skerton is rated 4.217391304347826 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-03-31
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 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-24
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 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!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-08
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
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Will this be able to grind for turkish coffee?

Asked by: gon freeces
The Skerton can not grind fine enough for Turkish Coffee.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-05-07

It takes a really long time to grind, especially at the finer settings. It looks like the beans just line up and stack above the burrs without falling in, but few turns counter clockwise helps. Is there a type of beans that is easier to grind?

Asked by: Yannick
The finer the grind the harder it will be for beans to fall in, yes. There isn't necessarily a preferred coffee for this grinder, but, smaller beans (like some African coffees) may go through easier.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-02-24

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: 2014-10-08
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