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I have in my hands a grinder that outperforms the Porlex for a very similar price.

 

The Rhino Hand Grinder - available from CoffeeHit - has been designed to address some of the flaws hand grinders have been known for.

 

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I'm currently putting it through its paces and it's ticking all the boxes

 

Initial feedback;

  • Grinding feels stiffer (no play in nut)
  • Easier to grind (more solid and has a larger handle)
  • No wobble in the stem
  • Holds alt least 40g of beans (great for filter where higher doses are used))
  • Consistent grind size

 

Feel free to ask any questions

 

What do you look for in a hand grinder?


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What's the static like in the catch cup

What's the retention like in the burrs

What are you using it for brewed presumably only ?

Does it disassemble easily for traveling


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Easy to disassemble for travelling (and cleaning)

Testing for brewed and espresso

Retention is similar to the Porlex - very little grind retention. Conical ceramic burrs

No static noticed so far


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What's your opinion on the longevity of the burrs, do they look like they will last.

 

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The burrs look to be well made. They are ceramic - so need to be treated with care (eg not dropped)


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Super simple

Remove the (push fit) lid and tip in the beans

 

After grinding, pull the bottom of the grinder apart (push fit again)


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That is a very cheap price. Can you comment on the grind-size variance? i.e. at coarser settings are you getting boulder and powder at the same time? Perhaps some pictures to illustrate?

Despite the size and weight of the Hausgrind, I will forgo convenience every time for the grind quality and craftsmanship (that walnut!!!).

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Very interesting. Thanks Glenn.


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Nice find Glenn!

 

Does it fit inside an aeropress (for travelling)?

 

{Not the whole thing, as I suspect it's too long, but even with a bit poking out it's useful...}

 

Thanks.

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Yes it is stepped adjustments (little notches, easy to count up and down)

 

No, it doesn't fit inside the inner tube of the Aeropress

It is ever slightly too wide

 

It comes with its own carry bag though


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Guys, can you adjust the grind on these?

 

See Glenns last post...

 

 

 

 

Glenn, Have you run any beans known for lots of static through, like MM?


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No, have not run any Monsoon Malabar through.

No static noticed from any beans so far. Although I don't seem to suffer from static in my kitchen.

 

The grinder is very easy to adjust.


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Does the lid fall off? It's my only pet hate on the Porlex


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Nope, has quite a decent holding mechanism - needs a strong pull so far


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Great find. I've been hovering over the buy button of the porlex for the last few days....

You say you've tested for espresso - are you happy with the output? How long do you estimate it takes to grind a dose for a double, and I assume it's still quite noisy?

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Nope, has quite a decent holding mechanism - needs a strong pull so far

 

Thanks Glenn, looks a good, well thought out hand grinder.


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What's the dimensions? It looks like a similar size to the porlex tall.

 

What's that carry bag look like? Any chance of a photo?

 

Must say it looks like they've taken the starting point of a Porlex tall and added in improvements to bring it up to the next step

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about to pull the trigger on this or porlex mini due to the fact it fits in the aeropress.

would you recommend the rhino over the prolex?

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Pictures here

Dimensions:

52mm wide (55 incl grip)

185mm high

Handle separate

 

Slightly too wide to fit into an Aeropress

 

I would recommend the Rhino over the Porlex

It feels more solid and addresses some of the issues the Porlex has


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I know it's too wide for the areopress hence the one thing that porlex has going for it.

 

Anyway, sounds like rhino is the way to go. Cheers

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