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Topic: 2 grinders (33 lines)
1) From: MSMB
2.  Someone who does not take too much of an interest in coffee, just bought
me a Bodum hand grinder that she found in TJ MAXX. She thought I might just
like to try it out and it was cheap. The name of this model is, I think,
"Nissen" (model no. WO429).  It looks more like a large pepper mill to me
but it is, indeed a coffee grinder.  According to the label the metal parts
are stainless steel.  The coffee goes into a wooden cylinder that itself
fits into a plastic container to catch the ground coffee.  Looks like there
are 5 different grinds possible.  Any thoughts on the quality of this
grinder.  It cost $15.00; but I am wondering if it is worth even that (of
course I am not putting a value on the nice thought that was attached to it;
that is surely very, very valuable!).  I am not sure if the housing at the
bottom that probably contains the blades is hard plstic or graphite; it just
does not look all that well made (though I might be prejudiced by the cheap
price).
 2.  For his birthday I bought my daughter's life partner a Fraber hand
grinder.  It is stamped on the bottom "made in Italy," so I doubt that it
could go back to much earlier than the 1960s.  (When did we begin to see
origins stamped in ink on items?).  This one is an all wooden box and he
told me after his first try that it works very well (he said it he had the
best results he has ever had with a grinder).  Does anyone know anything
about this grinder (what quality can we expect from the burrs, is this a
well known company, etc.... I am just curious so any information would be of
interest).  Thanks a lot.
MS


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