The Porlex Grinder – Great Japanese Manufacturing

The Porlex Grinder

So, the Porlex grinder. Ever heard of it? Neither had I. And if im totally honest i’ve yet to test one out for myself but from what I’ve seen on the tinterweb it does look good , as are the reviews.

 

So who the hell makes the Porlex grinder anyway? Well, Porlex, duh…but who are Porlex? I shall tell you. They’re actually a Japanese company that specialise in coffee and food grinders. To look at it’s great – It’s sleek and shiny silver and we all love something shiny. It’s shinyness comes from being made of stainless steel and it’s grinding mechanism is ceramic burr.

 

Porlex Grinder
The Porlex Grinder. Japanese engineering

One of the obvious competitors for this beauty is the Zassenhaus (website is in German so you’ll have to hit the translate button!) which can be found on our best coffee grinders page

The Porlex grinder really is brilliantly engineered. The finish is great and the burr mechanism is hardy and easy to dismantle for the occasional clean. The inner and the out burrs both have the Porlex logo engrave into them. While this obviously doesn’t add anything in the way of functionality to the grind or improved the finished result it does show Porlex’s attention to detail and hence is a good sign that the engineering will be good – which it is.

The handle hole so it grips the rotator for the grind has also been redesigned to be rectangular and so not to wear out. The burrs are fixed via spring mount which comes apart really easily, and goes backj to gether, for easy cleaning. It will grind to all degrees of coarseness from espresso to French press.

 

An all round great grinder and fantastic when used with Aeropress. We give it 4.5 stars                                                 

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