Please welcome my new kitchen friend to this page.
Isn’t it cute? Yes, I am aware that it looks a little like a red Dalek. This is in no way a bad thing as far as I am concerned. And no, every time I press the button I do not say “CAFFEINATE! CAFFEINATE” That would be silly.
This little machine is surprisingly lightweight for its size, which is something that makes me happy. When the box arrived from Savisto, I wasn’t expecting it to be so light!
Since breaking my wrist a few years ago, I can’t always lift things so easily, and hefting kitchenware about makes it ache badly. One that is as easy to lift as this is a treat.
It has a generously sized hopper, so can take a fair amount of beans.
Teaspoon for scale:
I put 4 measured tablespoons in, and it coped perfectly well. It’s fairly quiet too, so that’s handy for grinding beans when you don’t want to wake up the rest of the house in your search of that perfect first cup of the day.
The grind is a little more coarse than some, but it’s even. I suspect I could just have held the button down for longer though! (I have a slight worry about overheating kitchen tools, so I tend to err on the side of caution.)
The blades are more raised than some grinders I’ve used, so the beans didn’t get caught underneath, which was a huge pain with my old one. I was forever fishing out bean shards that had gotten stuck and made the blades stop turning. The clearance on these blades worked very well.
Because the sides are slick, the grinds don’t stick to the sides, they just slide back down into the hopper. The size of the hopper also made cleaning much easier. I could just wipe it out with a paper towel, no fuss, because my hand fitted in with no problem.
The wire tucks under nicely, as there’s a small notch on the underside that enables the unit to sit flat.
I haven’t tried to use it for spice grinding yet, but I might do when I have a little more time. All in all I’m really very happy with this machine, and would not hesitate to recommend it to people.
Also, you know, RED DALEK.