The Kronos coffee mill stands the test of time and pays tribute to the watch-making industry that originated in France's Franche-Comté region, Peugeot's longstanding birthplace, while tearing up the design rulebook on our grandmothers' coffee mills. This manual coffee mill comes with a high-performance mechanism and a lifetime limited guarantee.
Manual Coffee Mill 19 cm - 7,5"
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An "Expert" coffee mill
Felicia N. published 01/17/2021 following an order made on 01/04/2021
So far we like it. Time will tell
Scott G. published 12/11/2020 following an order made on 11/28/2020
I don't have anything to compare this grinder to but as a stand alone grinder it's okay. The diameter is big and it's hard to grip and hold steady. I've seen this criticism before - I'm not a small guy either and I have large hands. I find it's best to hold in hand and not rested on a countertop when grinding. The second advantage to holding in hand while grinding is it is easier to shake the grinder periodically to allow the beans to fall down into the grinding burrs. There is a small lip around the inside edge of the hopper that catches the beans and keeps them from sliding freely into the burrs. Plus the three braces supporting the drive shaft also obstruct the beans. I use an extra dark roast and they are oily which may cause them to get hung up more than a drier bean might. There is a spring on the shaft and this spring squeaks when grinding. Not necessarily an issue but it is annoying to hear. The bottom is plastic and from what I understand plastic collects grinds via static electricity. I have this very problem. The grinds collect on the bottom of the burr grinder on the steel (not stainless mind you) as well. I need to wipe that off after each grind. And the inside of the bottom container has grounds stuck all around. Once the coffee is in the filter I need to tap the filter to get the grinds to 'settle' otherwise the water pours right though them. This might be because of the static charge - not sure. There is also no way to clean the top half of the grinder - instructions say don't get wet. It's not easy or intended to be disassembled either. I have not tried a long slim brush to get in there yet. Overall it's well made and an attractive piece. I wish I had another brand to compare to but I don't. It makes a consistent grind and the coffee is good. I searched long and hard for one made in the USA - couldn't find any. Most are made in China. This is made in France.
LIDIYA Z. published 06/27/2020 following an order made on 06/08/2020
5 stars for quality of construction - flawless, excellent. We were disappointed, however, to find that the entire base is made from plastic (only the grinding mechanism is made of stainless steel). 5 stars for quality of the grind. 2 stars for usability. It IS difficult to grind coffee in this mill due to the design of the device. It does not remain stable when grinding beans, requiring significant strength. Redesigning this mill to be wider and shorter and/or bottom heavy would fix this issue. Overall, this is a superb mill, produces a lovely grind, is made in France, and is very well constructed. It is not, however, easy to operate and largely made of plastic. Recommend with reservations.
Florence G. published 05/25/2020 following an order made on 04/10/2020
A beautiful object but the base is made of a light plastic which is disappointing for two reasons; you end up having to really hold down the mill which is top heavy since it is where you need to apply torque. The second issue with the plastic container is that it is very static and the coffee grounds end up everywhere when you open it up, making the transferring process messy. I wish this container was made of metal or ceramic or even a heavier plastic.
Anonymous customer published 11/07/2019 following an order made on 10/30/2019
Beautiful and sturdy, with excellent grinding ability. Like most manual coffee grinders, the actual grinding process is a bit awkward.