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Hario Coffee Grinders

Updated on October 14, 2013

Compare the Hario Burr Coffee Grinders

In Japanese, HARIO means "The King of Glass". The company manufactures glassware for many different consumer uses, but they also have a fine selection of hand cranked burr coffee grinders (none of the Hairo coffee grinders are electric). So what is the difference between the various Hario coffee grinders, and which is the best to purchase? Is the only difference between the grinders the price, or does one produce better grounds than the others? Do they all have the same burrs? Keep reading to find out which Hario coffee grinder is best for your home.

The main thing you will want to consider is how many cups of coffee do you want to hand grind at a time, and how easy should cleanup be. Well, that and Hario has some really elegant antique looking coffee grinder models that just LOOK FABULOUS (and yes they are functional too).

Hario Coffee Grinder Comparison Table

Compare them Side by Side

There are a lot of people that have compared the Hario Skerton to the Hario Slim. We're also comparing the Hario Canister and the MM-2. I will be adding the information to the MRS-8N and MHEC-4C as soon as I get my hands on the models to try out for myself. So be sure to bookmark this page and check back soon!

 

Size

Weight

Cup

Base

Lid

Adjustment

Look

Cleaning

Makes

Hario Skerton

16 x 11 x 13 in

1.4 lbs

glass

Rubber No Slip

lid with hole

simple

modern

Hand wash

2.5 oz

Hario Slim

7.3 x 4.5 x 3.2 in

3/4 lbs

plastic

Rubber No Slip

seal

simple

simple

Hand wash

.8 oz

Hario Canister

6.75 x 3.75 x 8.25 in

1/2 lbs

glass

Rubber No Slip

seal

simple

retro

Hand wash

4 oz

Hario MM-2

3 x 4 x 6 in

1 lb

stainless steel

 

lid with hole

simple

retro

Brush

2.5 oz

Hario MRS-8N

7.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 in

 

cast iron

 

 

simple

retro

Brush

3 oz

Hario MHEC-4C (import)

7.3 x 4.5 x 8.5 in

1.5 lbs

cast iron

 

lid with hole

simple

retro

Brush

.7 oz


All Hario Grinders have Ceramic Blades

The benefits of ceramic blades is they never rust, they have consistent performance and because they do not easily produce frictional heat between the blade and coffee beans they prevent oxidation of the coffee beans.

You Can Purchase MOST Hario Coffee Grinders from Amazon.com

However, there are a few models that must be imported from Japan (or gotten through an ebay auction).

Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton

Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton
Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton

Hario Skerton has a large grind cup for making around 4 cups of coffee in the same grind. It is easy to hold because it has a no-slip rubber texture to it. It also has a no slip rubber bottom. The downfall is the hole in the lid. It can be messy and you may get some jumping beans.

Mini Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder

Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, Mini
Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, Mini

The Slim has a plastic grind cup and make approximately 2 cups of coffee. It has a fantastic lid that completely seals so that you don't have to deal with jumping beans or coffee ground dust making a mess all over the counter. The adjustment design of the Slim is easier to alter than the Skerton.

Do the Hario coffee grinders all have the same burrs?

I am not sure about the HRS-8N and the MHEC-4C and the MM-2. However the Skerton and the Slim do have the same burrs. When I find out about the others I will post it here.

New Hario Coffee Mill 'CANISTER' CMHC-4C

New Hario Coffee Mill 'CANISTER' C
New Hario Coffee Mill 'CANISTER' C

The canister looks fantastic and has a unique complete lid seal. No mess, plus it's easy to clean. Probably dishwasher safe, but who would want to chance the dishwasher fluid changing the flavor of the grounds (I'd just rinse with water and then wipe dry).

HARIO Small Coffee Grinder MM-2 Ceramic Burr COFFEE HAND Mill Grinder (Japan Import)

HARIO Small Coffee Grinder MM-2 Ceramic Burr COFFEE HAND Mill Grinder (Japan Import)
HARIO Small Coffee Grinder MM-2 Ceramic Burr COFFEE HAND Mill Grinder (Japan Import)

I love the natural wood box, and iron handle of this Hario coffee grinder. The retro design of this gorgeous mill is reminiscent of the good old days equaled with love and enjoyment of the hand mill preparation experience. The only downfall is the wooden base (not really dishwasher friendly) however, it is still easy to clean with a brush.

Hario MRS-8N

I love the design of the Harip MRS-8N coffee grinder. It's vintage wooden look is sleek and fun to display in any home. I will be adding more details about this grinder when I get my hands on one!

Hario MHEC-4C

Another wonderful wooden Hario coffee grinder. It has a plastic lid with a hole in it, which does leave room for a dusty coffee ground mess or a few beans slipping out. However, the design does make up for this flaw. This grinder is only available through eBay.

Please add your personal experiences with any of the Hario coffee grinder models. Anything helpful is good for other potential buys to know.

Do you own a Hario coffee grinder? - What are its biggest advantages / disadvantages?

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