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Porlex questions
« on: June 24, 2015, 04:09:23 pm »
Well mine arrived from Amazon today, but other than a sticker on the box there is nothing else other than the grinder no instructions etc.

I am assuming that it is a porlex but is there any way of telling?




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Re: Porlex questions
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 04:33:29 pm »
On the bottom of mine there's a stylized "P" followed by "Porlex", then on the next lines it says "JAPAN PORLEX" and then "Ceramic grinder for outdoor use"**.  Then there's an address, phone n° and patent n°.

On the central burr carrier, under the star-shaped effort, it also says "Japan Porlex".

First time I used mine I let my index finger dangle and ripped the nail down into the quick on the crank: either fold it well under or keep it sticking out straight.

** shit, I've been using mine indoors.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Porlex questions
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 01:10:54 pm »
Put stuff in the top and grind.

The knob on the grindy bits has click adjustments. Wound right in and it reduces things to very fine powder. About 3 clicks out you get consistency suitable for espresso.
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Re: Porlex questions
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 02:22:18 pm »
thanks all