Maybe it’s just me, but this grinder isn’t as large as the photo makes it look–it’s basically a 5″ cube with a hand crank on the top.
But while its size may be deceiving, its artistry isn’t. This is a beautifully classic European hand coffee mill – not merely a grinder! – with a walnut-colored beechwood exterior and chrome-plated, heavy-gauge steel accents.
The premium materials do mean an inflated price, but this grinder performs as you’d expect.
Unlike inexpensive manual coffee grinder's, the Peugeot Nostalgie coffee mill has a stainless steel burr. You can grind up to 4 tablespoons of coffee in one sitting with a grind ranging from medium-fine to coarse.
This grinder does not disassemble for easy cleaning. That’s definitely a small but notable negative. To keep this thing humming you should dust off the stainless steel grinder with a small brush after each use.
This is an extremely high-quality item. The grinder mechanism is made in Italy with everything else made in France. The stainless steel burr will hold up to repeated use.
There’s no doubt this grinder will have a longer useful life than anything else on this list. Whether that’s worth the price is up to you.