Since the Mahlgut-1 handmill came out, we have learned a lot from it and received a lot of feedback from our customers. The Mahlgut-1s was the result, which we would like to introduce here. The first big novelty is that the Mahlgut-1s, at least initially, will only be available in stainless steel (the plates and the shafts). We have said goodbye to the notion that the Mahlgut handmill is a transportable mill. There are much smaller and more transportable solutions. Our Mahlgut-1s is rather a stationary handmill which now weighs almost 5Kg. In addition, there is a new crank which is 2cm longer and a bit narrower than the previous one. The new crank is now screwed tight and no longer inserted. For the knob, both the tried and tested plastic and a wood version are available. Although the crank has only become 2cm longer, the cranking, especially with light roasts, has become quite a lot easier.
The next innovation for the Mahlgut-1s is the continuous adjustment mechanism which has been completely reworked. In order to adjust the degree of grinding, a locking screw must now be loosened so that the pointer turns left or right in order to adjust the grinding to be coarser or finer. Once the desired degree of grinding has been achieved, the locking screw is tightened again. At the moment, we are trying out various locking screws to make the adjustment of the grinding degree as easy as possible. Due to the new adjustment mechanism, no crank holder is necessary any more and the pointer as well stops during use. Furthermore, we have adapted the shaft, more precisely, the thread pitch. Simply stated, in contrast to the Mahlgut-1, one needs more turns for adjustment. As a result, the degree of grinding can be set even more precisely. For the grinding degree adjustment, there is now also an FDA-compliant plain bearing and a needle bearing instead of a nylon ring.
Despite the many changes, the Mahlgut-1s can still be taken apart and reassembled for cleaning without tools. Here we remain true to ourselves.
If you take a look below, you’ll see the next innovation. In addition to the tried and tested drawer, a new container is used which simplifies the transfer of coffee grounds into a filter holder. Here we have to make a few cosmetic changes, but so far our pot is already quite good. Here, too, as in the case of a crank knob or the wooden dozers or buzzers, wood from the Sauerland is used.
Last but not least, we have experimented with a variety of coatings and have found a very suitable DLC (diamond like carbon) coating which, unfortunately, does not reduce a possible static charge, but which, among other things, makes the grinder wear-free. In any event, we were so enthusiastic about it that we will also offer the coating as an option.