Microplane Herb Mill
Inconclusive at this point
As far as chopping up herbs it was fine. However, when I took it apart to clean it I ran into trouble. I have dried it completely but, as yet, haven't been able to put it back together. There are really no GOOD directions for doing this. I'll try again today. But if putting it back together after each use becomes a total pain, then it's not worth the effort or price.
March 1, 2014
Good for firm herbs.
This product is great for firm or brittle herbs like rosemary. With soft leaf herbs such as sage and basil, it does not do the job. Soft herbs just get smashed and the mill is unable to cut them. Stiffer herbs work just great in it. I highly recommend it for such jobs.
January 1, 2014
Not what I expected.
I bought this item because when I try to chop cilantro with a knife, I'm not always successful in achieving what I hope. I washed my unit before I used it for the first time, it was not easy to reassemble. I was not able to achieve reassembly without looking at the illustration of how the unit was assembled opposed to using the instructions for reassembly. the blades are sharp, be careful.
The outcome of the milling was good in that it does mill the herb, but the herbs were bruised (dark green). I won't claim that it was the product fault. Perhaps if I had dried the cilantro and not tried this with fresh herbs it might have faired better.
December 28, 2013
use this all the time
I have one and love it. Makes using fresh herbs so much easier. This one was a gift for my mother.
December 7, 2013
I don't like this item!
I bought this to use to chop the cilantro and parsley that I chop up for almost every meal.
I was really excited about using this, but after I loaded it up and put my herbs in it, they were smashed and bruised. In addition, they were also of various shapes. No consistent shapes due to the cutting mechanism.
I wanted to return this but since I lost the invoice, I am stuck with yet another piece of flotsam that I will not use. Maybe someone will buy it at a yard sale!
August 12, 2013
I love this herb mill, it's just wonderful. I couldn't wait to use it. I picked fresh herbs out of my garden and this mill saved me so much time that I would have spent cutting up parsley, basil, sage, cilantro and more. It's very easy to clean. I've been using it almost daily now and I really am glad I bought this Herb Mill. Try it - you'll like it!
June 27, 2013
Not my favorite
This worked but, it was awkward. When cutting fresh basil (which was my main reason for buying it), the basil would get stuck in the blades and I lost half the herb. Then to clean, the little blades float in the dishwasher and end up on the bottom. The blades were very sharp and it was difficult to but the appliance back together. It was a pain!
June 5, 2013
Works very well. Eliminates chopping herbs by hand
May 9, 2013