Top positive review
2 July 2018
Q. With all these ready made idli and dosa batters available through various companies or your local kirana walas, who would want to go for a grinder?
A. Anyone who wants to make authentic idli/dosa!
Durability: For some one who has used elgi ultra wet grinder since 1998, my mom refused to even look at any other brand when i was gong to buy another grinder for her twenty years later. In this age of planned obsolescence where does one find products that last this long? If this lasts anywhere close to 20 years what value for money it would be!
Size: I initially went for the 2 litre grinder of the same brand. I had to return it because it was way too big for our needs. The description says 1.25 litres but the batter produced is close to 3-3.5 litres in this grinder and the size of the container is close to 5 litres.
A single idli may require about 40-75 ml of batter and a dosa about 100-150 ml of batter. Since batter should not be stored longer than a week, this size is adequate.
Quality: Excellent quality grinder stone. Pour the ingredients in, pour water, leave it on for 30 minutes to 45 minutes and the fine batter is ready.
Overall comments: Any product that has lasted 20 years is superb. I had no doubts when i went for buying, and I have no doubts now, about 3 months after purchase of product.
Note about maintenance:
(a) You may find it hard to remove the container from the base wheel the first few times, so put a little bit of oil in the white washer at the bottom of the container.
(b) Also you may get a slight varnish smell on the first use, this disappears after first use.
(c) As with any motor based appliance watch out for overheating on first use. You may want to return it in case there are heating issues after 45 minutes of use with water inside (i didn't face this).
(d) Do not run empty. Since it's a fairly heavy grinder stone, running it without water with high weight and friction is likely to spoil base.