Smart Kitchen Mill
FinaMill

Smart Kitchen Mill for Elemex Limited

FinaMill is a powerful kitchen mill with interchangeable and refillable spice pods. FinaMill is the easy way to elevate cooking with the bold flavor of freshly ground spices. Just fill the reusable pods with dried spices or herbs, snap a pod in place, and grind the exact amount of spice you need with the push of a button. Swap out spice pods with just a few clicks and keep cooking. It’s the one grinder for all your spices.

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Bringing FinaMill closer to you with translations in multiple languages: Smart Kitchen Mill EN, Slim Kombuismeul AF, Mulli I Zgjuar I Kuzhinës SQ, ስማርት የወጥ ቤት ወፍጮ AM, مطحنة المطبخ الذكية AR, Խելացի Խոհանոցային Գործարանը HY, Ağıllı Mətbəx Dəyirmanı AZ, Sukaldeko Errota Adimenduna Sukaldeko EU, Разумная Кухонная Млын BE, স্মার্ট রান্নাঘর কল BN, Pametni Kuhinjski Mlin BS, Интелигентната Кухненска Мелница BG, စမတ်မီးဖိုချောင်သုံးစက် MY, El Molí De Cuina Intel·ligent CA, Anzeru Khitchini Mphero NY, 智能厨房磨坊 ZH, U Mulinu Di Cucina Intelligente CO, Pametni Kuhinjski Mlin HR, Inteligentní Kuchyňský Mlýn CS, Smart Køkkenmølle DA, Slimme Keukenmolen NL, Inteligenta Kuireja Muelejo EO, Tark Köögiveski ET, Älykäs Keittiömylly FI, Le Moulin De Cuisine Intelligent FR, Fábrica De Cociña Intelixente GL, ჭკვიანი სამზარეულოს წისქვილი KA, Smart Kitchen Mill DE, Ο Έξυπνος Μύλος Κουζίνας EL, સ્માર્ટ કિચન મિલ GU, Moulen Kwizin Entelijan HT, Kaifin Girkin Nika HA, טחנת מטבח חכמה HE, स्मार्ट किचन मिल HI, Az Intelligens Konyhai Malom HU, Pabrik Dapur Pintar ID, Muileann Cistine Cliste GA, Igwe Nri Kichin Mara Mma IG, Snjall Eldhúsmylla IS, Smart Kitchen Mill IT, スマートキッチンミル JA, Pabrik Pawon Sing Cerdas JV, ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ ಕಿಚನ್ ಗಿರಣಿ KN, Ақылды Асүй Диірмені KK, រោងម៉ាស៊ីនកិនស្រូវដ៏ឆ្លាតវៃ KM, Uruganda Rwigikoni Rwubwenge RW, Акылдуу Ашкана Тегирмени KY, 스마트 키친 밀 KO, Melzemeyê Metbexê Yê Zîrek KU, Dolor LA, Intelligent Kichemillen LB, ໂຮງງານຄົວທີ່ສະຫຼາດ LO, Protingas Virtuvės Malūnas LT, Viedās Virtuves Dzirnavas LV, Паметна Мелница За Кујна MK, Ny Lakozia Matanjaka Ao An-Dakozia MG, Kilang Dapur Pintar MS, സ്മാർട്ട് കിച്ചൻ മിൽ ML, Mitħna Tal-Kċina Intelliġenti MT, Ko Te Miihini Kihini Mohio MI, स्मार्ट किचन मिल MR, Ухаалаг Гал Тогооны Тээрэм MN, स्मार्ट किचन मिल NE, Smart Kjøkkenfabrikk NO, ସ୍ମାର୍ଟ ରୋଷେଇ ଘର ମିଲ OR, ਸਮਾਰਟ ਕਿਚਨ ਮਿੱਲ PA, آسیاب آشپزخانه هوشمند FA, Inteligentny Młyn Kuchenny PL, سمارټ پخلنځی مل PS, O Moinho De Cozinha Inteligente PT, Moara De Bucătărie Inteligentă RO, Умная Кухонная Мельница RU, سمارٽ باورچی خاني SD, Atamai Umukuka Falegaosi SM, Паметни Кухињски Млин SR, Muileann Cidsin Spaideil GD, Smart Kicheni Chigayo SN, ස්මාර්ට් මුළුතැන්ගෙයි මෝල SI, Inteligentná Kuchynská Mlyn SK, Pametni Kuhinjski Mlin SL, Warshad Wax SO, Bohlale Kichineng Leloala ST, El Molino De Cocina Inteligente ES, Panggilingan Dapur Pinter SU, Kinu Smart Jikoni SW, Smart Kökskvarn SV, ஸ்மார்ட் கிச்சன் மில் TA, స్మార్ట్ కిచెన్ మిల్లు TE, Осиёби Ошхонаи Интеллектуалӣ TG, โรงสีครัวอัจฉริยะ TH, Akylly Aşhana Fabrigi TK, Ang Smart Kitchen Mill TL, Akıllı Mutfak Değirmeni TR, Акыллы Кухня Комбинаты TT, ئەقلىي ئىقتىدارلىق ئاشخانا زاۋۇتى UG, Розумна Кухонна Млина UK, اسمارٹ کچن مل باورچی خانے کی UR, Aqlli Oshxona Tegirmoni UZ, Cối Xay Nhà Bếp Thông Minh VI, Melin Gegin Glyfar CY, Smart Keukenmûne FY, Smart Ekhitshini Lokusila XH, סמאַרט קיך מיל YI, Ọlọ Ọlọgbọn Ile Idana YO, Smart Ekhishini Isigayo ZU, 智能廚房磨坊 ZY, Ang Maalamon Nga Galingan Sa Kusina CEB, ʻo Ka Mea Wili Kīhini Akamai HAW, Ntse Chav Ua Noj Zeb HMN.


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Unique Properties

FinaMill is a powerful kitchen mill with interchangeable and refillable spice pods. FinaMill is the easy way to elevate your cooking with the bold flavor of freshly ground spices. Just fill the reusable pods with dried spices or herbs, snap a pod in place, and grind the exact amount of spice you need with the push of a button. Switching to another spice is easy, press FinaMill down to release the pod, and press down again to engage with another pod. It is the one grinder for all your spices.

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Kitchen, cooking, food, mill, grinder, pod, spice, spice mill, spice grinder

Production Technology

Electric mills existed for years but failed to extend the benefits beyond milling pepper and salt. The reason is that most come with a tiny cup that is difficult to fill and, there is no way to overcome the cross contamination problem. Our interchangeable pod solves that problem, one spice one pod. Once we extend the usefulness of FinaMill beyond pepper and salt, we developed a quick release mechanism so a user can swap spice pod single handedly, while leaving the other hand to cook.

Design Challenge

The biggest challenge was finding a way to make the two rotating pieces work together in harmony. The mill has to turn the pod, and the pod must also be secured firmly into the mill. The mechanical energy must transfer well in order to grind hard materials.

Project Duration

The project started over 10 years ago as an idea, and was tinkered with off and on until March 2019. At that time, full dedication was put into the product as a few technical hurtles were finally surmounted.

Operation Flow

Fill a FinaPods with your favorite spices, bring the FinaMill above the pod and press down to click it into position. Press the button and the electric motor grinds your spices. Press the pod down against your surface again to release. Then repeat the process for the next pod: select click grind savor. This is a big improvement over traditional electric mills as they must be dedicated to one spice alone. If it is filled with pepper, it is a forever pepper mill. FinaMill and FinaPods allow you to have any number of spice pods to use with just one mill.

Research

Our focuses were in reliability, efficiency and functionalities. Robotic arms were used to determine the life expectancy of the button and quick release. We analyze sound wave during operation to find abnormally in our motors and gearboxes. We measure current loading and heat spots to identify inefficiency. We have developed 6 different pods to find 6 different characteristics of spice.

Inspiration

Years ago, I wanted to correct the flaws of an imperfect spice mill, flaws so deep they had become the norm, and then build from the ground up a brand new mill nobody had ever seen. A defense against the cross-contamination of flavors. A quicker, more efficient way of changing spices. Single-handed operation. These features were unheard of within the spice grinding industry. The key to our invention came one day when I was working my power tool, and I knew my answer is: interchangeable pod.

Project Overview

FinaMill Smart Kitchen Mill has been a Platinum winner in the Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design award category in the year 2019 organized by the prestigious A' Design Award & Competition. The Platinum A' Design Award is recognized for honoring designs that stand at the forefront of creativity and innovation. It is the highest accolade bestowed by the A' Design Awards, acknowledging works that blend remarkable innovation with impactful societal contributions. These designs not only showcase exceptional artistic and technical proficiency but also highlight their creators' commitment to advancing the boundaries of art, science, design, and technology. Recipients of this award are celebrated for their role in shaping the aesthetics and trends of our time, contributing significantly to the enhancement of quality of life and promoting sustainable development.

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