You can get soakable bearings in ceramic and plastic, but they come out easy for cleaning. I'll be putting mine in the dishwasher, just like I do the HR- works great.Same boat here, I love my HR but wouldn't mind something a bit bigger and easier to turn (i suffer with arthritis so i grip is hard especially when its gummed up and im being lazy in cleaning it) I found cutting a bike inner tube and warping it on the top lid helps to improve gripe a lot.
With the Aroma, I'm interested in this but how do you go about cleaning? I soak my HR in iso for five mins and scrub with a stiff toothbrush. Cant be soaking the Aroma with that bearing right?
I also ordered the Grippy Boys... Plenty grippy.