I love this product and would high reconmend it for home use.
Positive Product Points
-Fits perfect under my grouphead of my Silvia -Washes easily -No signs of wear thus far -Looks great
Negative Product Points
-The bottom does get a little slippery if wet -If you are hosting any more than 4-5 people you will have to empty half way though
After getting my Rancillio Silvia, I couldn't justify taking up any more counter space. But I needed a good quality knockbox. After reading the reviews on CG (both other members and Mark's) I thought I would give the Grindenstein a chance. I usually buy my beans at Intelligentia anyways and noticed that they were selling Dreamfarm Knockbox at a crazy low price.
When I received it, I was a little surprised about the size and wondered "Is my portifilter even going to fit "? Even after reading reviews I wasn't expecting it to be this small. However, they do say, big things come in small packages ... and this is a perfect example. Not only is there enough room to knock but the size allows you to hold on to it as you despense pucks. I usually make between 2 to 4 drinks at a time and there is enough space for the spent espresso without having to dump early. The unit is easy to clean and I even use it under my grouphead as I first prime my machine (Silvia has a small drip tray). In the world of stainless steel it is really nice to see a product with some style and I bought the Firetruck fire for that reason.
Overall I am very happy with my Grindentstein Knockbox and it works perfect for home use.
Mine got stuck in customs, but the staff at Intelligentia were really helpful getting it to me in the end. 7days total ship time into Canada.