Messy: delivers too much coffee for the gaggia machine it was used with
The metal-bodied models are a classic of the golden age of italian industrial design (if you look on ebay it you can find 230v models sold as heirlooms). Even the plastic bodies are handsome. And they are good grinders. But they are messy. And the killer for me was that two doses was just too much for the double basket on my gaggia machine: the coffee got through to the wrong side of the showerscreen and clogged the whole thing up. Taking the expresso machine apart at 0700 hrs when I was gagging for a coffee got to be no fun. I gave up and got a gaggaia platinum vogue bean-to-cup machine (at a very good price when on holiday in italy: I've a sentimental attachment to gaggia machines, god knows why). Apart from some lingering concerns about its longterm durability, I recommend it very highly to anyone with no fantasies about being a home barista, and no taste for buckets of long milky drinks.
OK. Buy one in italy (or on ebay it) if you have the chance, and the right supply voltage. The prices elsewhere are too high, but no worse than other grinders.