If the terminator drank coffee and needed a grinder this would be it.
Positive Product Points
Built to commercial standards and built to last.
Negative Product Points
You wont want to store it where it cant be seen.
This machine is simply built to do one thing and one thing only,that is grind coffee day in and day out. From the moment you pick it up you sense its strength.Its a heavy machine which looks like a work of art made by Peterbuilt. If the terminator could enjoy coffee this would be his grinder. Its something your kids will remember telling their kids about when your long gone...as something that was always in the kitchen. I looks like a device that was designed to grind coffee beans. It has no pretense or vagueness in its composition. It would be something a guy would design. Its manly if I may be so bold.
Now on to the weightier matters at hand. How does it work. It works fine.In fact it works exquisitely and its gives one the confidence that it will continue to do its job for a long long long time. Its stable and you dont ever have to hold it or secure it. You simply drop in the beans...set the grind selector and turn it on. Does it sound like a sewing machine ...well no,but it doesnt sound like a jack hammer either if thats worth anything. Its sounds like a machine should sound,it makes an electric motor whir and as the beans grind you hear them in there being ground up. They the fall nicely into the glass container and you put them into your brewing machine,hopefully one that brews at 200 degrees,or all the grinding discussion in the world is nothing more than a vain exercise in futility. Is there any drawback...well since its been mentioned I will address it.Yes a few beans probably will get caught in the housing at the very bottom of the glass container in a circular space between the metal housing and where the glass entry container comes to rest,which I might add is easily removed for cleaning if needed.Actually I enjoy this since it gives me a chance to have some interaction with this machines otherwise self contained no hassle operation. I simply knock them down into the chute with one quick swipe of my finger..and its taken care of. This is hardly a matter for concern when one considers the fact that this machine itself borders on near perfection. But alas some will find a fault in anything and are quick to herald one small minute mere annoyance.
In conclusion I guess you have gathered I like this machine. Is it right for you ? Well thats a question only you can answer.I only bought it because we have had a KitchenAid mixer for 5 years and based on that I have confidence in this grinder. I can tell you one thing if you took all the grinders listed on this site and just ground coffee till one broke...this machine would be one of the last ones standing.
Williams Sonoma provided a great no hassle friendly experience