Built like a TANK! This grinder would last forever, no doubt.
Negative Product Points
It cannot grind anything but drip. Period.
Ya, go ahead and pick this grinder up if you want something nice in your kitchen with a small foot print and you want to grind for your drip machine. DO NOT WASTE your hard earned $$$ on this hunk of junk if you want press pots, or espresso. The grind is all over the place. No matter the setting it spits out big chunks and dust, just in varying degrees.
I got the run around in a big way from Kitchen Aid. I love my other Kitchen Aid products, Love them. But this is not a good machine. I bought this thinking that all of the neg reviews were from picky coffee geeks, and that it would do for me. Yep it will do if you like your press pot coffee tasting horrible and choked out from powder. It works great for press pot if you like eating your coffee. And there is NO way you could ever even think about grinding for espressos with this machine. Just a big waste of money if your looking to improve your coffee at home!
Luckilly i bought this at sears, since Kitchen Aid refused to fix or replace this machine. I am a HUGE fan of kitchen Aid products, but not this machine, and i was very dissapointed at their service when i felt so dissapointed in their product.