I don't like it ( was - Good burr grinder for under $100. Good looks, no plastic and easy to clean)
Positive Product Points
Seems good for drip and french press. Easy to adjust. Holds 1 lb of beans. No plastic.
Negative Product Points
Failure mode causes coffee to spray all over (3-5 ft). Eek!
It has static. Leaves a small mess after grinding. It requires cleaning to prevent clogging up on a periodic basis. I do this between 1 lb loads.
I like this machine for now. I plan to buy another if I ever get the espresso bug. I haven't read up on the mod to this machine yet, but I think I will probably want a dedicated espresso grinder rather than switching back and forth. I probably will get a Solis or Rancillio some time in the future.
I put a special hook under the counter to hold the brush that comes with it, This is essential because this machine generates a lot of static (like my old LaPavoni PA-BURR did). If I let the machine set for a few minutes, most of it dissipates, but I still have to sweep up.
It has a nice counter appeal that made it an easy sell for my wife.
Item was low enough price to get me to buy. I was planning for a Solis Maeastro+ but had not tracked one down.
Ah yes - caveat emptor
Three Month Followup
One Year Followup
In the year I have owned this machine, it has progressed from a slightly finicky drip coffee grinder to an erratic coffee ground sprayer.
It still looks good on the counter, but thats only because I have not replaced it yet. I am using my old whirlyblade as I am tired of sweeping up coffee sprayed all over.
Perhaps I will start a web page where I show others how to convert this machine for use in applying textured ceilings.