Long lasting. Strong motor. No surprises. Good fitting hopper lid Reliable settings
Negative Product Points
None of importance.
Totally happy with this grinder so long as we are keeping to the one application. In our case espresso. Minor weather adjustments are quick and easy. The adjustable douser star is easy to adjust and sweeps clean. The well fitting lid keeps the beans in fair condition for the few days they are there.
We mostly grind for one or two shots a time, several times a day using a 21 gram basket. This equates to about a 12 second grind per shot. Some one else said 8 seconds for 14 grams, so this must be about right. The grind is always consistent and when altering the grind for other uses when brought back to the (noted) number grinds as well as before. as well documented else were this grinder is a real pain to crank out on the little adjusting knob to say grind for plunger then to bring it back.
An other bug bear is when friends(?) bring some obscure sample around and insist on trying it out. The scooping out of the current beans, getting the fingers down to scoop out yet more and then grinding out what's left proves rather wasteful. So now it's just kept for espresso grind only.
I find this grinder a bitch to clean. To get to the burrs require some disassembly and a lot of time. I find the exit shoot can hold grinds which I would rather have out. To remove the hopper requires the removal of 4 small screws that I don't think will take too much repetition.
Bought with the Cimbali Junior machine 15 years ago. It's never given a moments bother and I can't remember the price.