Noisier than it should be, grinds get behind the acrylic grinds container making it messy, limited grind range, grind adjustment wheel is difficult to turn (stiff) and needs tweaking to grind fine enough for espresso, difficult to remove top burr for cleaning, excessive static buildup
This was my first step up from a blade grinder. It is a decent cheap grinder, but it really is not suitable for espresso. It is possible to manipulate the grind setting by taking the top off and dialing the top burr down (or up) more, but that is a real pain. The burr set is the typical inexpensive type. Coffee grinds come out with a fair amount of static, and unless I held the acrylic catch bin, grinds would get between the grinder body and the catcher. The amount of beans it will grind is limited by the size of the chamber up top, but neither my espresso nor my friend's drip coffee suffered for quantity. This grinder is unusually loud, but then again it is cheap. I do not remember how much I paid, but it was not much. If you plan on making espresso, get a Solis instead. They are not too much more and do a much better job of grinding. Better still, pony up for a Rocky or better. This makes a decent grinder for work because it is small and relatively clean, but expect very little from it. Looks cool, though.