Great grinder, glad I bought it, if you are thinking of getting a Mazzer, stop thinking and buy it!
Positive Product Points
Easy to use Reliable Looks great Timer is great
Negative Product Points
Doser can be a pain - but you get used to it
A lot has already been written - no need to repeat.
I bought the Mazzer with a Fiorentzo Bricoletta machine when I got paid out my holidays when changing jobs - much better than a holiday!!!
I received the grinder basically direct from the importer, so no one had checked it etc, but getting it setup was a breeze.
I ignored all knowledge and played around with the grind adjustement, and funnily enough it wound up pretty much back at the factory preset point.
I like the Mazzer for the ease to change the grind, but also the limited need to adjust. Periodic adjustements are required, but they are pretty minimal, for which the stepless adjustment is great.
The doser is something I love and hate in equal measures. I removed the finger guard which makes for easier cleaning (the vacuum cleaner was designed for cleaning coffee equipment surely, the bonus is cleaning other areas of the house). The doser doses to the left (a common complaint) however this seems more an issue when you grind enough for one shot, when the doser has a reasonable load of ground coffee in it it works a treat. I have pretty much gotten used to the way it works, so it doesn't really bother me now.
We got the timer model, and this is great - I wouldn't be without it. Again, time has taught me where to set the timer for various quantities of coffee. It also stops me grinding way to much coffee, which I would then feel compelled to make espresso with and drink. Hold on, maybe I don't want the timer...
As for size, aesthetics - hey it fitted just in the space allocated to it in the kitchen, and looks great. It isn't a small grinder - it is bigger than some of our friends coffee makers, but that's OK they can aspire to greatness also.
In summary, I am pleased I ignored the pleas of the place I got the grinder from to buy something else that they stocked, and stuck with my need for a Mazzer.
I have no regrets having bought the Mazzer Mini
Three Month Followup
Still love this grinder - and subsequently have bought a Mazzer Jolly, and ordered a second Mazzer Mini (but then I am using the grinders in a cafe and need one for the house, and another one for testing new blends) Although, it would appear I am now allowed to buy another Jolly, so it's bye bye mini, hello Jolly!