The grinder is cheap. There are 18 grind settings. There are also 4 different cup settings on the machine. It is a burr grinder, so if you are unfamiliar with them you can at least see how it works before you box it back up and return it. It gives you a good idea of what you do not want in a grinder.
Negative Product Points
The 18 settings all grind to the same consistency. The consistency is utterly useless for any kind of coffee.
After removing it from the box, the first thing I noticed was the flimsy lid and how it didn't so much fit as it lay on top of the machine. Otherwise the machine has a decent plastic construction that is somewhat aesthetically pleasing. It is nothing that would survive an accidental drop however. Setup and use was self-explanatory. I immediately wanted to see what it was capable of, so I set the selector to the finest setting and ground a few beans. What it produced was nothing short of shameful. The consistency was so large that it was useless for any type of coffee. Curious, I set it to the most coarse setting and got the exact same consistency. I did not expect much out of a sub 20 dollar grinder, but I certainly hoped for more than this.
I'm sure that the unit could be modified to produce a better grind, but honestly why would anyone bother? I knew going into it that the grinder most likely would not suit my needs. However, having never seen a burr grinder in person (I live in a town completely devoid of any sort of kitchen stores) I was curious and wanted to give it a shot. I'll definitely be sticking to my blade grinder until I come across something better
Purchased at Kitchen Collection in an outlet mall. Returning the unit was easy, although the clerk seemed very distraught at the fact I was returning the unit. She stated something along the lines of, "We've sold thousands of these, and you're the first person to ever return one!" I'd gather it's because no one wants to be seen in public carrying this thing back to the store.