Great grinder for the first three years. Now I want to replace it.
Positive Product Points
The grinder is attractive. It is only 12 1/2" high and 4 1/4" wide, which is a nice size for a kithcen. The doser works well. The grind is very even, and can be ajdusted to a fine powder.
Negative Product Points
The grinder has not held up that well over time. It would be better if it was a little quieter, and if it would grind a little faster.
I use the grinder strictly for home use. I grind one pot of coffee each morning, rarely more and never less (unless I am on vacation).
At first, I was fairly pleased with the grinder. I had used much less expensive grinders that were noisy, and took a long time to grind enough coffee to make a pot. My main goals for a grinder were to buy a grinder that (i) is attractive, (ii) quiet, (iii) fast, (iv) could make a fine, even grind, and (v) could grind enough to brew a pot with ease.
When I purchased the grinder, I was fairly pleased with it. It is much more heavy duty than a $50 grinder. The cord has a lower gauge wire, and the unit is heavier and solidly built. The coffee is ground very evenly, and the grinder works faster than an inexpensive unit (although I wish it were faster still).
Overtime, however, the grinder has not held up as well as I hoped.
When I purchased the grinder, the hopper was cracked. The vendor replaced it with a hopper that was dropped shipped by a US distirbutor. The new hopper did not have a large enough hole drilled at the bottom. When I installed it, the bottem of the hopper cracked a little. I did not return it. Over time, it has become very loose.
There is an automatic shut off feature so the motor does not overheat. After I used the grinder for about 3 years, the motor now shuts off once or twice before I can grind enough coffee to brew one pot.
I was hoping that I would be satisfied with the grinder for many, many years. However, I am now thinking of replacing it. That is why I found this website that reviews coffee grinders.
Attractive solidly built grinder, but has not held up that well over the years.