Produces good average grind for portofilter espresso machines
Negative Product Points
Nightmare to clean burrs,cheap easily breakable plastic parts
At my first attempt to clean the burrs and hopper I encountered diffulculties having the cheap plastic stops and retainers breaking off easily. This renders the machine unuseable! And the inner motor assembly became loose inside the housing! What a hassle! I had a Saeco for years and it was durable and easy to clean. This thing is close to disposable. Works good until you have to clean it. Make NO errors or it breaks. If the retainer ring is stuck you are out of luck. Leaks beans and grounds into housing. Worse than bad older "Made in China" stuff. Don't get snookered in by it's weight.
My third grinder. I have two espresso machines.
Three Month Followup
Sent it in just (under the warranty wire) and Baratza fixed it fast and sent it back to me. Still a problem if the bean hopper is not on perfectly (beans drop into the motor case area). Also don't wait too long to clean it or the assembly will break when trying to remove it. I've adjusted the grind all the way down to fine and still can't get a truly acceptable espresso grind (but an OK grind for fast easy use).