great value for money; not perfect but a great 'first grinder'
Positive Product Points
It's cheap! With conical burrs, and a decent grind range, it's a great 'first grinder' for college kids like me who one day aspire to bigger, better, more steel devices.
Negative Product Points
It's plastic; the grind is not absolutely consistent, and the variation at the course end isn't perfect.
I'm a college student. I love coffee. There are no good cafés around, so I have a custom espresso blend from theRoastedBean.com, which ships for free, and I grind it in my Maestro. I used to have it ground at a café, or use a krups blade grinder.
Paired with my Gaggia Coffee, it's not something I'll miss if I sell it when I move, or keep around when I get a better one. I haven't performed the exact calculations to account for a pound of coffee every two weeks, but my grinder will probably not take long to pay for itself.
It looks good. As Mark noted in the detailed review, it's not heavy or metal enough. But then again, my espresso machine isn't quite heavy enough either - I have to stabilize it with my left hand when i remove the portafilter. I also have a penchant for stainless steel, and this is plastic.