Consistently great home grinding without requiring a Ph.D.
Positive Product Points
Grinds quickly, evenly, and with almost no static. Perfect for home use.
Negative Product Points
The grinding starts while you are trying to set the timer - it would be easier if it held the grinding until you let go.
I remember well my first cuppa French Press. Ahhh! But I couldn't duplicate it at home ... until I replaced my Krups blade grinder with this piece of machinery. I love it! Both the drip and the French Press are heavenly. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to use it either - the timer and grind settings make it relatively easy to duplicate a good grind consistently. The spring loaded timer, though, needs a little refinement.
I love cofee, but it's not my whole existence. So, I initially balked at the $150 price - that's 3 times as expensive as a Capresso burr. But the construction is very solid. The base is very sturdy, and there's no vibration. I expect this will last a good 15 years. That's $10 a year. It's worth it for good coffee!
Three Month Followup
After three months, this grinder is now an integral part of my day. My enthusiasm is undiminished.
One Year Followup
Alas, the devil is in the details. Like so many others, I had the "flimsy grind dial" problem. The grind bin sits on top of a plastic ring, and two tabs on that ring snuggle into notches at the base of the bin. One day they broke off, leaving me unable to adjust the grind setting. WholeLatteLove was great about sending a replacement ring for free. But installing it involved hours of frustration and web research. Does it still grind well? Yes, absolutely. But they're going to have to redesign the bin piece of it before I'd buy another one.