Easy to use, reliable, can easily adjust grind from drip to espresso
Negative Product Points
It used to occasionally slip from one adjustment setting to another. I called Baratza and they immediately sent me some rubber shims. These were easy to install and solved the problem. It is not a flashy looking grinder, but it blends in well with my La Spaziale.
This is a great grinder for the money. I use it with my La Spaziale S1 and they are a great combination. I use the grinder primarily for espresso that I roast myself, but I also occasionally use it to grind coffee for a drip maker or a vacpot. It is very easy to adjust the setting for different grinds and the automated dosing works very well. I dose by volume and not weight. I use a funnel made from a yogurt container and no hook to grind directly into my portafilter, and it makes no mess. In its price range, I think the Vario is the best grinder out there.
I bought my Vario grinder from Chris' Coffee Service along with a water filtration system and some other accessories, and Chris gave me a great price, helpful advice, and extremely fast shipping. I highly recommend him.