I can see why someone would see this and buy it, but it is simply unusable for even the experienced user let alone a novice.
Positive Product Points
Negative Product Points
Motor stops when on fine grind, "micro" adjustment moves on its own when motor running so changes grind, the timer knob has too short a shaft and falls off constantly...
I bought this grinder because it seemed to get good reviews. I guess I'm a little confused now. I can't have got a bad one which I know can happen, because all of the things that are wrong with it are clearly design and quality issues.
I have to hold the timer knob otherwise it pops off either during the cycle or at the end. I have lost it twice now and had to find it.
If I set it to the fine grind I like (which isn't all that fine) the grinder actually stops. You can hear it struggling and then literally stops in mid grind. I have to empty the beans and clear the burrs to get it going again. This makes it basically unusable and unless I hold the micro adjustment lever while it is grinding, it moves and adjusts itself.
All in all, I feel like I must have a bad one, but all of these things are actually design and quality issues, not things that can just be wrong with a single machine. I will be buying a new grinder but I won't be selling this one as I would feel that I was ripping off the person buying it.
Amazon were great. Literally received it within 24 hours and I ordered it on a Sunday. Great Job Amazon