*Not* recommended for espresso. Good starter grinder after I modified it, but wore out quickly. Get a better starter grinder if you can at all afford it.
Positive Product Points
Does a really nice grind for press coffee. It's mostly easy to clean. Looks sharp in a sort of pseudo-industrial Kitchen decor.
Negative Product Points
When switching granularity, there are stale beans caught in the inner workings that are pushed out, so you get some stale espresso grinds in your press and vice versa.
The grinds you get on "espresso" or even "turkish" settings are laughable. Don't bother with this machine if you're going to make espresso with it.
I've had beans clog the burrs before - the motor has a safety mechanism that stops it from grinding if given too much resistance. Smaller, lighter-roasted beans have gotten stuck between burrs and required removal with a pair of needle-nose pliers.
This is my first non-whirly-blade grinder.
I did the modification for espresso available online and it worked really well, for a while. The burrs eventually wore down and the grinds I get are way too coarse for my machine. I can't see a way to replace them, and they lasted less than a year. I used to be able to tamp harder to get a slower shot, but I literally can't tamp any harder. A shot is over in less than 15 seconds. It still works well for press grinding, but definitely not espresso.
For some more money, I should have invested in a Gaggia MDF or something. As it is, I'm upgrading to a Mazzer Mini I found on eBay. This is a fine "starter" grinder after modification, but don't expect it to last a year.
Bought it from a local Breville retailer. Very friendly. Unwilling to take it back when it choked on beans. You have to go through the manufacturer for any servicing or returns.