If your budget isn't ready for a $300+ grinder, this is a very good choice.
Positive Product Points
Price Grind Quality Small footprint
Negative Product Points
Dosing Timer function
I did a lot of research trying to find a decent grinder on a budget. I understand that from the purists perspective I need a Rocky or MDF, etc., but I wanted to try something a little less costly and see how it went.
So far I am very pleased with the Breville grinder. On the finest setting, it chokes my Gaggia. Dialed in between "Turkish" and "Espresso" provides a great shot with excellent crema. The grind is ver consistent and I like the looks of the machine. I'd read other posts talking about how you need to "modify" this grinder to make it grind finer, but I don't feel the need right now given the results I've seen.
The only downside is that the grinder runs on a timer as opposed to "direct to PF" or according to doseage. Not that big of a deal in my opinion, but something worth pointing out as it typically takes me 2 cycles to get enough for a double shot (max grind time is 30 sec. at a time)