This thing is heavy duty. Everything works good once figured out. Great price on a grinder that I'm sure will last me 20 years. More grind settings than I'll ever need. Grinds more than fine enough to choke my gaggia.
Negative Product Points
Manual is terrible, noisy, lack of markings for grind settings or timer. This machine is all business looking, definately not for the aesthetically picky. Static in the hopper.
This is a great grinder for the money. First thing you notice after you realize that you recieved a grinder, not frankenstein, is that there are no indications of the zero point, or markings for the grind settings. The unit is timer operated, and there are no indications, or knobs, for that function either. Once you get the timer set about where you like it, and find your approximate points for different grinds, and mark them, you are off and running. I was a little upset with the static when I first got it, but apparently that's common to almost all grinders. I also noticed the horizontal grounds chute, and was thinking "stale coffee". The coffee doesn't stick too badly though, and brushes out easily. Espresso grind does build up more there, but doesn't clog.
The grinder is fairly loud, but not so much that I can't use it at night when the family is sleeping. The grind consistency is good, especially for the espresso grind. There is some dust produced at the coarser settings. One of the dissapointing features is ledges and protrusions in the funnel that serve to collect grounds. A small makeup brush is an essential accoutriment to this grinder. Overall, I'm most happy that I will most likely not need to mull over which is the best grinder for the money for a good 20 years, and by then, they'll have sonic bean pulverizers, hey maybe I'm on to something there.
Cora coffee provided good service as far as the sale and shipping. I got the grinder for what I consider a GREAT price. Due to poor packing on Cunnils part, the grinder arrived dinged. Cora did a great job in remedying this. I would happily buy from them again.