Potential unrealized. Maybe future revisions will fix the design flaws and poor quality control.
Positive Product Points
Great cast body, nice action on grind adjustment dial.
Negative Product Points
Somewhat noisier than my Solis 166. Inconsistent grind, hopper lid does not fit and rattles during operation, beans get caught in grinding path, only to be ground later, beans hang out in the hopper and fail to fall into the burrs, grinds fall all over the receiving glass plate once cup is removed.
I wished that this was the ideal value. After reading the coffee kid review, I thought for certain that this unit would stand the test of time. Unfortunately, there are fatal flaws that have been discussed on the boards as well as reviews that culminate into a poorly executed product. For $200.00, I suppose the Maestro Plus is the preferred alternative, or perhaps the Baratza unit. However, my Solis 166 is clearly superior outside of the plastic burr carrier, which has also lasted over 5 years without a problem.
Just fine, we'll see how well they handle the return.