If you like the looks, print off a picture and tape next to you coffee machine - don't actually try to use one of these.
Positive Product Points
Gorgeous retro look, cetainly the commanding focal point of my coffee corner.
Negative Product Points
Everything but the look - A disaterous way to grind coffee
I asked for this expensive, (we have relied on Krups blade machines for 20 years), way cool looking piece of machine for Christmas one year. The first one I opened to a bunch of glass shards - I returned for another. Over the year, in which I really tried to like and justify my desire for this piece of equipment, it was: noisy, messy, jumped around on the kitchen counter, constantly needed cleaning of the spout area, spewed coffee everywhere and had an irregular grind no matter at what dialed setting.
I had to hold the small glass container under the spout in just such a way to minimize the spew. The machine traveled like someone desperate to get out of the kitchen. So much for my fanatasy of just flipping a switch and watching a perfect grind fall effortlessly to the waiting tumbler below. I'd never worked so hard for ground coffee in my life and that's including the time I used an old-fashioned hand grinder; especially when I factored in the clean-up routine which netted a mound of wasted grounds on the counter, in the chute, and in other places throughout the kitchen. I will plea "operator error" of a few pre-coffee mornings which resulted in me forgetting to turn of the flip switch and adding, (very quickly because of the grind speed), to my pile of spent grounds.
While I was contemplating what to do with my daily morning irritant, nature took care of it and tipped the behmouth in it's jerky morning dance. You see, I had decided to see how far it would travel if I did not keep it firmly in place with both hands -- it didn't get far before it pitched and jolted itself right over, shattering the upper glass compartment, (what a mess!). It's demise was probably the best for both of us, though the cat and dog were confused for the first few mornings when their call to breakfast ceased to be heard .
Kohl's was fine for a shop-on-line experience, and they were gracious in their in-store return of the first machine.