If you enjoy cleaning coffee grounds spewed in a 3 foot radius, this is the machine for you.
Positive Product Points
Tall and skinny, it fits great on the counter. The bean hopper is very convenient for me - no more whole beans spilled on the counter.
Negative Product Points
Coffee everywhere. I've traded cleaning up whole beans off of the counter for cleaning up ground coffee off the counter, my arm, the top of the machine.
Why does this thing spew so much coffee?? How hard can it be to at least deflect it down. The ground coffee defies gravity and even goes *up* somehow. I'm seriously considering going back to my old whirly bean banger and just getting a jar/scoop for my beans.
I have no other complaints about this machine. If I could figure out how to greatly minimize the coffee grounds spewing, I would be raving about this thing. It's all metal/glass and built solid. I'm thinking of cutting my losses and reselling this on eBay to get some cash back for it.
The ratings on this site are odd. Why are aesthetics weighted the same as quality? I dropped my numbers to reflect a lower overall rating of this product.
Followup: After 2 weeks, this grinder has stopped grinding beans. I'm trying to return it for a refund to cooking.com, or KitchenAid. I thought KitchenAid was supposed to be better than this - I have no idea how people rate this so high, given that it sprays coffee so far. I use "normal," non-oily, non-flavored, non-frozen beans per the instructions.
Cooking.com was great to order from. My only complaint is that is shipped from Cali, and I'm in Ohio, so it took forever to go USPS and get here. Those guys really need to switch away from USPS and go with UPS.