If this is your first burr grinder, it will make "good" coffee taste "pretty darn good"
Positive Product Points
- nice lookin' - fairly quiet - fairly easy to clean - better than any blade grinder
Negative Product Points
- beans can get jammed in the hopper - uneven grind - dosing settings inaccurate
I bought this machine when I understood what a blade grinder actually does to the coffee (murders the taste). The look of it first drew me to it, and the fact that at the time, I had limited counterspace. I was also only using french press and drip at the time of purchase, but I most often just used it for the drip.
I wouldn't recommend this for press pot coffee brewing, because while it may offer a more even grind than any blade, there is still enough of an uneven grind to leave you with grounds and powder at the bottom of your cup.
My grinder occasionally has difficulty feeding the beans from the hopper, which causes the motor to speed up without grinding anything. To rectify this, I have to give it a little nudge, or shut it off and give it a decent little shake.
The dial to automatically dose out the number of cups you plan to brew is a bit of a joke. My machine ground quite a bit more than called for, so I usually just scoop out what I need from the receptacle when it finishes grinding.
Cleaning is easy, although the top burrs are the only ones that are practically removable. this makes cleaning the lower burrs slightly more difficult, but doable. I have not ventured into replacing the burrs for this thing; I don't think it's worth it. I upgraded.
I bought it at a department store, so no real story here. Went in, bought it, went home.