VERY solid build, great control over grind, professional quality. Helps make superb coffee.
Negative Product Points
My first Rocky broke after 9 months, the dispensing lever quit turning the ‘wheel‘ inside, so coffee would not 'dose'. Second unit is brand new, but contains the same old design flaw as the first, see below.
Problem 1: Great when it works, I do not feel that the lever should EVER break. Hey, I only make 2 or 3 cups a day... Fixed by my dealer, SALCO (recommended!!), while I waited. Second Rocky in stainless replaced the first, just for appearance reasons. PROBLEM 2: BOTH UNITS MADE 2 YEARS APART HAVE THE SAME IDIOTIC DESIGN FLAW -- THERE IS A PLASTIC GUARD OVER THE GRIND CHUTE, THAT PREVENTS BEANS FROM ENTERING THE GRINDING WHEELS!! (especially if you use dark or oily roasts -- like espresso -- DUH!) I cut this part out just like the first, completely curing the problem. My wife's curved garden pruning clippers worked great....I do not understand why Rancilio continues with this design! Make the gap larger or something! There are no whirling cutters exposed by this, just a smooth rounded bolt that I assume holds the lower, rotating burr in place. -- A seller that I spoke with today says a lot of people cut out this part too! I only knew what to do from my experience with "Rocky 1". Thanks for listening to this rant!