Bottmline.... Your coffee will taste as good as your weakest link, don't skimp on any one piece and especially your grinder.
Positive Product Points
This is a great looking and working grinder. Not on the very high or low end of the price spectrum, but will do it all if you only want or can afford one grinder.
Negative Product Points
Plastic chute, ease of cleaning, finger guard screw holes catching a few beans and ease of adjustment (you need an extra hand)
When I bought my TV (Technivorm KBT 741 ) drip brewer I thought my old trusty Braun 4045 burr grinder would have been all I needed to make good coffee... boy was I wrong. The coffee still didn't taste right, slightly bitter, etc. So I did a lot of research here on this site and others and asked a lot of questions of everyone here and there. After all my reading, pondering, tormenting on making the right decision I decided on the Rocky Doserless, because at this point I'm only grinding for my TV, but wanted the capability of a Espresso grinder if we moved in that direction in the future.
I was told by one person that your coffee will only taste as good as your ‘weakest link’, this was a VERY true statement and I wouldn't have believed it before our getting the Rocky Doserless. The same coffee tasted 100% better grinding it with the Rocky Vs our older Braun 4045. The coffee had more flavor and body, which didn’t experience before with the same beans.
The Rocky does a great job of providing a consistent grind, unlike my Braun grinder, which did some course, some medium and a lot of fine powder on every setting, which is where we probably got the bitterness. I found if I pour just enough beans into the hopper to touch the finger guard it will grind enough coffee for 10 cups. I no longer fill my hopper full of beans and leave them in the grinder, as I did before, to avoid losing flavor.
I only have a few negatives, if I’d even call them that, to report after 3 months of use. Like others have posted the screw holes that hold the finger guard in place catch some of the beans. I fixed that like others suggested by using foam ear plugs (new and unused of course) in the holes cut just higher then the top of the holes. The plastic chute makes it hard to clean even with a long brush and then the adjustment. For cleaning I found using the vacuum hose to suck the grinds out does it best. To adjust your grind you almost need three hands because if you release your hold a little on the hopper it will run all the way to the end. You need one to hold the switch, one to hold the hopper stop/lock down and one to turn the hopper while watching the grind for size. This is why I rated it a 9 overall.
I purchased ours from Chris’s Coffee Service http://www.chriscoffee.com/. After reading some of the articles on this forum and others on the great before and after sale service they offered, including if you had a problem, I decided they were who I wanted to do business with.
All grinders are NOT the same and for a good mid priced grinder you can't go wrong getting the Rocky.
We purchased ours from Chris’s Coffee Service http://www.chriscoffee.com/ (phone 800-724-3459). After reading some of the articles on this forum and others on the great before and after sale service they offered, including if you had a problem, I decided they were who I wanted to do business with.