If you can find a used one for 1/2 price great, otherwise get the Solis Maestro
Positive Product Points
Good even grind. Moderate grind range.
Negative Product Points
Poor chute dispensing do to vertical travel. I always literally beat it on the counter to get the 3gr or so of grinds unstuck, every grind! A pain. Higher speed than 166, more static. New Maestro far superior.
It was far superior to my 10 year old Braun burr grinder. I'd purchased a Capresso Burr grinder to replace (was much cheaper than the then available Solis Mulino 177) it but was very dissatisfied and ordered the Solis Mulino 177 a week later. Good even grinder, noisy & messy to use. For me it was an okay trade off compared to poor grinding of cheaper burr grinders. If I had it to do again I'd have purchased the Solis 166 (marketed in the US by Starbucks) instead. I now have the Solis Maestro. Much quieter, cleaner operating, wider grind range, way less grinds left in chute...
Ordered online from Sweet Maria's no problem. (My main greens source...)