Good grinder but can‘t grind fine enough for a good machine like the Rancilio Silvia
Positive Product Points
Well built. Grinds well for most needs.
Negative Product Points
Cannot grind fine enough for a really good home espresso machine
Good grinder but can‘t grind fine enough for a good machine like the Rancilio Silvia. My shots were too fast and no crema even with a heavy tamp. It may be OK for less powerful espresso machines but I don‘t know for sure. Tried for a month to get good shots, then went to a coffee shop and got some espresso ground on their commercial grinder and got 20 - 25 second shots and good crema immediately. I‘ve heard these grinders vary somewhat so other folks may have a different experience, but I recommend going the extra $80 to $100 for the Rancilio Rocky or equivalent if you have an espresso machine that produces 15+ bars. I‘ll continue to use it for regular coffee. I paid $95 for mine on sale and I would pay no more than that for it, it‘s not worth it if you have to pay the $120 list price.