Having been very disappointed with either the quality of the grind or the durability of the grinders I have owned in the past and after having spent quite some time researching on line I finally decided to take the plunge and spend a little more that I had originally intended to on this machine.
I have only had it a few weeks but after a little trial and error discovering the best settings for my taste I can only say that I am very pleased indeed.
It is easy to use and the ability to grind for a set period of time directly into the portafilter is a big timesaver. I also seem to be using less coffee beans than before and still getting a better flavour than I did with my previous machines.
After a lot of research on the internet and looking at videos on YouTube I settled on this as an upgrade to our previous, very basic grinder. This has more than enough settings for an aspiring ‘barista’ and is simple to use. Really impressed with the quality of both the machine, and the coffee! Great machine for a not too expensive price!
I had a tiny Krups grinder that I had to keep my thumb on to grind beans every morning and asked a friend who works in the coffee business which more automated and professional grinder for the home she would recommend. She recommended this and it’s a joy - can set the grind and the time of the grind and the bucket catches the freshly ground beans with ease. Makes a great cup of coffee! Only thing lacking is a weighing device but machines with those are considerably more expensive, so this will do me for the moment!
Very good coffee grinder.