Summary: I have had my Bosch grinder for over ten years. I cook frequently. I have also worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years. (and most of the great kitchens I have worked in have a Bosch) The manufacturing precision, the angled grinding bed, etc all make for a great machine, but it is the low profile of the blade that makes this particular model ESSENTIAL for the home cook/chef.
Summary: I used this guy for nearly a year and it performed flawlessly (I even had to use it to make powdered sugar out of regular sugar and it did it in seconds, seriously)...But the lid got dropped, from about waist level, it cracked..A month or so later it got dropped again and split in half.. I can deffinitely recommend this grinder of you're very careful and don't drop the lid...It's the only cheap thing about it.
Summary: Bosch continues to make affordable and technically superior products. This grinder is no exception. It's quiet and can handle the most superior beans. Don't think twice about the generic brands, you'll end up buying another one in a year.
Summary: As other reviewers stated, this grinder is quieter and more powerful than most in its price range. The slant blades produce an even grind, and quickly. I'm pleased with the capacity -- in one go, I can grind enough for 4-5 cups of strong coffee. And it's small enough to tuck away when you're not using it. I haven't tried spices in it, but I've used it daily for coffee for two-and-a-half-years, and it still works like new.
Summary: This is our first Coffee Grinder and did not know much about them except what feedback other's have wrote here. We decided on this Bosch Unit. This grinder simply rocks !! Very simple operation, just remove the lid, add the beans and place the lid back on it and depress the small button and away it goes, we have been grinding our beans very fine and we have it down to a science, we add just enough beans to use for 10 cups of Kona Coffee, and when it is done, just wipe it...
Summary: This is the best coffee grinder I've ever owned. Mine's been in a box for several years because someone gave us a K**** grinder for Christmas, and we were using it because it was a gift. We just moved, and couldn't find the other grinder, but found the Bosch. I couldn't believe how quiet and fast it was compared to the other grinder. A night and day difference.
Summary: My wife bought me this grinder about ten years ago and I've had nothing but good luck with it. I do not grind spices or anything else with it, just coffee, for that purpose it works great. However, the blade recently cracked and fell off. This seemed like a simple problem, just get a new blade. Ha-Ha silly me. The motor still cranks but the grinder is worthless without a blade. I know just get a new one its only $20.00. I'm funny that way, its the principal.
Summary: This is the only grinder I've ever used, and I like it so far. I like it for two reasons. First, it's not very noisy. Second, it really grinds the coffee beans to very fine powder. I don't know about other grinder, but I wish the grinder can come with a brush to brush the coffee powder into a coffee machine since it's not easy to pull out the powder.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) I bought this Bosch Coffee Grinder to use primarily for grinding spices; I frequently have read in food/cooking magazines (e.g., Cook's Illustrated) that coffee grinders can be used for this purpose. The grinder works fairly well, and the spices were macerated pretty quickly. However, two problems became readily apparent. First, you cannot remove the inner tray and blades or even get them wet.
Summary: This grinder grinds very quickly, possibly due to the slanted bottom surface. However, I have found that it is difficult to get the beans evenly ground. If I grind for a short time most of the grind consistency is just right, but somehow I always end up with a few beans that have gone untouched. If I grind a little bit longer, the beans get too powdery and this does not make good coffee.