Summary: I wanted to get a grinder for flax seeds and spices when my Braun and Krup grinders broke. Braun stopped running and the blade broke off from Krup. In fact I should give them credit because they have served us well for over ten years. PS E160B is a great little machine. Though I was skeptic since it was very cheap, but it proved to be otherwise. It is quiet and grinds so well, I bought two of them and plan to buy two more for my daughters.
Summary: The secret to being satisfied with most any purchase is to know your needs to begin with. If you are looking for a small, compact, intelligently designed, easy to use coffee grinder that isn't too demanding on your wallet this one certainly fits the bill. Just know that it will only grind enough beans for 1-2 cups of coffee at a time.
Summary: I've owned a number of coffee grinders and this is the worse I've owned. I was attracted to the ratings and the wind up cord. The top is thin and will probably break (I won't be disappointed). I'm a daily grinder and this product doesn't hold enough for an entire pot, doesn't fine grind, and is not worth the money in my book. Back to Krups I go.
Summary: I use it for grinding chia seeds, star anise, whole nutmegs, blue green algae tablets and other stuff like that. Works good for all of them. Someone else mentioned about flax seed, well you don't want to grind up more flax seed than you can use within a few days unless you're gonna freeze it. I store whole flax seed in the fridge and have found that when I grind it up and store it in the fridge, after 2 days it starts to smell funny.
Summary: It works good, as long as you only want to grind less than 3 TBS at a time. If you are making enough coffee for a few people, you will be refilling and grinding multiple times, which is annoying.
Proctor Silex E160B Fresh Grind Coffee Grinder, White
17 March 2010
Summary: Bought it for grinding flax seeds and it works very well. Does small batches at a time but that is no problem. For the money, it would be hard to find anything better. I feel it is a little to small for coffee beans but would do just fine for one pot brewing. I have not tried with nuts but can see those being handled just fine. Good product. Happy with the purchase.
Summary: First of all, the capacity is very small. Second of all, it is just plain weak in the motor dept. It just grinds and grinds and grinds but never gets the coffee fine enough. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple extra bucks and get a Krups.
Summary: I'm hurting a bit financially for the moment, but I had a gift card to Burlington Coat Factory. Needed a grinder so I decided to see if they had any there. This was the ONLY ONE that they had. Well it's free to me because I'm not spending any of my own money from the gift card. I was soo skeptical about this itty-bitty $10 mechanism, but man! What a surprise! This little guy out does its job for its price. I wouldn't even be ashamed to buy this as a gift for someone.