Summary: I've had this Mill over a year and it works just fine. I don't use it daily, just when I need to fill my coffee container - about once every 3 weeks. So, I guess I am lucky. Hopefully, it will continue to operate well.
Pros: can grind large amounts at a time
Cons: a little noisy but it's grinding. it's expected.
Summary: I have had this for YEARS! Probably purchased 2006 or 2007. It is still going. A couple years ago, I thought it had died. It was just whirring, but no grinding. It turned out ground coffee had accumulated in the shoot leading to the lower bin. We grind mostly for espressos, so it is very fine and it caked up, blocking the shoot. This has happened only a few times, but now I know what to do when I hear the whirring sound. Great product.
Pros: has lasted me a long time. still grinds perfectly.
Summary: I bought this grinder in September 2013 and it did a very nice job of grinding my coffee at work. Loud, but not really any louder than any other grinder, amount of coffee ground was good and consistent, holds a lot of coffee beans but 1 year later, it just died ... nothing, nada, it just stopped working.
Summary: We found the grind to be a little on the finer side, and the amount of coffee ground to be erratic and inexact, but no matter...the convenience was worth the shortcomings...until yesterday, when, after maybe 3 months, it just growled and then died. Good thing we purchased this from Costco! We won't be buying another one, but instead applying the refund against a better model. You can save yourself the trouble and pass on this one...it's a disappointment from Cuisinart.
Cons: inaccurate as to amount of grind finer grind than expected
Summary: This device grinds no better that a $20 blade grinder, and in some ways worse. When set on medium for a cone brewer it produces everything from a fine powder to coarse chunks. A big disappointment from a company that usually offers quality products. Guess I should have known that at $30 it would not live up to its hype.
Summary: I bought this for the occasional grinding for a french press. Our coffee maker has a built in grinder so this unit only gets used on the weekends. Despite the light use it died this morning after only a few months. Guess I'll go to the store and try my luck with another unit.