Summary: Good upgrade from my blade grinder. Its quick and quiet, I use this in my office with my aero-press. Only complaint (the reason this isn't 5 stars) is the static the container has, but it isn't a deal breaker. Buy yourself an espresso grinder brush, it really helps getting all the coffee out of the container.
Do All Burr Coffee Grinder Not quite all by a long way!
7 September 2014
Summary: I bought it in February & Frankly I'm looking for a new grinder. I have one other DeLonghi appliance, a 60 cup coffee maker that I LIKE! A LOT.. The coffee grinder - not so happy with, At first it seemed to work as defined by Mfg. A couple of months ago the Select a grind mechanism ceased to function, and now I have one choice - Coarse. It still grinds and the the quantity of cups feature still works (I' only set it for one setting and never changed it).
Really like it, I think you would have to pay a lot more to get something better.
16 August 2014
Summary: Been using this for probably almost a year. It's really nice to wake up and just have to press a button to get freshly ground coffee. I use it for a french press on the most course setting. I took off a star because it still gives you a fair amount of fines and as others has stated it can make a little mess when you pull out the box but it's easily cleaned with the wipe of a sponge.
Summary: I read all of the grinder reviews I could find here on Amazon, for grinders in the $70-$150 range. With some trepidation I opted for the least expensive choice(a common mistake I make with purchases). In this case it was the right choice, this grinder has performed beautifully. I was coming from an old reliable Kitchen Aid whose motor had died, and was a bit apprehensive about a "timed" setting for grinding based on how much to grind.
Too many grind settings and they run small...coarse = medium in my opinion.
B. Withorn, Amazon
6 August 2014
Summary: Looks good, works as expected. My only complaints thus far are the labeling of the grind size and its estimation of how much to grind for the selected number of "cups". The labels for grind size are fine, medium, and coarse. There are half a dozen different steps in between. That said, coarse is equivalent to what you'd get buying any off-the-shelf pre-ground coffee, which is usually a medium grind. Medium is about what I've seen ground and and pressed for espresso.
Summary: I'm impressed but will wait for more testing to increase the rating. So far, this is the quietest grinder I've owned. I did not have any problems that others reported so far. My only negative comment is that it SEEMS to have the same chute design, motor and burr as a cheaper grinder I owned (that one burned out). If this turns out to really make a good COARSE (perc) grind, I'll be a really happy camper!
Summary: For a burr grinder at this price u can't beat it! The grind is consistent with a good range of grinds. I've seen some people griping about dust or the bin having static that holds a bit of the grounds. I defy anyone to show me a grinder that doesn't give u a bit of dust and as to static, there are ways of dealing with it. Even without doing anything about the static it's a minor problem at best.