I bought this on sale for my husband as a Christmas gift. I was replacing an expensive Cuisinart grinder that though effective, was extremely loud (think airplanes taking off), and literally the week after a house guest had remarked at how much she liked it, it stopped working. My husband had got it through a rewards points program at his work, so it was just too complicated a procedure to return it. I didn't want another unreliable grinder so I did a fair amount of research. This is a product that gets used several times a day in our house of heavy coffee drinkers.
Though initially deterred by the price tag, I was able to buy it at HomeOutfitters during a Bodum sale, and even found one that had been marked down.
We are extremely happy with this purchase, and I have even recommended it to strangers that I see looking at coffee grinders. It is attractive, compact, and not as noisy as our previous grinder. It does an excellent job of grinding the coffee, the settings are easy and intuitive to use. And best of all, there is very little static in the glass ground coffee container, and no longer do I have messy coffee grounds all over the counter every morning.
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