Rated 1 out of 5Â by Frustrated Weakest Link
I have had to exchange this grinder within a year for what I think is an oversight by the designer. In order to operate this grinder, the lid's handle has to be pushed in and a little plastic piece on the inside of the handle activates the motor. Unfortunately, that little plastic piece is not robust and can break off quite easily if the lid is not placed in exactly the correct position before pushing on the handle. Once it breaks off, there is no way to operate the grinder.
That little plastic piece is the weakest link and should be ruggedized. They obviously didn't do much T&E on this product before getting it out to the consumer.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Unhappy way too messy
I use this strictly for grinding nuts and seeds. Firstly, when you put nuts and seeds in and grind them, they come up above the bowl part. So when you take off the cover, you're going to get grinds all over the place. The lid is very difficult to get off (you have to use a fingernail to get under the lip to take off the lid). And the cord doesn't stay in its little track to keep it out of the way, so every time you pick it up it ends up sitting on its own cord. I curse the purchase of it every time I grind my seeds. Oh and to get the grinds out of the vessel into your jar is totally impossible - have your broom handy!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BBC1 Good product for the cost of it.
I find this grinder good enough for occasional to moderate use. It grinds the beans well and evenly, for both coarse and fine grind. The lid was a bit tricky at first, but i got the hang of it on the first couple times of using it and I had no issues with it so far.
The design is sleek and modern, the size is perfect for my needs, whether i keep it on the counter or stored away, takes no room at all.
I gave it inly 4 stars because I wish it would come with a little brush to help clean the coffee grinds from the inside, and because of the plastic components which I think do not blend well with the stainless steel.
Overall I am happy with my little grinder. Black & Decker is a good household brand in my books.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Eddie This grinder is made only for looks and not function. It has a very modern design with an intigrated switch button. This is where the probllems start. The swiitcch button is supposed to stay on the cover cap while griding but there is no real connection between the two. They are only held together with very poor snap fit which constantly fallls appart. I find myself constantly puting the switch button back on the lid.There are no locking tabs holding clear plastic lid on while grinding. I believe there is a possibility the lid could come off while grinding as the start button so easily separates from the switch button. Also the tapered shape of the lid makes it very difficult to hang on to if your hands are dry or slipery.