The main dislike I have for this grinder is the way is sprays the grounds sideways as they come out of the shute. Most of it does end up in the group basket but the bench for about 20cm in front and sideways is covered in coffee grindings. I have given up grinding direct into the basket and instead grind into a container then transfer it to the group basket. The other problem is the way it seems to retain about a teaspoon of ground coffee inside the machine which only comes out on the next grind. Thumping the machine does not remove it. Its not a machine that I would recommend anyone to buy. Spend more money and get something better!