I purchased this mainly for camping and for my afternoon small coffee (machine for mornings!). It's a solid unit. I dry tested it first to clear it out a bit and then pulled it a part and cleaned the ceramics - ceramics are good for the price. Works like a charm and looks good. The casing is solid. I have to admit I was expecting it to be bigger than it was (hence the 3 stars) but it does grind consistently and quite fine if you need it - about 2 shots as a guide. This will suit me well out in the field..