This coffee grinder has a good motor and it grinds my coffee down to a fine espresso. One nice feature about the grinder is that the base of it has a cord wind up for easier storage. As far as durability I have dropped mine a few times and it still works even thought the plastic lid is cracked, it still works. Compared to other grinders with preset timers, this one lacks that convenience. You have to do a mental count while grinding your beans. I dislike this because Im usually half asleep when making my coffee and sometimes I over grind it and then my coffee is like a fluffy powder and I end up getting stronger coffee than desired. Also if you over grind it is difficult to get out. It does have a removalable container to pour your coffee into your storage container or you can remove it to clean it as well. Overall it is a good product and it gets the job done, but it would be a better product with the timer and ground settings.