I wish I could give this 4.5 stars, since I think the thing's great, but has just a couple little things that keep me from giving it a perfect rating. First off, I got the red model, and the pictures absolutely do not do it justice. The true color is a deep, dark, metalic red that I think looks great. The picture shows a much lighter red that almost looks like plastic. As for performance, the unit seems to give a nice, consistent grind that tastes pretty good. On top of that, the grinder seems very tough and sturdy. There are a couple things I wish were a tad bit better though (mostly I'm just nit-picking). First off, the grind produces a lot of coffee dust in the bin, which can make the coffee taste a little bitter. I also would prefer if the lid of the bin were attached with a hinge, as I've dropped the thing a few times. Finally, I find that I always make a bit of a mess when dumping the coffee into my filter. I believe it's because of the wide mouth of the bin, combined with the first two issues I mentioned. Don't let my negative comments dissuade you from getting one. All in all, I think this is an absolutely great grinder... just not absolutely perfect (and I'm a hard grader) and for the money, you can't beat it.