It's big, beefy and polished! I purchased it because I knew it would be quick and quiet. When making an espresso before work I flick it on for about 3 seconds and that's all I need. I went for a doser model because of the cleanliness, when dosing I can scoop off any extra back into the open doser. I hope to use this grinder for the next 15 years. Most likely the last grinder I will ever buy. The service at 1st In Coffee was second to none, Nancy was great to work with. I would recommend 1st in coffee to my closest friends without a second thought.