Hi, this is Mary and I'm going to review this Home Coffeemaker. I got it and I was happy with the way it looked. I like that it's small and compact. I had a very hard time getting it open at first and then I finally figured it out. It's just a twisting motion and it's kind of a backwards twisting motion. So the way that it works is you twist off the top, pour your beans in like you would with anything, put it back on, and then twist it back, and press this button. Keep your finger on the button the whole time. In that way you control how fine a grind you want. So one of the things that's nice about is it's kind of quiet. It's a lot quieter than my other grinder but I did find it a little messy. So when you're done, you turn it over, and then you have it twisted again and pull it out, and you might be able to see here. I didn't put a lot of beans in and you can see it's almost overflowing. So you can only do a few beans at a time and then transferring them is a little difficult too. You know scoop I use is kind of big for what's in there and you can even see that it's spilling out a little bit when I take it out. So in the end, I decided to stick with my old coffee bean grinder because it's a lot easier. It's not as messy and it stores a lot. You know it grinds a lot more beans at a time. I am going to keep this and I've decided I'm going to use it to grind spices with because you do very few at a time. So I'm going to give it sort of medium stars and if you just make a little bit coffee at a time, and you want a quiet, small grinder then I would recommend this.