This is a WORLD of a difference over my blade grinder. I only buy whole bean coffee, and with this great little machine why not? It takes 15 seconds to grind the beans for my refillable k-cup. The grind is perfectly consistent.
The problem with blade grinders is the grind is very inconsistent, which in my case usually clogs the k-cup and the keurig can't push water through. With the Encore, I can put it on the finest grind the and keurig still works good. So this actually makes a great, strong cup of unfiltered coffee with a refillable k-cup and a keurig. It's my favorite way to make coffee. The amount of fines in the cup doesn't seem excessive. I like some fines in my coffee
I also tried a coarse grind and it works beautifully. Would work good for my french press.