I have had my grinder since 2008 and have not had any problems with it. Paired with my Gaggia Classic, I have been a happy espresso drinker for many years. I would recommend the grinder as a reasonbly priced machine for the espresso officianado. While the majority of time and depending on the bean, I keep the setting at between 13 and 7 to get the 25 second "pull". However, I am now interested in grinding coffee for a french press. I am hoping that you can provide me some guidance on what range of grind settings I should start with for this grinder. Based on your experience, if you can get me in the ballpark I will take it from there. Thanks