I wish more reviewers would wait to review household items until they have used it for a longer time period. This broke after less than 6 months. A metal post grinds into a plastic hole, just like another reviewer mentioned. Why would it be designed this way? Bodum has a one year warranty, but good luck getting them to honor it. I've been trying for months, and their customer service rep in NY has not been helpful. They sent us another grinder (that we didn't ask for) that has a metal post into a plastic hole, and it's not as cute as this one. It's very disappointing, because we loved Bodum in the past. We have a few products of their brand, and they've lasted for years. Not this one.