i usually don't like buying refurbished goods, but for the price, I wasn't going to stress over this purchase. Needless to say, Cuisinart came through. It's been about two months and I have zero complaints. It's quiet, fast, and a pretty consistent grinder. I only use it about twice a week but so far, no problems. Super easy to clean, and I like that the bowl removes from the grinder. Great feature.