1st-line tests and selects the best grinders in the specialty coffee business. Our all purpose grinders meets the needs of clients who can only fit one grinder on their counter top and have multiple brew methods (french press, drip, espresso, etc).
Our espresso only grinders typically have superior structural integrity (better build quality with less plastic) over all purpose grinders. Espresso only grinders are typically limited due to the doser section (which limits clearance for ground coffee exiting) or the adjustment for grind fineness, which does not have the 'easy' ability to go from one extreme grind setting to another. We hope this explains the tradeoff for each grinder type. Typically, the higher prices on an espresso only grinder relates to larger burrs for superior grind quality and higher dissipation of heat build up, performance, and structural integrity for longevity.
One final note... our grinders are for grinding coffee beans only. They are not made to grind spices or other food products. We are unable to accept any eligible returns on coffee grinders that were used to grind food products other than coffee as the residuals are extremely difficult to remove from the grinder for resale as a used product.