So far so good on the HG one. Seasoned via the rice method and the aftermarket burrs are already creating some amazing shots. It has definitely upped the bar on my espresso shots. The HG one works perfectly right out of the box. The pop-corning is minimal. A shard pops out only now and then, not even a issue of concern for me. Much prefer the HG one in stock form and keeping this beauty as it was meant to be with the shaft exposed and minimal as possible. The tumbler works great as well. Loving it Craig! Thank you for creating such a great product! I look forward to your future offerings.
June 12, 2015