Excellent coffee grinder. Quality of machine is like my 25 year old mixer, heavy duty, solid, and well made. Grind is perfect whether expresso or French Press. Glass is so much better than plastic. And best of all, it is quiet, quiet, and really quiet for use in those early morning half-asleep hours.
I'm getting a better grind than ever. I experimented and found setting 2 works best for french press in our system. The thing looks nice, is solid, and the sound is not annoying when grinding. I am using oily dark beans and no problems. No cleaning needed yet. At a fine grind, they may stick and clog up more.
It's huge. Not just the machine but the input jar too. The bottom jar needs to be big to catch the swirling grinds. But in the top, I put in 5-6 scoops of beans and after the initial scoops fall down into the grinder the rest barely fill the bottom layer of the big top jar. The top jar has a nice sealed lid but it only serves the purpose of keeping the lid on when you aren't using the machine. When grinding, you need to stir the last beans that get hung up on the bottom rim before falling into the grinder.
As others say, it always leaves a mess after you pull out the bottom jar. Maybe 1/2 teaspoon of grinds fall out.
All in all, 5 stars for grinding performance, 3 stars for overall design, 3.5 stars for overall value.
I have been through several grinders in the last few years, kept looking at this KitchenAid and questioned spending that much money on a coffee grinder. But when you drink coffee (at least a pot) every single day it puts it in prospective. It is a great machine, typical of every KitchenAid product I have. It stores plenty of beans if you wish and grinds quickly. I am very happy with the purchase and yes I did comparison shop extensively prior to purchase.
After much research to find the best burr coffee grinder, I concluded that I would try the KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Grinder, since we are happy with our other KitchenAid products. Almost a year later, it is still working perfectly everyday! I highly recommend this unit. It is worth the price. I also recommend Overstock.com.
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Please tell us about the quality of the product. Outstanding quality. Made in the USA.
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I run a little shop that also serves coffee on the side. Did not need an professional coffee shop grander but needed something more sturdy and faster than a home grinder. This one is perfect for what I need, for more than 3-4 times a day, and fast enough for my small business even to grind s 1/2 pound coffee beans for my customers 10+ times a day.
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Please tell us about the quality of the product. very well made
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If your looking for a grinder that doesn't take up much space on your counter, you have found the one. I actually think it looks very elegant on my counter and it's not as noisy as other grinders. I love the fact that the container is glass not plastic. It's so much easier to clean.I really love my new grinder.
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Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
can this grinder - grind nuts and seeds? What size motor (sorry if info is already listed). What is mfg warranty on parts?lmmfive on Apr 24, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I apologize but no this is made for coffee beans only. The motor will turn at 450 RPMs. The item does not come with any manufacturer warranty. If you would like a warranty you may purchase the 2 year replacement plan for $29.49.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 25, 2012
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