By Little Mike

from Orlando, Fl

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

Love this coffee grinder!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Grind
  • Easy To Use
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Everyday
  • Weekends

Comments:

Heavy duty coffee grinder should last for many years (in KitchenAid tradition). Produces consistent particle size, doesn't heat the coffee in the process, and is not so loud that it grinds your nerves in the process.


By Storman Norman

from Cleveland, Ohio

About Me Coffee Aficionado

Verified

Back to the Old Grind

 
4.0

PROS

  • Reliable
  • Consistent Grind
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • Need Tools for Fine Grind

BEST USES

  • Everyday
  • Home
  • Espresso

Comments:

This grinder works perfectly. I am glad that I read earlier reviews warning me about the brittle glass used for the bottom hopper. It is definitely fragile. My only real complaint is that some dis-assembly and adjustment is required if you want to use both French Press and Espresso grinds. The grinder cannot accommodate both without the use of tools.


By Roy

from Anchorage, Alaska

About Me Coffee Aficionado

Verified

No more sludge in the cup!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Consistent Grind
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home

Comments:

I have spent years looking for a good coffee grinder that did not make coffee "flour" for my French press. I bought three cheap grinders over the years, naively believing their claims for "consistent grind." Eventually I bought this moderately priced Kitchenaid and am delighted. The overall flavor of the cup is definitely enhanced. Don't hesitate to spend the money on this appliance. It works well and should last forever! I am rating this five stars but the website will only allow me to enter four stars for some reason.


By Frandy

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

All in all, a good choice for the money

 
4.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Glass collector
  • Consistent Grind
  • Large Hopper
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • No timer

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Everyday

Comments:

I purchased this item after deciding to replace an old and no longer available Braun burr grinder, even though the Braun still works. After doing a bit of research, I chose the KitchenAid for the low price (relative to other higher end units), the various online reviews that I read, the KitchenAid reputation, and frankly, I like the way it looks.Overall, I'm happy with my choice. The unit I purchased was defective with the burrs grinding each other rather than grinding the beans.[...]The replacement is working correctly. It has a nice slow motor with no heat buildup, is dramatically quieter than my old Braun, and equally consistent in providing a uniform grind. The hopper and collector are larger than I'll ever need or use. Being glass, the collector is easy to empty into my Chemex filter because there's no static electricity to contend with. Be careful about the glass collector, however! Being used to a plastic one, I broke the new glass one washing it in the sink. When I ordered a replacement from KitchenAid, I ordered two. I wish they made them of heavier, stronger glass. The unit comes apart easily and seems easy to clean and maintain. So far, I'm happy with this new grinder. Good choice.


By CapeCodAnnie

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Casual Drinker

Verified

It's the Cadillac of Coffee Grinders

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Grind
  • Stylish
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Everyday

Comments:

This coffee grinder is absolute luxury. Quality craftsmanship. Quiet grind. Always does a nice job grinding. Very heavy but that's only a problem if you lump it around like I do. I don't have enough counter space to keep on counter. This is a really awesome machine. My one and only gripe is that the glass carafe (used to catch the grinds) is really cheap and easily breakable. I owned this for a few weeks only and my husband managed to drop the carafe and it broke in a million pieces. So that really stinks. Now we just have to hold a dish or something else under the machine while we use it to catch grounds. Just wish the glass container were stronger or that I married a guy who wasn't a doofus! Either way, I love this coffee grinder! Worth every penny!


By ace the coffee drinker

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Coffee Aficionado

Verified

Exceptional Grinder

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Grind
  • Stylish
  • Easy To Use
  • Durable

CONS

  • Small Hopper

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Everyday

Comments:

This grinder is fantastic for the serious coffee drinker who wants a quality grinder, but doesn't want to invest in a $350+ gadget. Although it is not a fancy Italian brand, this KitchenAid grinder is well-made with cast steel parts and has a glass receptacle. The glass receptacle greatly reduces static electricity build-up which reduces the spread of coffee grinds all over the counter. In addition the powerful, yet low-speed motor reduces static AND reduces heat build-up during the grind.


By Cathy from New Hampshire

from East Kingston, NH

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

Solid Appliance

 
5.0

PROS

  • Large Hopper
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Durable
  • Consistent Grind
  • Stylish
  • Versatile

CONS

BEST USES

  • Everyday
  • Home

Comments:

I purchased this for my husband for Christmas. I was a little nervous about spending so much for it, and was concerned when I saw how big it actually was. However, it fit perfectly under my counter and my husband loves it. I actually think he's drinking more coffee - he was already a pot-a-day drinker! His only complaint is that the when the special cap for the carafe is on (after brewing), the carafe does not fit back onto the unit.


By deputyfile

from Portland, OR

About Me Everyday Drinker

This is a heavy duty grinder

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Durable
  • Consistent Grind
  • Stylish
  • Large Hopper

CONS

BEST USES

  • Everyday
  • Home

Comments:

This is a very solid grinder. Will hold about a half pound of beans in the hopper. Very consistent grind. Really easy to use. It is a bit expensive, but once you use it you will understand why. Quality costs.


By Dune Runner

from Stony Lake, Michigan

Verified

Excellent coffee grinder

 
5.0

PROS

  • Large Hopper
  • Consistent Grind
  • Easy To Use
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

Reasonably quiet and efficient. Take care not to put the coffee grinder directly on a countertop or table, because the bolts on the bottom will scratch the surface.


By cm coffee

from boulder, co

About Me Coffee Aficionado

Verified

Makes great coffee

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Consistent Grind
  • Reliable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Weekends
  • Home

Comments:

works great


By quad-shot

from NJ

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

does the job well

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Consistent Grind
  • Stylish
  • Large Hopper
  • Reliable
  • Durable

CONS

  • Expensive

BEST USES

  • Everyday

Comments:

replaced a 20 year old Krups -makes a significant difference that can truly be tasted. We are using it for both French press and espresso - does the job well. Solid warranty -this machine should last.


By jermat

from Telford,Pa

About Me Everyday Drinker

Verified

coffee grinder

 
5.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Versatile
  • Consistent Grind

CONS

BEST USES

  • Everyday

Comments:

We use the grinder everyday so that we have fresh coffee and a good cup of coffee. It works great and it's quiet too and easy to use. All you do is set the grinding you want and turn it on. I would recommend this who drinks coffee everyday.


By DIEGO

from ELK GROVE, CA

About Me Everyday Drinker

I LOVE THIS BURR COFFEE MILL

 
5.0

PROS

  • Versatile
  • Reliable
  • Consistent Grind
  • Easy To Use
  • Large Hopper
  • Durable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Everyday
  • Home

Comments:

I LOVE THE FRESH GROUND FLAVOR AND EASE OF USE. I LOOK FORWARD TO 5 AM AND MY FIRST CUP OF JOE. ABE'S OF MAINE WAS TERRIFIC. I DON'T HAVE TO USE THE COSTCO GRINDER EVER AGAIN. READ MANY REVIEWS AND VERY HAPPY I SELECTED THE KITCHEN AID


By LongIslandMan

from Freeport, New York

About Me Coffee Aficionado

Verified

Excellent Coffe Grinder!!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Easy To Clean

CONS

BEST USES

  • Anytime

Comments:

This is a well thought out unit. Heavy, Glass on top and bottom eliminates static cling. I am very pleased how quiet and fast it works. The settings are right on for auto drip and Expresso settings. A must have if you are a lifetime coffee consumer!!!



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