KitchenAid Burr Coffee Grinder Review
While reading reviews about KitchenAid Pro Line we've got one thing into our heads 'this grinder is built like a tank' and 'it's a monster', owners unanimously repeat. And it really is. It's the most durable and reliable coffee grinder for home use. In comparison with other grinders this one is pretty costly. The reason of higher price is the costs of the highest quality materials used.
Don't want to sound too commercial but this grinder is really great. It's even hard to believe it has any flaws since 70% of owners gave 5 stars and 25% gave 4 stars to this grinder (I really did the maths and it's amazing), however like any other product it doe have some drawbacks. Continue reading to learn everything about KitchenAid Pro Line.
Once again, ‘it's a tank’. While other grinders (mostly made of plastic) lose their looks pretty fast this giant made purely of metal will probably last longer than you or me. So there's really no discussion about its look and grinding mechanism quality. Only a few consumers reported mechanism failure. But there is another side of Pro Line grinder.
The bottom coffee bin is made of lightweight glass which is very fragile. Although any glass is fragile, with this you should be a bit more careful. Anyways a bin of glass is another proof high quality and if you accidentally break it - you'll get a replacement for around $11.
It was mentioned that if too many coffee beans were put in top container the grinder mechanism might stuck but only two people claimed this to have happened, thus we probably should not worry about that too much.
Moreover, it works very quietly.
Grinding quality. Consistency of ground coffee is a must and KitchenAid deals with this just right. There are 'detectives' playing with magnifier and asserts that not all coffee particles come out in the same size. I wonder if they drank coffee, would they tell the difference...
Pro Line's burrs rotate relatively slowly, thus minimal frictional heat is emitted.
Design. If you though the best thing about KitchenAid is its quality, you're probably wrong. It's large, stylish and has more external qualities. One customer mentioned 'A variety of colors lifted right out of a high end car catalog' - you can choose the color you love.
Controls. Adjustable stainless steel burrs with 15 grinding sizes. There's no timer which, in fact, would look pretty strange on such a monster.
Other things about KitchenAid Pro worth mentioning:
It is easily cleaned because of simple structure and dishwasher-safe glass bins.
In the beginning I mentioned it's 'relatively more expensive'. Price varies from around $130 to $450 or even more. Price depends on color that you will choose and discounts (look at the bottom of this page - we're providing links to the cheapest proposals).
To sum up, this grinder is a real monster for home usage. Its high quality is accompanied with stylish design and other great features such as quiet grinding and grind size adjuster. In my opinion, these features outweigh insignificant flaws and relatively higher price.
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