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OneScrewLoose
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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:59pm
Subject: Fixing Kitchenaid burr grinder?
 

My Kitchenaid is throwing out crap grinds and is now make a whirring sound that it didn't used to.  Is there any place I can get it serviced?

Also, if I get a new grinder, is it definitely worth saving up for a Rocky?
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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2013, 6:33am
Subject: Re: Fixing Kitchenaid burr grinder?
 

Kitchen aid has a long list of service centers, look it up on their website.

Saving for Rocky? UH, that depends.

First, what kind of coffee are you going to drink? Rocky is an ESPRESSO ONLY grinder, if you are going to make espresso, a Rocky will be much better than the Kitchen aid ever was. That said, there are many fine grinders now that cost less or the same as Rocky and they do better or are more adjustable than Rocky is.

If you are going to make dirp, french press etc, then you need a grinder that is designed for making that kind of coffee. There are darn few DO IT ALL grinders, the Vario is one that can do it but it comes at a price, several NEW Kitchen aid grinders together price.

What type of service are you looking to buy a grinder for?

 
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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2013, 5:47pm
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I'll probably mostly be using my Aeropress.
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013, 2:22am
Subject: Re: Fixing Kitchenaid burr grinder?
 

OneScrewLoose Said:

My Kitchenaid is throwing out crap grinds and is now make a whirring sound that it didn't used to.  Is there any place I can get it serviced?

Also, if I get a new grinder, is it definitely worth saving up for a Rocky?

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Is that the A30? IMO those things look great and perform terribly. You'll be much happier starting over with a Baratza of some ilk than throwing good money after bad.
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 11:42pm
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It's a proline.  The model says RKPCG100.
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Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013, 2:03am
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OneScrewLoose Said:

It's a proline.  The model says RKPCG100.

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OK, I have no experience with those but believe they may be somewhat better. Sorry I can't help more.
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