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KitchenAid ProLine Grinder - Stuart Niemtzow's Review
Posted: March 25, 2006, 11:52am
review rating: 6.7
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Arrow The KitchenAid ProLine Grinder has 74 Reviews
Arrow The KitchenAid ProLine Grinder has been rated 8.01 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Bill Miano 9.17
Robert Uy. 8.94
Gino Magnotta 8.67
Donny Raus 8.63
Randall Nortman 8.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 9
Average Price: $200.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: ABT Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Saeco grinder
Bottom Line: Hard to imagine a better quality, easier to use grinder under $200-- or even for way more--- for home use.
Positive Product Points

It's hard to imagine a higher quality grinder for under $200. It feels like a Mercedes tank, is easy to adjust, following the instructions, to coarse to way-too-fine for my espresso machine grounds. The glass container makes sticking/suspended grounds a problem of the past. And, it seems that parts (burrs, glass pot) are easy to replace, and the machine is simple to clean. I can't imagine this isn't a permanent machine.

Negative Product Points

Since the glass grinds pot is rounded, it requires a spoon for espresso, but for drip coffee can be tapped right into the basket. Some beans stick on the lip, but a whole lot less than my old Saeco grinder.

Detailed Commentary

Great grinder for the money...easy to use and to adjust. Looks great and feels as solid as the Prudential rock.The grinder is slow, so the ground beans come out without any heat. The instructions are easy to follow and the adjustments from coarse to choke-my-Saeco espresso machine fine. Kitchenaid's consumer help line answered in 30 seconds...with a live person and sent out a missing burr brush immediately, arriving within a week. I can't imagine with the easy ability to replace worn burrs, broken containers, etc. that I'll ever be buying another grinder. I can't imagine what more expensive machines provide that this doesn't/.

Buying Experience

ABT over the internet...simple and quick. When it arrived, the burr brush was missing. I called Kitchenaid, got through right away and they sent one within a week.

Three Month Followup

Almost all is the same after 9 months, except I've had more days of great coffee grinding....and effortless, too. Not having a container that grinds stick to is a real relief.....I never realized just how much. It avoids a whole step: banging the plastic container to loosen the grinds.

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