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KitchenAid ProLine Grinder - Buzz Lightyear's Review
Posted: September 11, 2005, 6:25pm
review rating: 5.7
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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.
Name Ranking
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: 9.0
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 10
Average Price: $200.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $159.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Awesome grinder for french press or drip, But does not work for Espresso
Positive Product Points

-This thing is a Beauty
-Very Consistant grind with little to no dust for drip and french press settings
-Built Like a Tank
-Awesome owners manual

Negative Product Points

-Does not Grind Fine enough for Espresso, no matter what Modifications I made to it

Detailed Commentary

Wow Kitchenaid should make Military equipment because this thing is built like a Tank!!!!!

I bought this Grinder because of the Coffeegeek first look review and what I heard on the coffeegeek podcast and forums

I have to say that this machine is awesome for everything and Marks review is right on the button EXCEPT for what he said about Espresso, no matter what I did I could not grind fine enough for espresso, I adjusted the internal white gear under the black cap to its maximum setting with the burrs grinding against each other like mad and I still could not grind fine enough for espresso.

Its a shame I really wanted this machine to work for me, I even exchanged my grinder for another and Had no such luck grinding for espresso

Since you read so many Love/hate reviews on this board regarding this grinder I think it comes down to 1 of 2 things. Either there are a high number of defective units out there or Kitchenaid made some upgrades and people like me got stuck with an older unit.

Anyhow I returned it for a full refund

Buying Experience

Williams Sonoma is a pleasure to deal with and always has been

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