i expect to be grinding my drip with this for quite some time
Positive Product Points
built like a truck with adjustable grind size biases and replaceable grind plates (after 800 lbs of coffee) glass catch cup simple on off toggle switch with no electronics to fail
Negative Product Points
ledges in glass feed bowl and inner throat of grinder catch some beans glass bowls
i have used the grinder several times now.... i think it does an excellent job.... i have it set as tight as i can and grinding at 5.5 or 6.0 for drip and the grind is quick and uniform....
i have read numerous critiques by plain folk complaining about beans hanging up on the glass or metal lips....this is technically true, a few beans will lay on the glass lip or the internal metal ledges, and i hope that kitchenaid will recast the metal and glass to eliminate those little flat spots... but when it does happen i just turn off the machine and poke the few beans or tip/shake the machine and they slide down the throat, and i turn it back on for a few seconds and all is well... i believe those that post extreme negative comments are a little more picky than most...... i intend to keep this machine and at the rate i grind coffee expect to have to replace the grinder plates in 15 to 20 years (they should complain about that too i guess) but if i live another 20 years i will happy to replace the plates if they are still available....
i wonder if at that time any of the plastic housing, electrostatic grounds stick to everything, jamming, burr grinders will be still around and ready for their 4 screw removal replaceable burr so that they can be used for another 20 years?!?!?!?!?!?!?
very happy with the proline grinder.
with single retailer and no discounting price is kept at too high level.... if this were priced at about 125 it would be best value grinder around.