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KitchenAid ProLine Grinder - Curtis Scheelke's Review
Posted: October 21, 2005, 7:46pm
review rating: 5.7
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KitchenAid ProLine Grinder
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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: 10
Price Paid: $159.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: MACAP M4
Bottom Line: If you want a grinder that's fast, easy, and priced right, put this on your short list.
Positive Product Points

This bad boy is very easy to use.  It's large adjustment dial is a snap.   Looks great on the counter, with little mess from errant grinds flying about.

Negative Product Points

Not precise enough for world class espresso.

Detailed Commentary

No assembly required for this other than screwing the glass hopper on the top.  Dialing in the grind was as easy as setting the dial and flipping the switch.  The grind is easily visible through the glass grounds catcher on the bottom.  
This grinder does very well for both French press and drip, but my success for an espresso grind has been moderate.  I purchased this machine as an alternative to the M4 for other grinds than espresso as that higher priced grinder is much more difficult to get readjusted than I like to fool around with.  

I have had almost no counter mess with this grinder as the glass hopper and catcher fit tightly against the machine body, and static is very low.  A few grinds fall when the catcher is removed, but those are very localized and easy to sweep away.

The KA Proline Grinder is a good value for the price, and I would not hesitate to recommend one to anyone looking for a grinder for drip or French press, but would say spend a bit more if you are looking for one that does espresso grind.

Buying Experience

Bought from Amazon.com.  Shipped ahead of schedule with their usual great e-mail notification.  Their service is up to my standards for ease of ordering, pricing, return poicy, and product availability.
I would buy from them again.

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