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KitchenAid ProLine Grinder - Jeffrey Ellis's Review
Posted: May 28, 2008, 2:15pm
review rating: 5.2
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Arrow The KitchenAid ProLine Grinder has 74 Reviews
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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: 9.0
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 9
Average Price: $200.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Solis Maestro
Bottom Line: Sturdy and Dependable, quiet, consistent.  After two years of heavy usage, it's still going stong
Positive Product Points

Well Built -- even glass components are heavy duty
Quiet and Static Free
Handles beans of all consistencies and sizes -- no jams
Consistent Grind quality

Negative Product Points

Needs occasional adjusting/calibration for finer grinds
Occasional Stray bean or two gets hung up between glass hopper and  collar
It is a bit tall and real heavy

Detailed Commentary

Compared to my Solis Maestro, this unit  functions flawlessly.  Unlike the Maestro, no problems with static and it's accompanying mess; no problem handling larger or oily beans; only needs occasional cleaning.  Burrs appear to last forever.
I use it primarily for French Roast and drip.  Espresso perfection has not been an issue, but I must admit my Solis Crema machine handles a fairly wide range of grinds.  The manual that accompanies the machine is excellent, and Kitchen Aid had great customer support when I first bought the grinder (haven't need it since).
I'm one who never understood all of the raves about the Solis Maestro -- mine was nothing but trouble after a few uses; even a replacement under warranty didn't solve static and bean jam issues.
We're a big coffee drinking household, so the machine gets heavy use.
Beans used: Monkey and Sons Krakatoa, Groundwork (various), Peet's Sumatra

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