8.0, Based on 73 Reviews
Conical burr grinder, straight path, glass hopper
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KitchenAid's new Proline grinder, with a straight path for the beans, glass hoppers and catchers, and grind settings from espresso to press pot.
Mark Shusted (quality: 2.1)
Bottom Line: Beans don't burn but motor does.
Mark Babbe (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Not for Espresso. Could be nice for drip coffee.
Brian Pierce (quality: 3.5)
Bottom Line: Avoid this machine
Jesse Robinson (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: Could have been a contender, but it's just some more junk.
Benson Tongue (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Relatively expensive and unable to produce a fine grind.
Bill Miano (quality: 9.2)
Bottom Line: Good grinder for press or drip, but it falters trying to consistently grind for espresso. Make sure that you buy from a vendor with a good return policy.
Mike Wisniewski (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Expensive Grinder for Drip and Press, not worth it for Espresso.
Steve Pro (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Missed potential for a few dollars in parts
Pascal Diamond (quality: 4.1)
Bottom Line: Great looks, pity it couldn't deliver on the grind.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 8.7)
Bottom Line: Has some very good features to it, and could have been an excellent grinder. Has fundamental flaws however which lets it down badly.
Tom Knight (quality: 4.9)
Bottom Line: I'm surprised that Kitchen Aid put out such a poorly designed and manufactured piece to represent their top of the line grinder.
Paul Hanley (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Potential unrealized. Maybe future revisions will fix the design flaws and poor quality control.
Randall Nortman (quality: 8.6)
Bottom Line: A heavy, solidly built piece of counter jewelry that does everything you'd want other than grind coffee well.
Ola Bovin (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Grinder could last a life time if the burrs, auger, bearing and adjustment had been made from higher quality and precision. Motor and the casing is heavy and strong. I like the way it looks.
Patti Ratts (quality: 5.9)
Bottom Line: Lovely machine, good value.
Stefan L (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Heavy duty grinder that gives heavy duty results.
Joel Finkelstein (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Great grinder once you realize grinds only look too big. I only wish it didn't trap so many beans or was easy to clean on a daily basis.
RA Schuppe (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Too bad about some of this grinder's design flaws. KA says they're considering a revision. Hope they're listening.
Christopher Boffoli (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: Dualit-like industrial design, heavy and durable, most details done right, other major things overlooked. Not bad overall.
Alan Bryant (quality: 7.4)
Bottom Line: Attractive, well-built machine that will satisfy some, but probably not espresso "power users."
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