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KitchenAid Retro Burr - T. Marsee's Review
Posted: August 5, 2005, 6:13am
review rating: 7.0
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KitchenAid Retro Burr
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Lance Goffinet 8.07
Eric Nager 7.66
C. A. Brooks 7.60
Jason Ashbaugh 7.40
Marietta VB 7.17

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.0
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 6
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Kohls Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 year Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Braun blade grinder
Bottom Line: Nice design, solid, but won't grind fine enough for my use
Positive Product Points

Design - all metal
solid, well built
Glass "grind collector" nice, no static, easy to clean, well marked
Super easy to use

Negative Product Points

won't grind fine enough!
messy - grinds and flap
not the best grind, slightly uneven

Detailed Commentary

The flap is very messy, grinds get all over the counter if you move the grinder or bump it. When grinding, espresso dust "seeps" out thru the top and collects. Make sure you've got the small glass collector right underneath the "spout" or grinds will really get all over the counter/floor.

It's easy to pour or scoop beans into the glass container - the top has a tight fit, although, sometimes difficult to screw off - it gets kind of sticky... but I guess that will keep the oxygen out.

The reason I would not recommend this is because of the grind. Not fine enough for espresso. My espresso just pours out, is very weak...

This machine grinds very fast and is nice when we have company over, it's satisfactory for reg. coffee.

I should have spent the $50-80 more for a Solis Maestro.

Buying Experience

Easy, picked it up at Kohls Dept. store.

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