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KitchenAid Retro Burr - Jeanie Parsons's Review
Posted: November 23, 2007, 3:22pm
review rating: 7.0
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Arrow The KitchenAid Retro Burr has 35 Reviews
Arrow The KitchenAid Retro Burr has been rated 6.21 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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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: 6.4
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 8
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $99.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Dillards Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 years Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Various blade grinders
Bottom Line: If you love bean flingling, this grinder is for you!
Positive Product Points

Attractive.  Sturdy.

Negative Product Points

GRINDS FLY EVERYWHERE.  It kept getting clogged with oily beans - or if the beans were not oily enough,  the grinds would fling all over the kitchen.

Detailed Commentary

In theory easy to use - you can keep lots of of beans in the hopper and just flip the switch to get your grinds.  Bah.   VERY difficult to clean.  You are supposed to run rice grains through it.  So then you have rice flour all over the place and you still have to go back in with a q-tip and whatever else you can find to dry and get the gooped up coffee out.  

I loved the 'idea' of being able to keep beans in a hopper so I didn't have to reload and turning on the switch to get the amount I need with ease.  Still looking for the balance of ease of use and cleaning for a simple cup a day of drip.

Buying Experience

Non memorable.   Got it because it was a "burr" grinder that looked awesome.   I knew nothing much about coffee at the time.

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