The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Mill positions itself as a mid-tier dedicated burr grinder ready to compete with well-known counterparts such as Gaggia, Cuisinart, and Breville. Since it belongs to the “Pro” series, it is just quite fair to expect above-average performance from this KitchenAid grinder, and that is what we will be checking on this in-depth review.
KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Grinder
Body And Design
The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Mill comes in svelte dimensions of H: 13-1/2″x W: 6″x D: 12″ with a sleek black finish, giving it a refined look and a touch of gloss just right for contemporary kitchen top spaces. The KitchenAid Pro flaunts an Onyx black color that seems to blend modern with retro in terms of visual appeal perfectly. Made of metal, the is KitchenAid Pro is quite heavy at 13 lbs, but this makes it sturdier and more durable compared to other models in its class made of plastic.
Best Choice KitchenAid Burr Grinder
The KitchenAid Pro is perfect for individuals looking for a trusty and reliable burr grinder that won’t require replacing every few years or so. With its tough metal construction and parts, you can be sure of continuous use without the slow down due to break downs.
Precision Stainless Steel cutting Burrs
The grinder equipped with two high-precision flat cutting burrs, coffee beans are smoothly grounded to consistent perfection each and every time. The grinder using a turn speed of just around 450 RPM, overheating is avoided, and the natural taste of coffee is preserved.
The machine is outfitted with a DC motor that operates in low-noise and works in conjunction with the gear-reduction system that helps reduce the heat that accumulates through friction. With this two-hand in hand, the Kitchen Aid Pro delivers powerful performance minus the temperature and loud sound.
15 Selectable Grinds
When looking for a dedicated grinder, you must check the maximum number of grind fineness it can perform. While 15 fineness settings might be a bit lacking for the select few who are really technical in the grinding process, 15 fineness settings are more than enough for the general crowd and some advanced coffee enthusiasts. The grind control is a breeze to use, just point the dial to your desired setting then hit ON when you are ready.
Glass Hopper and Coffee Bin
To prevent coffee granules from sticking to the sides of the hopper, Kitchen Aid equipped this model with a glass hopper that minimizes the static “cling” of ground coffee. The bin seal plate helps position the coffee bin beneath the grinding spout, thus preventing the coffee grounds from escaping.
Die-Cast Metal Construction for Heavy Duty use
KitchenAid Burr Grinder One important thing to note about the KitchenAid Pro is that its body is made from heavy-duty die-cast metal that is superb against wear and tears through years of use. Unlike plastic-made counterparts, the KitchenAid Pro was made with a tough performance in mind so you can rest your mind in peace, knowing that this thing won’t break down easily. Also, the stainless steel durable cutting burrs can be easily accessed for hassle-free maintenance.
KitchenAid Pro Line Grind Quality
This baby is one for the masses – a great grinder for the mainstream coffee-loving crowd. Grind quality is good though not top-notch, of course, like we said, this would impress average coffeeholic’s but not savvy aficionados who only go for the best possible grind. A level of inconsistency was detected, especially when adjusted to the most exquisite setting, but for general use such as drip coffee, this grinder will do very well.
- Precision Stainless Steel cutting Burrs
- 15 Selectable Grinds
- Glass Hopper and Coffee Bin
- Die-Cast Metal Construction for Heavy Duty use
- Easy-access to the Burr mechanism
- A bit pricey
- Selection of Grind Fineness settings can still be increased
Excellent construction and steady performance are how we would sum up our review of the KitchenAid Pro Line Grinder. With just the right amount of settings enough to please the typical coffee fan, the KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Mill banks on durability and consistent performance as its strongest points.