Awesome grinder for french press or drip, But does not work for Espresso
Positive Product Points
-This thing is a Beauty -Very Consistant grind with little to no dust for drip and french press settings -Built Like a Tank -Awesome owners manual
Negative Product Points
-Does not Grind Fine enough for Espresso, no matter what Modifications I made to it
Wow Kitchenaid should make Military equipment because this thing is built like a Tank!!!!!
I bought this Grinder because of the Coffeegeek first look review and what I heard on the coffeegeek podcast and forums
I have to say that this machine is awesome for everything and Marks review is right on the button EXCEPT for what he said about Espresso, no matter what I did I could not grind fine enough for espresso, I adjusted the internal white gear under the black cap to its maximum setting with the burrs grinding against each other like mad and I still could not grind fine enough for espresso.
Its a shame I really wanted this machine to work for me, I even exchanged my grinder for another and Had no such luck grinding for espresso
Since you read so many Love/hate reviews on this board regarding this grinder I think it comes down to 1 of 2 things. Either there are a high number of defective units out there or Kitchenaid made some upgrades and people like me got stuck with an older unit.
Anyhow I returned it for a full refund
Williams Sonoma is a pleasure to deal with and always has been