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KitchenAid ProLine Grinder - Tom Knight's Review
Posted: December 20, 2004, 8:20pm
review rating: 4.9
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Arrow The KitchenAid ProLine Grinder has 74 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Bill Miano 9.17
Robert Uy. 8.94
Gino Magnotta 8.67
Donny Raus 8.63
Randall Nortman 8.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 5
Average Price: $200.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $199.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: ws Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: none
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.
Positive Product Points

Appears well made and sturdy.  Has a nice presence on the counter top.

Negative Product Points

Has a few poorly designed features....such as the bean feed process....and employs some questionalble - quality parts.

Detailed Commentary

I'm on my second unit of this product. Purchased the first at WS, used it for a week and had it fail. A small metal pin in the burr drive mechanism became disfigured ...rendering the grinding process a total failure. WS was very good about exchanging the unit for another. The second unit has performed acceptably  for the last six months.  Upon close inspection of the internal parts that one can easily observe, there appears to be an overall lack of quality and precision to  them. For $200.00,  I expected to find a more finely engineered and manufactured product.

Buying Experience

WS has always been a great store to do business with in my experience.

Three Month Followup

Everything seems allright with the replacement unit.

One Year Followup

Had to return the original unit to the store I bought it from, due to a broken internal part. The replacement unit has performed flawlessly over the ensuing year. I would raise the over-all rating to a 7 or 8 now.

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