8.0, Based on 73 Reviews
Conical burr grinder, straight path, glass hopper
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KitchenAid's new Proline grinder, with a straight path for the beans, glass hoppers and catchers, and grind settings from espresso to press pot.
Chris Stewart (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great for medium and coarse grind brewing.
Stefan L (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Heavy duty grinder that gives heavy duty results.
Ola Bovin (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Grinder could last a life time if the burrs, auger, bearing and adjustment had been made from higher quality and precision. Motor and the casing is heavy and strong. I like the way it looks.
Jamie S (quality: 3.7)
Bottom Line: All I expected and more
Mike Ross (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Not cheap but worth the cost for an extremely well-made grinder that will last years. Perfect for the home roaster.
Dennis Zarlengo (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: The quality of operation and build make this grinder a good investment
Roman Beyga (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great Grinder for the mainstream coffee geek!
Ron Nelson (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Works great for drip coffee! Love it so far!
Bottom Line: Kitchenaid - metal, glass, power, durability, decent function, very reasonable price.
Zack Gill (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: better for espresso than the reviews here indicate, especially when modified, although not without flaws
Bottom Line: Excellent - considering the basket filter drip advantage.
Bottom Line: Not an espresso- geek-worthy unit, but for most folks with normal espresso and coffee needs this works great and is built like a tank.
Bottom Line: For the price, look elsewhere.
Ron Taylor (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Outstanding machine for french press and drip coffee grinding!
Josh Kempthorne (quality: 6.4)
Bottom Line: This is a great grinder for limited budget or space. Its tops on style. Don't be scared off by (maybe over fussy) reviews
Jeffrey Ellis (quality: 5.2)
Bottom Line: Sturdy and Dependable, quiet, consistent. After two years of heavy usage, it's still going stong
Gino Magnotta (quality: 8.7)
Bottom Line: Has some very good features to it, and could have been an excellent grinder. Has fundamental flaws however which lets it down badly.
Jack Otter (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Versitile, consistant, and built to last- this little beauty is a beast of a grinder.
Marty Davids (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Great, solid and versatile grinder.
Randall T (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: versatile quality grinder suitable for daily use along with a good-looking design without the need for constant maintenance
Byron Ala (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: If you like to mod products and can get this for cheap, it may be for you, otherwise, buy something better.
Marie Waters (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: If you want a perfect cup of coffee, this grinder will give you excellent results, no matter which method of brewing you prefer at any given time.
Leonard Wells (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: It's "Beauty is onlySkin Deep". as in Handsome machine, ugly grinds.
Kent Simmons (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: A great machine IF you like your coffee French or if you like espresso - but its not capable of both grinds without recallibration.
Randall Nortman (quality: 8.6)
Bottom Line: A heavy, solidly built piece of counter jewelry that does everything you'd want other than grind coffee well.
Mike Wisniewski (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Expensive Grinder for Drip and Press, not worth it for Espresso.
Donny Raus (quality: 8.6)
Bottom Line: There are better grinders that deliver a more uniform/consistent grind at a lower cost. However, if aesthetics, usability, and hopper capacity are priority and your willing to compromise the grind and beverage quality this machine is for you.
Ellem Weaman (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: If you live in moderation this is a great grinder.
Tom Lewis (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Industrial strength grinder ! Killer grinder for drip and/or press pot - can do fine espresso grinds too, but not easily
John Boddie (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: When I was using my Solis Maestro, I always felt that Iíd have to upgrade at some point. With the Proline, I donít have that feeling any more.
Joel Finkelstein (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Great grinder once you realize grinds only look too big. I only wish it didn't trap so many beans or was easy to clean on a daily basis.
Richard Abrams (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Acceptable value well made machine which contributes to making Italian coffee bar standard home espresso.
Jeff Sheltren (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Very sturdy, glass catcher prevents static in the grounds and is easy to clean; gives a nice, even grind.
Bill Miano (quality: 9.2)
Bottom Line: Good grinder for press or drip, but it falters trying to consistently grind for espresso. Make sure that you buy from a vendor with a good return policy.
Clemens Anhuth (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: One of the, or maybe the best choice for home use in my opinion - if it performs adequately.
Mark Babbe (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Not for Espresso. Could be nice for drip coffee.
Stuart Niemtzow (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Hard to imagine a better quality, easier to use grinder under $200-- or even for way more--- for home use.
Dan Doris (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Simply the best low end grinder i used, i tried most all the other popular low end grinders (4 of them), getting the ProLine was a relief ;)
Shannon Ayres (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: For the money, this is a good grinder with many thoughtful features to outweigh the several design flaws.
Ted O (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Nice Appearance, Feel and Quality.. but Not Really Designed and Built for Espresso Enthusiasts
Paul Hanley (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Potential unrealized. Maybe future revisions will fix the design flaws and poor quality control.
Mark Shusted (quality: 2.1)
Bottom Line: Beans don't burn but motor does.
Robert Uy. (quality: 8.9)
Bottom Line: I review other criticisms of this unit honestly. In short this is the best grinder I have found for Turkish, which surely makes it good for pump espresso. Slow rpm makes a large taste difference!
Stefan Berggren (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Easy to use, durable and grinds as expected
Greg Hancock (quality: 7.6)
Bottom Line: Excellent aesthetics, almost industrial design, and does its job well. Minor problems pale in light of its overall excellence.
Doug Dollahan (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Aesthetic, heavy duty, easy to use, great support...worth every penny!
Troy Bash (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Don't listen to the negative reviews, this is a great grinder!!!
Alan Bryant (quality: 7.4)
Bottom Line: Attractive, well-built machine that will satisfy some, but probably not espresso "power users."
Curtis Scheelke (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: If you want a grinder that's fast, easy, and priced right, put this on your short list.
Steve Pro (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Missed potential for a few dollars in parts
Don Scott (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Awesome grinder for french press or drip, But does not work for Espresso
Tom Bodet (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Nice attempt at a multi purpose grinder but falls a bit short.
Robert Deason (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Fantastic. Buy one
Robert Combs (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: If great price, real customer support, spare parts, and most of all, superior performance is important to you, than I highly recommend this unit. Mark, thanks for getting me off the fence with this unit.
Prince Humperdink (quality: 1.7)
Bottom Line: Great quality of construction and production from a machine that provides an exellent value.
Pascal Diamond (quality: 4.1)
Bottom Line: Great looks, pity it couldn't deliver on the grind.
Amon Thornburg (quality: 3.2)
Bottom Line: 158.00 buy it!, 200.00 go ITalian! to bad whirlpool has once bought anotehr great brand. French press to espresso, it is what is! Its great!
Chris Boaro (quality: 6.4)
Bottom Line: Brutishly well built, attractive, and highly capable within its limits.
Scott Riedesel (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: A very nice heavy duty grinder with a few hits, but more pluses....
Steve Lathan (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: If the terminator drank coffee and needed a grinder this would be it.
Andy Andrews (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Great deal
Tom Knight (quality: 4.9)
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.
Jesse Robinson (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: Could have been a contender, but it's just some more junk.
Christopher Boffoli (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: Dualit-like industrial design, heavy and durable, most details done right, other major things overlooked. Not bad overall.
Adam Reisner (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: i expect to be grinding my drip with this for quite some time
Patti Ratts (quality: 5.9)
Bottom Line: Lovely machine, good value.
Bob Abbott (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Could be one of the best, if not for beans that lodge.
John Poros (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Solidly built, but not geared toward espresso.
Brian Pierce (quality: 3.5)
Bottom Line: Avoid this machine
Benson Tongue (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Relatively expensive and unable to produce a fine grind.
Matt Lehman (quality: 5.2)
Bottom Line: Great product. Worth the price.
RA Schuppe (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Too bad about some of this grinder's design flaws. KA says they're considering a revision. Hope they're listening.
Steve Engelbrecht (quality: 7.4)
Bottom Line: This is the most beautiful grinder I 've ever seen, but it does have drawbacks.
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