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Overall Rating 8.0, Based on 74 Reviews
Avg Price $200.00
Manufacturer KitchenAid
Machine Type Conical burr grinder, straight path, glass hopper
Colors Dark Gray
Class Grinder, Conical Burr Consumer
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Steve Engelbrecht (quality: 7.4) 11.10.2003 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: This is the most beautiful grinder I 've ever seen, but it does have drawbacks.
RA Schuppe (quality: 6.8) 11.19.2003 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Too bad about some of this grinder's design flaws. KA says they're considering a revision. Hope they're listening.
Matt Lehman (quality: 5.2) 01.02.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great product. Worth the price.
Benson Tongue (quality: 6.3) 01.03.2004 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Relatively expensive and unable to produce a fine grind.
Brian Pierce (quality: 3.5) 01.05.2004 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: Avoid this machine
John Poros (quality: 7.5) 01.19.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Solidly built, but not geared toward espresso.
Bob Abbott (quality: 5.8) 02.18.2004 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Could be one of the best, if not for beans that lodge.
Patti Ratts (quality: 5.9) 03.05.2004 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Lovely machine, good value.
Adam Reisner (quality: 5.3) 04.21.2004 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: i expect to be grinding my drip with this for quite some time
Christopher Boffoli (quality: 7.1) 04.27.2004 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Dualit-like industrial design, heavy and durable, most details done right, other major things overlooked. Not bad overall.
Jesse Robinson (quality: 4.3) 10.19.2004 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Could have been a contender, but it's just some more junk.
Tom Knight (quality: 4.9) 12.20.2004 Rating: 6.8
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.
Andy Andrews (quality: 4.0) 01.10.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great deal
Steve Lathan (quality: 4.3) 03.08.2005 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: If the terminator drank coffee and needed a grinder this would be it.
Scott Riedesel (quality: 5.8) 03.08.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: A very nice heavy duty grinder with a few hits, but more pluses....
Chris Boaro (quality: 6.4) 05.07.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Brutishly well built, attractive, and highly capable within its limits.
Amon Thornburg (quality: 3.2) 06.17.2005 Rating: 10.0
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!
Pascal Diamond (quality: 4.1) 06.22.2005 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: Great looks, pity it couldn't deliver on the grind.
Prince Humperdink (quality: 1.7) 07.26.2005 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Great quality of construction and production from a machine that provides an exellent  value.
Robert Combs (quality: 6.8) 08.12.2005 Rating: 8.2
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.
Robert Deason (quality: 5.7) 08.20.2005 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Fantastic.  Buy one
Tom Bodet (quality: 6.8) 09.06.2005 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Nice attempt at a multi purpose grinder but falls a bit short.
Don Scott (quality: 5.7) 09.11.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Awesome grinder for french press or drip, But does not work for Espresso
Steve Pro (quality: 6.8) 10.11.2005 Rating: 6.2
Bottom Line: Missed potential for a few dollars in parts
Curtis Scheelke (quality: 5.7) 10.21.2005 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: If you want a grinder that's fast, easy, and priced right, put this on your short list.
Alan Bryant (quality: 7.4) 10.22.2005 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Attractive, well-built machine that will satisfy some, but probably not espresso "power users."
Troy Bash (quality: 7.8) 10.31.2005 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Don't listen to the negative reviews, this is a great grinder!!!
Doug Dollahan (quality: 5.0) 11.15.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Aesthetic, heavy duty, easy to use, great support...worth every penny!
Greg Hancock (quality: 7.6) 11.15.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Excellent aesthetics,  almost industrial design,  and does its job well.  Minor problems pale in light of its overall excellence.
Stefan Berggren (quality: 5.8) 11.21.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Easy to use, durable and grinds as expected
Robert Uy. (quality: 8.9) 11.30.2005 Rating: 8.8
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!
Mark Shusted (quality: 2.1) 01.17.2006 Rating: 1.0
Bottom Line: Beans don't burn but motor does.
Paul Hanley (quality: 6.0) 02.04.2006 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Potential unrealized. Maybe future revisions will fix the design flaws and poor quality control.
Ted O (quality: 7.5) 02.18.2006 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Nice Appearance, Feel and Quality.. but Not Really Designed and Built for Espresso Enthusiasts
Shannon Ayres (quality: 4.3) 02.19.2006 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: For the money, this is a good grinder with many thoughtful features to outweigh the several design flaws.
Dan Doris (quality: 5.7) 03.14.2006 Rating: 9.0
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 ;)
Stuart Niemtzow (quality: 6.7) 03.25.2006 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Hard to imagine a better quality, easier to use grinder under $200-- or even for way more--- for home use.
Mark Babbe (quality: 4.7) 04.05.2006 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: Not for Espresso.  Could be nice for drip coffee.
Clemens Anhuth (quality: 7.3) 05.21.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: One of the, or maybe the best choice for home use in my opinion - if it performs adequately.
Bill Miano (quality: 9.2) 07.17.2006 Rating: 5.6
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.
Jeff Sheltren (quality: 7.8) 09.05.2006 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Very sturdy, glass catcher prevents static in the grounds and is easy to clean; gives a nice, even grind.
Richard Abrams (quality: 7.0) 09.08.2006 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Acceptable value well made machine which contributes to making Italian coffee bar standard home espresso.
Joel Finkelstein (quality: 5.8) 11.16.2006 Rating: 7.2
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.
John Boddie (quality: 6.6) 11.24.2006 Rating: 9.8
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.
Tom Lewis (quality: 5.8) 12.26.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Industrial strength grinder !  Killer grinder for drip and/or press pot - can do fine espresso grinds too, but not easily
Ellem Weaman (quality: 4.0) 01.10.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: If you live in moderation this is a great grinder.
Donny Raus (quality: 8.6) 02.02.2007 Rating: 7.6
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.
Mike Wisniewski (quality: 5.3) 04.06.2007 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Expensive Grinder for Drip and Press, not worth it for Espresso.
Randall Nortman (quality: 8.6) 04.28.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: A heavy, solidly built piece of counter jewelry that does everything you'd want other than grind coffee well.
Kent Simmons (quality: 7.3) 05.01.2007 Rating: 7.4
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.
Leonard Wells (quality: 6.8) 05.02.2007 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: It's "Beauty is onlySkin Deep".  as in Handsome machine, ugly grinds.
Marie Waters (quality: 4.5) 05.07.2007 Rating: 10.0
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.
Byron Ala (quality: 7.3) 11.13.2007 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: If you like to mod products and can get this for cheap, it may be for you, otherwise, buy something better.
Randall T (quality: 5.8) 11.25.2007 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: versatile quality grinder suitable for daily use along with a good-looking design without the need for constant maintenance
Marty Davids (quality: 6.3) 11.30.2007 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Great, solid and versatile grinder.
Jack Otter (quality: 7.0) 03.09.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Versitile, consistant, and built to last- this little beauty is a beast of a grinder.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 8.7) 05.14.2008 Rating: 6.2
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.
Jeffrey Ellis (quality: 5.2) 05.28.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Sturdy and Dependable, quiet, consistent.  After two years of heavy usage, it's still going stong
Josh Kempthorne (quality: 6.4) 01.19.2009 Rating: 8.8
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
Ron Taylor (quality: 5.0) 02.10.2009 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Outstanding machine for french press and drip coffee grinding!
Eli Kaynan 02.09.2010 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: For the price, look elsewhere.
Dean Palmer 02.11.2010 Rating: 9.2
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.
Scott McLagan 04.17.2010 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Excellent - considering the basket filter drip advantage.
Zack Gill (quality: 6.0) 05.14.2010 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: better for espresso than the reviews here indicate, especially when modified, although not without flaws
John Green 05.18.2010 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Kitchenaid - metal, glass, power, durability, decent function, very reasonable price.
Ron Nelson (quality: 5.0) 11.15.2010 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Works great for drip coffee! Love it so far!
Roman Beyga (quality: 7.0) 08.18.2011 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Great Grinder for the mainstream coffee geek!
Dennis Zarlengo (quality: 7.0) 11.04.2011 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: The quality of operation and build make this grinder a good investment
Mike Ross (quality: 5.0) 01.18.2012 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Not cheap but worth the cost for an extremely well-made grinder that will last years. Perfect for the home roaster.
Jamie S (quality: 3.7) 02.13.2012 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: All I expected and more
Ola Bovin (quality: 4.0) 11.12.2012 Rating: 7.0
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.
Stefan L (quality: 6.0) 11.28.2012 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Heavy duty grinder that gives heavy duty results.
Chris Stewart (quality: 7.0) 07.13.2013 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great for medium and coarse grind brewing.
Richard Rowe 04.09.2014 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great burr grinder with excellent customer service; pricey, but worth the price.
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