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KitchenAid Retro Burr - Foo Bar's Review
Posted: January 21, 2006, 6:08am
review rating: 6.2
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KitchenAid Retro Burr
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Arrow The KitchenAid Retro Burr has 35 Reviews
Arrow The KitchenAid Retro Burr has been rated 6.21 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 8, 2003.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Lance Goffinet 8.07
Eric Nager 7.66
C. A. Brooks 7.60
Jason Ashbaugh 7.40
Marietta VB 7.17

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 2.0
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 0
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 2
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Cooking.com Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: If you enjoy cleaning coffee grounds spewed in a 3 foot radius, this is the machine for you.
Positive Product Points

Tall and skinny, it fits great on the counter.  The bean hopper is very convenient for me - no more whole beans spilled on the counter.

Negative Product Points

Coffee everywhere.  I've traded cleaning up whole beans off of the counter for cleaning up ground coffee off the counter, my arm, the top of the machine.

Detailed Commentary

Why does this thing spew so much coffee??  How hard can it be to at least deflect it down.  The ground coffee defies gravity and even goes *up* somehow.  I'm seriously considering going back to my old whirly bean banger and just getting a jar/scoop for my beans.

I have no other complaints about this machine.  If I could figure out how to greatly minimize the coffee grounds spewing, I would be raving about this thing.  It's all metal/glass and built solid.  I'm thinking of cutting my losses and reselling this on eBay to get some cash back for it.

The ratings on this site are odd.  Why are aesthetics weighted the same as quality?  I dropped my numbers to reflect a lower overall rating of this product.

Followup:  After 2 weeks, this grinder has stopped grinding beans.  I'm trying to return it for a refund to cooking.com, or KitchenAid.  I thought KitchenAid was supposed to be better than this - I have no idea how people rate this so high, given that it sprays coffee so far.  I use "normal," non-oily, non-flavored, non-frozen beans per the instructions.

Buying Experience

Cooking.com was great to order from.  My only complaint is that is shipped from Cali, and I'm in Ohio, so it took forever to go USPS and get here.  Those guys really need to switch away from USPS and go with UPS.

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