6.1, Based on 34 Reviews
Burr grinder, glass hopper
Grinder, Flat Burr, Consumer
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KitchenAid's redesign of a 1930s style coffee grinder, suitable for espresso to press pot.
Lance Goffinet (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: A fantastic grinder for drip, vacuum pot, and french press; does not grind fine enough for espresso.
Eric Nager (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: Not reliable. take a pass on this model.
C. A. Brooks (quality: 7.6)
Bottom Line: If you like big messy grinders that don't deliver consistency, you gotta try this one ! ! !
Jason Ashbaugh (quality: 7.4)
Bottom Line: Tried to add a metallic flavor to my beans... a definite "don't buy!"
Marietta VB (quality: 7.2)
Bottom Line: If you like the looks, print off a picture and tape next to you coffee machine - don't actually try to use one of these.
T. Marsee (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Nice design, solid, but won't grind fine enough for my use
Michael Sparks (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Looks cool, but doesn't work worth a darn
Jeanie Parsons (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: If you love bean flingling, this grinder is for you!
C W (quality: 6.9)
Bottom Line: Great at grinding for drip brew, but get used to cleaning the chute with toothpicks.
John Smith (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: Loved it for the six weeks I had with it before it broke. They just can't seem to make this model reliable.
Kirstin V (quality: 6.6)
Bottom Line: Looks really cool on the counter & built like a tank but grinds rather unevenly... good for drip but not so hot for French Press...
James Lehr (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Stunning countertop art with feet of clay.
Rob Havelt (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Cool looking machine - too bad it doesn't work...
Foo Bar (quality: 6.2)
Bottom Line: If you enjoy cleaning coffee grounds spewed in a 3 foot radius, this is the machine for you.
Reed Nelson (quality: 6.2)
Bottom Line: A great looking product with very poor design and performance.
Purple Pig (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: I don't like it ( was - Good burr grinder for under $100. Good looks, no plastic and easy to clean)
Ron Eric Edrosa (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Get your toothpick out to remove leftover grinds...but otherwise a nice sturdy machine.
Erik N (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Bottom line, stay away from this machine.
RA Schuppe (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Good solid, powerful, grinder that works for me (vac-pot & Moka Brew).
Helen Nickells (quality: 5.6)
Bottom Line: Piece of garbage, don't waste your money
Erik Francey (quality: 5.6)
Bottom Line: Good machine, must be modded to do espresso, no replacement parts???
R Long (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: Grinder is easy to use. I don't mind the excess ground coffee on the counter given that the coffee taste is wonderful. What does rpm really have to do with it if there is no static and the taste is great?
Gillian Logan (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: I had high hopes; sadly still searching for a good grinder under 400 dollars.
Coffee Girl (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Great Looks, very unsatisfactory performance.
Lin Carol (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: "Don't waste your money on this piece of junk."
Wayne Peterson (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: Bulletproof, well-built, simple and fun machine (if you'll make Eric's modification for espresso).
Bob Todrick (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: A reasonable machine with good quality (KitcheAid usually doesn't make crap) and a fair price.
Attila Horvath (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: For the price and intended purpose, KitchenAid's KCG200 Retro Burr grinder is definitely adequate, suitable and easy to use.
Jon Rosenthal (quality: 4.2)
Bottom Line: Maybe the best grinder anywhere (for Drip and French Press) for the money.
Wooly Grrl (quality: 3.9)
Bottom Line: Great machine for someone coming from a whirlyblade, make the mod, make the mod!
Keith McCandlish (quality: 2.5)
Bottom Line: Great idea, good looks but a lack of customer service makes this a risky purchase and it does not grind fine enough for espresso.
Bottom Line: Solid, reliable, looks cool, stores a pound of coffee, grind is right for drip after performing the mod. At five+ years still works well.
Bottom Line: Great ginder!! Solid counstruction and great looks make this the grinder for the long haul!
Bottom Line: High on style, not on substance
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