KitchenAid KPCG100OB Customer Reviews
Product Code: 449-KPCG100OB
This is larger than most but has large selection of grinds and also size of coffee pots used. From your kitchen to a banquet! Easy to use , easy to clean . Dependable!! I've had mine since kitchenaide came out with this proline and LOVE IT !! Highly recommend!!!
This thing is very sturdy except for the glass "jar" that receives the ground coffee. It's made of very thin glass and i'm almost afraid to handle it due to the risk of breakage. Why, oh why, couldn't they have made it of the thick glass they used for the "bean hopper" on the top? Also, the clever design feature of the spring-loaded plate used to seal the output jar doesn't work because the output jar is too short. KitchenAid.....fix this and you'll have an ideal product.
Great machine, great settings, and convenient glass pot.
We are extremely picky about our coffee. We used to own a specialty coffee bar. This is as close to a professional machine as we've found. The motor cranks out without producing the static that has driven us nuts from our previous home grinder. I love the glass containers and it even looks classy on the counter. The simplicity of it's design and durable materials has convinced us it will give us many years of grinding. Buy this now, especially from Katom. They processed our order quickly and safely.
Been using blade mill for years. Upgrading for a burr mill was uncharted ground for me. Was initially looking for conical burr. However, conical burr are a lot more expensive for similar features (strong construction/glass container/look...) The Kitchenaid mill turned out to be perfectly satisfactory (Quality/price ratio). - Great control over grind size. - Therefore, great control over coffee brew and ultimately, over coffee taste (which I never experienced with a standard blade mill) - I can therefore decide beforehand what the coffee is going to taste like! Priceless! - Very noticeable for french press and drip brew. - Didn't try espresso yet. But I do not expect a big difference since the only setting I had on the old blade mill was "finest"!!! (Can't wait to try anyway!) The burr produces a little amount of very fine particles, regardless of the setting. Those particles stick to the wall of the glass container (which is one of the cons I read for this machine) - Turned out that it is not such a big problem afterall since, for french presses or standard coffee machines, I can empty the glass container directly in the coffee filter or in the french press and the finer particles don't follow. Which is great. (didn't try with the espresso machine though). - soooo easy to clean. About once a week, when switching to a different roast. Takes about 10 minutes (unscrew - clean - put back together) - Daily cleaning takes 30 seconds (removing fine particles from glass container) An additional problem I read about was the fact that the beans don't fall easily toward the mill area. Still true. - I therefore use a spoon (upside-down) to help the beans down the funnel. Not a big sacrifice since the whole grinding process takes about 15 seconds. I don't have time to go anywhere anyway. (And there isn't even a need to clean the spoon afterward!) - the only cons I can think of that holds true so far is the fact that the glass container is a bit thin (compared to the strong construction of all other parts). Need to be extra careful since this part is the one that is most often manipulated. Otherwise, the machine is not as big as it looks on the picture! Fits perfectly well next to the coffee machines. (even slightly shorter). Bottomline, I do not regret a single penny invested in this machine!
This grinder is heavy (a good thing in my mind), so it doesn't move on the counter when in use, has simple controls, and the ground coffee receptacle stays put when coffee is being ground. I have used another grinder in which the coffee receptacle was a plastic drawer which worked its way out whenever you tried to grind coffee. This made a mess if you did not stand there and hold it in place. The Kitchen Aid grinder is also a little quieter than other models I have tried. This one is a keeper.
I have used a burr grind DeLonghi unit for years which was noisy, prone to clogging, producing non-uniform grinds, and time-consuming to empty. The KitchenAid unit solves all these problems. The only negative, as others have noted, is the tendency for the hopper to not empty completely. In an otherwise well engineered unit, why this oversight?
without a doubt, the best grinder we have had. simply the difference between inexpensive and the best and most effective.