If you are looking for a coffee grinder that is simple to use but looks elegant, this KitchenAid Burr Coffee Bean Grinder is safe bet for you.
This grinder is build in quality with a flawless design that will look great to your kitchen counter tops. Plus , it is easy to use with its super simple on/off switch and has a 15 grind settings that allow excellent consistent grinding.
Table of Contents
- KitchenAid Burr Grinder
- Few things we like on this grinder
- Top Feature and Benefits
- Are there any Alternatives?
- The Final Grind
KitchenAid Burr Grinder
Designed to bring out an outstanding performance and reliability.
Grind your coffee beans just how you like with this grinder. The KitchenAid Burr Coffee grinder uses stainless steel burrs for grinding coffee consistently on its 15 grind levels for French Press, Pour Over, Drip Coffee, Espresso and anything in between. And the glass bean hopper holds up to 7 ounces of beans.
Keeping the artistry and producing of a great cup of coffee with KitchenAid. They have studied with top baristas to ensure that their collection of kitchen coffee products will help consumers to easily brew an extraordinary coffee at home. Their machines are designed to bring out rich and bold flavors so you can brew cafe-quality coffee at home.
Few things we like on this grinder
- KitchenAid has endured the test of time and lasted, so you can bet on it being around to replace any parts in the future.
- The grounds chamber bin is made of glass, which minimizes static cling.
- This coffee grinder has an old-school aspect to it, which can fit in with many different kitchen looks.
Top Feature and Benefits
Build in Quality with a Flawless Look
This coffee grinder is made of steel, solid construction but looks flawless with a number of color choices including empire red, onyx black, and contour silver. The sleek, modern design allows it to be stored on your countertop or in a cabinet.
It has a stainless steel cutting burrs which are more durable than their ceramic counterpart. The individual parts fit well together and are easy to disassemble. The chambers for both whole beans and the grinds are made of high-quality glass which is also fairly durable.
The heavy and its sturdy build of the grinder guarantees that it will not vibrate across a countertop when left to grind unattended.
Easy to Use
There are no complicated parts to this machine it can be operate with a super simple on/off switch. This KitchenAid burr coffee grinder is easy to use and disassemble. It has a single glass chamber where you can easily fill the coffee. Adjusting the grind with its single dial is also simple, though it may take a few cups of coffee to determine the best grind for your method of brewing.
As with most electric burr grinders at this price range, this grinder offers an excellent grind suited for anything from a French press to an espresso machine to an Aeropress. It has a 15 grind settings that allow excellent consistent grinding and lower grinding temperatures. Available in half-step increases from 1 to 8, from a very fine espresso grind to a coarse French press grind. This should guarantee consistent extraction for the perfect cup of coffee every time.
Additionally, this grinder seems to be quieter than the others.
The glass hopper of this grinder reduces static cling, making for easy transfer of the coffee grinds to your coffeemaker of choice. Its burrs can turn at 450 rpm, reducing frictional heat build-up to preserve the flavor.
It also offers 15 levels of coarseness for your grind, which makes it pretty versatile, especially if you like to experiment with a lot of different brewing methods.
What is included on the box?
1 Burr grinder, 1 Handheld scoop, 1 Burr cleaning brush
- Easy to assemble and use
- Glass minimizes static build-up
- Visually Stunning
- Doesn’t move when in use
- Grinds very well
- The glass is fragile, so be careful
- Poor customer service
- Noisy motor
This grinder is within the medium-budget range, which means that you have to anticipate a big step up from the blade grinders and entry-level grinders. The KitchenAid has an eye-catching design, but it holds scores well below average in every category.
Although, this level of a grinder is fairly durable and will last quite a long time as their builds are generally of good quality.
Are there any Alternatives?
There’s a lot of good things about this KitchenAid’s new model. But maybe you’re not fully satisfied yet if this is the right grinder for you? To be honest, there are a lot of very impressive grinders at this price range. Here a few of our favorites.
THE BARATZA ENCORE
The Baratza Encore grinder is usually commended as the best entry-level burr grinder on the market. It is well known for grinding consistently and being quite sturdy.
Unlike KitchenAid, Baratza is recognized for its quality customer service. This grinder can be found at a comparable price tag, which makes it an interesting choice.
THE BARATZA VIRTUOSO
The Baratza Virtuoso is another old-school preference among coffee prigs. In many ways, it’s comparable to the Encore, but the motor and burrs are slightly better.
Experts have shown that the Virtuoso actually grinds identical to the industry standard, the very high-end Mahlkönig EK43, at the filter setting. This is an exceptional achievement for a home-level grinder, meaning it should be on your list.
The Final Grind
If you are looking for good and simple machine, this KitchenAid burr coffee grinder is fairly a good choice. It is easy to use and a consistent grinder that will last a long time.
There are no noticeable issues with this grinder, nor major flaws. It is not the cheapest machine out there, but ultimately you do get what you pay for. Plus, it looks stunning. However, the glass parts of this grinder may break but calling Kitchen Aid customer service to have them replaced should not be an issue.