The design of this unique coffee grinder is what immediately jumps out when you look at this new product from KitchenAid. The style is certainly beautiful and can certainly be used as a conversation piece. It looks extremely solid and is made of durable metal. The contour silver color is perfect for most kitchens and it fits perfectly with the retro feel of the appliance itself.
|Product Type Name||KITCHEN|
|Title||KitchenAid KCG0702CU Burr Coffee Grinder, Contour Silver|
|Warranty||1 year hassle-free replacement warranty|
For whatever reason, KitchenAid has decided to market their grinder as one that uses a “cutting burr” which seems mildly redundant and vague. Make no mistake though, this “cutting burr” is actually a state of the art conical burr made achieve great grinds to fit your taste each time.
In order to take advantage of the versatility and consistency of the conical burr, the KitchenAid Burr Coffee Grinder comes with 15 different grind settings. This means you can keep your beans fresh and cool even which you’re grinding to your favorite grinding preset.
The KitchenAid Burr Coffee grinder eschews the conventional plastic ground coffee hopper for a much higher quality glass grind jar. Glass works much better than plastic because it prevents as much static electricity from building up.
What this translates to is less messes and more time spent drinking your favorite coffee or doing other more productive things. The glass jar is fragile though! So when you handle the jar, try not to hit it against anything. It might be worth it to look around for a thicker jar but that is up to you.
A huge downside to this otherwise powerful bit of machinery is that it can be very loud as it grinds beans. A lot of other grinders at this price range offer exponentially quieter motors so there is no reason that this one should be so loud. If you’re living by yourself it probably won’t bother you but if there are other people sleeping at the time you usually get up to make coffee you might end up waking them up.
This model comes with a cleaning brush specifically made to wipe away any excess coffee from the conical burr, however, it does not work all that well. When it comes to reducing the amount of coffee grounds that are left over after it is used, this grinder is one of the least efficient and requires a good amount of maintenance.
It all comes down to design over functionality in order to determine this. The KitchenAid Burr Coffee Grinder is not cheap and it does not come with a lot of great features that a lot of other grinders at the same price range have. Most notably, it lacks a timer or a button for quick personalized retouching.
5 different grind settings is also a relatively few number of options to choose from. In exchange for that however, you get an extremely sturdy metal grinder that has a powerful motor and will most likely last a very long time.