Nothing affects the flavor of your coffee like the quality of your grounds. This attractive conical burr grinder is adjustable from extra fine for high-end espresso machines to coarse for French presses and everything in between for drip and pour-over coffee. Grinder crushes bean slowly, so less heat is generated, preserving delicate variations in flavor. Solid metal housing, glass hoppers and attractive design make this an attractive addition to any countertop, but the compact footprint also allows easy storage when not in use.
Model number: KPCG100OB
Material: Commercial-grade stainless steel, glass
Care: Hopper and coffee bin are dishwasher safe. All other components are hand wash only
Dimensions: 10¼" x 5 5/8" x 13½"
Capacity: Hopper holds 7 oz. of beans
Weight: 9½ lb.
Warranty: 5-year manufacturer’s warranty
Made in China
15-level variable grind control—extra fine to coarse
All-metal housing and glass hoppers reduce static cling and are easy to clean
Hopper and coffee bin are dishwasher safe for easy clean up
Cleverly designed seal under the spout prevents ground coffee from escaping
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Yes, the glass jar that catches the ground coffee is fragile, that's because some weigh their coffee, keeping it light is essential for this reason. It provides an even grind from coarse to fine. I use it for drip so it stays in medium grind. If you have a $2000 espresso machine then get a Rocky Rancilio (no dosser $450) or the Mazzer Mini ($550 in black). These are in line with a very high end espresso machine than this one. For $200 however, there is nothing that comes close to this one. The motor is as powerful and high quality as the two high end models I listed. The difference is in the burrs. The burrs on this machine are cast, the burrs on the grinders costing over twice as much are machined (Italian). For Turkish talc fine, this will not work, get the high end model. The sad news is this model has been discontinued by Kitchenaid. It has a cult following, so they are selling for over $200 used on ebay (new, some selling for 300-400). Kitchenaid is a great company, their CS is very good, they stand by their products. Oh forgot to mention, the machined burrs can be made to fit this machine. The Mazzer Mini's burrs ($45) will fit this model with an adapter kit (google). So you can get the best of both worlds, a great retro looking grinder at a nice starting price, then later down the road, if you need new burrs, you can upgrade ($100 for kit and burrs). Good luck, and buy it here for a great price
I bought this grinder to replace a previous model which needed new burrs and spilled grounds over my countertops. Pros: Grinds coffee great with minimum spillover. Cons: There is no way on the machine to tell how much coffee you are grinding unless you load a specific amount every time you grind - timer, graduated marks on the receiving carafe. The receiving carafe is extremely fragile. I'm on my third one
I have had this grinder for many years and purchased one as a gift for my daughter and her husband. This grinder is excellent and durable -- it grinds everything from espresso to drip. It comes apart for cleaning, too.