Kitchenaid is known to produce highly efficient kitchen appliances with beautiful exteriors. Case in point – Kitchenaid’s pink mixer. The Kitchenaid KPCG100OB burr coffee mill is no exception. One look at this coffee grinder and you’ll notice a unique appearance that no other grinders have.
But the question is, is this coffee grinder as good or as highly efficient as the other Kitchenaid products? In this Kitchenaid KPCG100OB burr coffee mill review, we give you the answers.
Key Features and Benefits
Being made from an innovative company, we expect nothing less from the Kitchenaid KPCG100OB. To summarize, here are its key features.
– die cast metal construction
– 2 stainless steel burrs, flat cutting
– 15 grind settings
– glass hopper
– coffee bin
– burr cleaning brush
– low-noise DC motor
– all-metal housing
From these features, the KPCG100OB burr coffee mill promises the following benefits.
– reduction of static during operation
– quiet operation
– highly durable and can last for years
– wide variety of coffee beverages
Also read: Cuisinart CBM-18N Conical Burr Mill Review
Added Information That the Product Description Won’t Tell You
Do you feel that the product description provided lacks other important information? Here, we give you added details about the Kitchenaid KPCG100OB as provided by consumers.
– Where is it made?
It’s made in China, as seen on the bottom of the product.
– How much beans does the hopper hold?
About 200 grams of beans.
– Can it grind for Turkish fine?
Yes. Although you may have to manually adjust the burrs to get the desired results / grind setting.
– Can this grind spices and nuts?
Many consumers wouldn’t recommend that this product be used for ingredients other than coffee beans. SOme spices may contain too much oil that can clog the burrs.
– Does it measure beans from the hopper?
– Is this for 110V or 220V input?
The label clearly states 120V only.
– Why does the adjustment knob wobble when grinding?
This is normal. This is caused by the action of a spring that separates the two burr plates.
PROS and CONS of the KPCG100OB
Based on consumer feedback, here are the pros and cons of the Kitchenaid KPCG100OB.
– Less static. Consumers noted the positive difference between the KPCG100OB and other previous coffee mills. This product’s glass discharge carafe produces less static compared with others that have plastic parts.
– Less mess. Because less static electricity is produced, this product creates less mess. There are still some residue, but it is less compared with other brands.
– Wide array of grind settings. Some consumers noted that the finest in the settings is “not fine” enough. BUT, if you read the manual, it will teach you how to manually adjust the burrs so you can get the setting you want.
– Easy to clean. Some coffee mills throw the coffee grounds down a chute before they reach the bin. The chute may plug up and complicate cleaning. The Kitchenaid KPCG100OB doesn’t have a chute, so the grounds go straight to the bin.
– Lasts long. One consumer had his / her KPCG100OB for 7 years.
– Easy to judge when you need to stop grinding. The grounds container is clear glass as opposed to other brands that have opaque plastic containers.
– Fragile grounds container. Through it produces less static and makes it easy to see the grounds, the grounds container is a bit fragile. One consumer pointed out that the shape is designed to perfectly fall out of your hands while washing.
– Pricey. It may not suit your budget.
– Noisy. While some said it is quiet, more consumers said it’s noisier than your average coffee grinder.
– Space issues. You might have some concerns with vertical space. And as one said, this can look “bulky” due to its heavy-duty built.
Our Final Way: Kitchenaid KPCG100OB Burr Coffee Mill Review
Consumers have spoken. The Kitchenaid KPCG100OB is built to last. Although it may cost you an arm and a leg, you’ll enjoy the convenience of less-static and less-mess operation. It has a wide array of grind settings to choose from, and it produces consistent grounds.