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Topic: KitchenAid Pro grinder (11 msgs / 234 lines)
1) From: Cheryl Alexander
Sometime ago I recall a discussion on the KitchenAid Pro burr grinder. Seems like the reviews were good. Can someone refresh my memory, please? (I've never been able to "search" the archives for some reason. Sorry!)
 
Cheryl
 
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2) From: Jim McClellan
I use one for french press, solo, and vac pot grinding. It does a good job of an even grind without dust (something important for vac pot). It is easy to use and I don't experience the static problem of grinds going all over place I have had with other grinders in that class. I don't think it would be a great choice for espresso grinding though, just not a lot of adjustment at that super fine grind setting you need for that.
Jim
Cheryl Alexander  wrote: 
 Sometime ago I recall a discussion on the KitchenAid Pro burr grinder. Seems like the reviews were good. Can someone refresh my memory, please? (I've never been able to "search" the archives for some reason. Sorry!)
  
 Cheryl
 
 so many pens...so little time...
http://www.gcwr.org/

3) From: Jeffrey Bair
I have this grinder and love it. Out of the box, you have 15 stepped
selections, which didn't cut it for me for espresso. However, there is an
extremely easy, not-technie mod that you can do to make it "stepless", and
since then I've had fantastic results for press, moka pot, espresso, and
turkish.
It's got a few quirks, without a doubt - check out the reviews over at
coffegeek and you'll hear all about them (beans hang up in the hopper a
little, etc.) - but they've never been major issues for me. I don't think
you can do a whole lot better in it's price class. I found a lucky deal and
scored it for $150 and have been thrilled.
Jeff
On 5/19/06, Cheryl Alexander  wrote:
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4) From: Rich Adams

5) From: Brett Mason
KitchenAid OEMed the manufacture of Electric Grinders for Cory in the 50's.
I use a 1950s Cory grinder for my daily drip and Cory vacpot brews (except
when my Debbie asks for a Zass pot...)
Probably very similar implementation, except for external form factor.
Brett
  Zassman, but also Cory, Trosser and Rocky grinders
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6) From: Vince Doss
Is Solis Maestro Plus Conical Burr Mill an acceptable candidate for you
needs/price range? looks like it would take up less counter space too.http://www.coffeegeek.com/reviews/grinders/solis_maestro_grinderhttp://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.electricmills.shtml#solis.maestro
Vince
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7) From: Linda Ferguson
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I have been using one of these for about a year now. The factory =
settings
are great for everything but espresso. But it is a very easy fix to =
adjust
the grind settings. The brochure that comes with this unit shows you how =
to
adjust the grind settings set by step. I donít regret getting this =
grinder.
 
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Subject: +KitchenAid Pro grinder
 
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like the reviews were good. Can someone refresh my memory, please? (I've
never been able to "search" the archives for some reason. Sorry!)
 
Cheryl
 
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8) From: Sean Cary
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I love mine, I use if for a Press Pot, Vac Pot, Drip and Chemex.some
Espresso ( I am not drinking the Espresso Kool Aid yet...)  
 
It is built like a tank, the burrs are really well made and it makes little
to no dust all the way down to really fine grinds. 
 
I would buy it again.
 
Sean  
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Cheryl Alexander
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 10:51 AM
To: Sweet Maria's HomeRoast
Subject: +KitchenAid Pro grinder
 
Sometime ago I recall a discussion on the KitchenAid Pro burr grinder. Seems
like the reviews were good. Can someone refresh my memory, please? (I've
never been able to "search" the archives for some reason. Sorry!)
 
Cheryl
 
so many pens...so little time...
 http://www.gcwr.org/

9) From: Matt Henkel
Although the default stepping on the dial is a bit big I love my
KitchenAide.  If you add a disk between the step notches and lock pins
(extraordinarily easy to do) you can quickly get a stepless burr grinder
that's extremely solid and has provided me with great coffee ranging
from press to mocha.
~/Matt

10) From: Cheryl Alexander
Is there a diagram of this somewhere? 
I'm not exactly "Tinkerbell" if you know what I mean.... :)
 
cheryl
 
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From: Matt Henkel 
To: homeroast
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 5:45:25 PM
Subject: Re: +KitchenAid Pro grinder
Although the default stepping on the dial is a bit big I love my
KitchenAide.  If you add a disk between the step notches and lock pins
(extraordinarily easy to do) you can quickly get a stepless burr grinder
that's extremely solid and has provided me with great coffee ranging
from press to mocha.
~/Matt

11) From: Michael Stock
umm, not offering a diagram, but it's pretty simple.  on the front of the
grinder on the adjustment nob, there's a hex bolt, if you take that off,
there's a plastic plate with grooves on it and a peg that goes in the grove=
s
(causing the clicks when you turn the nob, each groove is 1/2 a tick on the
dial).  The place goes between the plastic grooved plate, and the peg.  If
you open things up, it should be pretty clear what you need to do.
note, when you take the adjustment nob off, note what position it's in.
Easiest if you turn it all the way coarse or all the way fine.  There are
directions on all this in the manual that comes with the grinder as well.
On 5/20/06, Cheryl Alexander  wrote:
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