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I've had this grinder for about 9 months now. I use it almost every day, and it's still going strong! It works great. I like strong coffee, so it's great that it...Read complete review
I've had this grinder for about 9 months now. I use it almost every day, and it's still going strong! It works great. I like strong coffee, so it's great that it has a higher capacity than most other grinders I've used in the past. I can grind enough beans for a nice, strong pot of coffee in one shot!The only thing that I'm not crazy about is that some of the ground coffee gets stuck in the bottom, below the level of the blade. It's not hard to remove it or anything, just use a spoon or something to loosen it. But it would be just about perfect if all of the ground coffee came out without any getting stuck.Even so, I would still recommend this coffee grinder. I've been through a few of them, and this one is the best I've tried so far!
Most Liked Negative Review
Starting breaking after a few uses
This coffee grinder has a plastic piece on the bottom of the stainless steel bowl. After only a month or two of using it there were pieces breaking off this black plastic piece at...Read complete review
This coffee grinder has a plastic piece on the bottom of the stainless steel bowl. After only a month or two of using it there were pieces breaking off this black plastic piece at the bottom of the bowl.I can barely use it anymore, and would never buy this coffee grinder again. I thought buying Kitchen Aid I was getting a good product, much to my dismay.Like I said, I would never buy it again.
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from Blanchard, OK
Comments about KitchenAid Empire Red Blade Coffee Grinder:
Easy to use, fast, doesn't take up a lot of counter space and the red is so pretty!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Mobile, Alabama
I don't drink coffee, I got this to grind herbs and spices. It makes short work of pepper, mustard, etc. If you want the freshest flavor, you need one of these. Make just what you need for dinner or grind a week or two's worth of your most used spices.
I love this grinder!
from British Columbia, Canada
I have had one of these grinders for coffee for years and finally got a second one just for spices. I have tried a couple of others, but they are just not as easy to use. They might cost a bit more, but they are worth it. You can see into the cup to grind to your desired amount. It's easy to clean and small when storing.
Beware the per cup markings
from Raleigh, NC
Just got a BCG1110B a few days ago. We replaced the coffee pot at the same time.It took me a few days to check the fill lines and compare them to what it says in the user manual. I found that the 12 cup mark is 18 tablespoons, not 14 as it says in the manual. In fact all of the lines are for a number of tablespoons equal to 1.5 x number of cups. (I checked with several measuring device) Also note that the 8 to 10 distance and 10 to 12 distance are both one cm so it is unlikely the volume differences would be 3 and 2 tbsp. Anyway, it is easy to adjust, and I like being able to pour the coffee into grinder rather than count coffee scoops. Just beware, and perhaps the user manual can be updated or the markings on the grinder corrected in the next redesign.
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Don't let the name fool ya!
from Mobile, Alabama, USA
I suppose that you could use this to grind a fresh batch of coffee everyday, but this device's ability to grind hard herbs and spices is what I use it for. Everyone knows that herbs and spices last MUCH longer in a natural, unground state. This grinder is perfect for preparing a few weeks worth of FRESH flavor. I absolutely love it!
Fresh Coffee Just How You Like It
from Houston, TX
I received this as a Christmas gift this year and I love it! The best thing about this grinder is that you completely control the size of your ground coffee. With other coffee grinders I've used, you put a specific setting before putting in the beans and then if it's not perfect you can't re-grind. With the clear lid you can easily watch the grinding process and start and stop when it reaches your desired thickness. I personally prefer super fine grounds (Turkish coffee level which is finer than espresso) which typically isn't an option on most other grinders. With this grinder I just for an additional 10 seconds and it is perfect. Not to mention, coffee that was ground 5 minutes before you brew it is just delicious. This appliance grinds quickly and evenly :)
Needs help if a small amount is put in to grind.
It is fabulous !
from Columbus, Nebraska
I bought this before the holidays because the kids will be home and we would be doing a lot of coffee drinking. It did a fantastic job grinding up all those beans !
Stopped Working after Just Under Two Dozen Uses
from Orlando, Fl
Bought this grinder just after Thanksgiving in 2015. This unit has been used less than two dozen times to grind spices and coffee only. Today I went to grind coffee and the grinder does not work. The motor runs but the blade does not turn. Upon further inspection as to why the grinder is not working, I found that the cheap rubber material teeth that contact the METAL bar that fits between them to turn the blade to grind have worn off and will not maintain contact with the bar. If I could've rated this unit with zero stars I would have mImam quite disappointed that the unit, at this price point, only lasted a year and is just outside the manufacturers' warranty. Sadly Kitchenaid used to sell quality large and small appliances it appears from this experience that is no longer the case.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great appliance, but...
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from El Dorado County, CA
Best grinder I've ever used. As a guy who really needs to measure any items relating to food, the cup tick marks on the bowl are much appreciated and have delivered accurate measurements to assure good coffee reliably. But... the plastic at the base of the steel bowl has broken twice now, for 2 different users (wife and I) with no rough handling. The first time I was able to superglue the piece back on and that worked fine. Today the plastic broke at an entirely different spot and into many pieces. I'll replace the part and keep using the grinder, but it's a disappointing weak spot apparently. Hence only 4 stars.
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