September 5, 2005
The Kitchenaid Pro Line Burr Grinder has been causing a bit of a stir on some of the serious coffee sites. The reason is that many people are beginning to feel that this is finally a consumer-oriented machine that seriously competes with some of the more expensive “pro” grinders such as the Rancillio Rocky or the Mazzer Mini. Since those machines go in the $300 – $600 range, an under $200 competitor is understandably quite a surprise.
On first impressions, the Kitchenaid Pro Line is beyond a doubt a Kitchenaid appliance — it will look right at home on your counter next to a Kitchenaid stand mixer. It has the same styling queues, the same rock-solid metal build, and the same excellent finish. This is a piece of gear that belongs in the kitchen, not a refugee from a coffee-shop somewhere.