KitchenAid KCG0702CU Die-Cast Metal Coffee Grinder – Contour Silver
- Controlled rate grinding with 15 grind settings allows for excellent grind consistency and lower grinding temperatures.
- Stainless steel cutting burrs offers durability and powerful performance.
- 7 oz. glass bean hopper and grind jar minimizes the static “cling” of coffee grinds.
- The sleek, streamlined design allows it to be stored on your countertop or in a cabinet. Durable and easy to wipe clean.
- Burrs turn at 450 rpm, minimizing frictional heat build-up and preserving flavor.
- Includes Burr grinder, handheld scoop and burr cleaning brush.
It’s brand new burr grinder in contour silver blends in to any decor, thanks to its sleek metallic housing.
It’s low profile also wipes clean easily and slides under cabinets with room to spare, so all you’ll really notice is the wonderful coffee.
The kitchen aid burr grinder in contour silver includes a hand scoop, burr cleaning brush, full instructions and a manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty. Measures 10″ l x 5.9″ w x 9.8″ h.
Specification: KitchenAid KCG0702CU Die-Cast Metal Coffee Grinder – Contour Silver
|Dimensions||6 × 10 × 10 in|
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I bought mine on eBay, because I found it cheaper, but the reviews here are better & more accurate.I researched reviews on many burr coffee grinders – This wasn’t among the top rated ones, but had better looks & style & fit in with some of my other KitchenAid appliences.Now that I have it, I find that it is a nice solid piece of equipment.I’ve used the setting from coarse to fine & have been happy with the consistency.I’ve used the fine for making Turkish coffee & been especially happy with it.I really wish KitchenAid would look at reviews & make changes accordingly. People have been grinding coffee for centuries. It is not rocket science; there should be a perfect coffee grinder our there!Changes I would make & at least one solution:The hopper has an inner lip that impedes the flow of the beans, catching a few that have to be manually pushed into the grinder.The lid to the hopper doesn’t fit snuggly & would be nicer if it was heavier duty & threaded on.The grind jar is awkwardly shaped, difficult to hold onto & seems fragile. I found a great solution to this issue!I found a set of 4 Ball’s canning jars at my local Walmart. “Collection Elite” One pint jars with lids. They fit perfectly &. with the lid, can be used to store your ground coffee. They are a better size & are more durable that the supplied grind jar.
Robert Gerhart –
Dateline: 2 Months after my purchase I’ve run 6 different bags of coffee beans through this unit. Thus far I’ve had to open it up and unjam/clean it more than 3x per (1lb) bag. This is a time-consuming, messy and wasteful process (as seen in the illustration). With each use the unit has shown more and more signs of straining – and today the magic smoke finally leaked out. I’ve tried all the recommended “tricks” I’ve read online from adjusting the grind to feeding it a few beans at a time (that was what I was doing when it burned out). Even right out of the box it sounded like it was straining – I should have known better and sent it back directly but I had “faith in the brand”. I will NOT be making that expensive mistake again.I was hoping to write a glowing report about the awesomeness of owning what I thought was going to be an amazing grinder that would let me level up my coffee game. To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. This unit sits right next to one of KittchenAid’s legendary mixers that I’ve had for over a decade and use regularly – it’s a beast! Aside from some cosmetic similarities and the name on the side, this grinder is -nothing- like their mixers, not in terms of construction or durability. The motor is seriously under-torqued for the job and the grind chamber is poorly designed with serious feed and discharge issues.Some notes to keep in mind if you’re considering purchasing this unit:- it “holds” a considerable amount of coffee in the grind chamber (probably what causes it to jam so quickly). Unless you only use the same coffee blend you’ll need to clean it out between grinds or you’ll mix your beans.- when you remove the burrs to clean them, you WILL make a mess. There is no easy way around this. Also, when you reinsert the burrs, you’ll likely get grease in the grind chamber (you have to fit it in blindly and hope you have it centered).- a 500ml Ball mason jar fits perfectly under the unit and tends to not have the static issues the supplied (and very fragile and expensive-to-replace) collection bowl has.- that “warm motor” smell you you “might” notice? Yeah, that, along with the straining sound, is your motor burning out. Given the unit’s housing you won’t notice it overheating until the magic smoke leave out the back, then it’s too late.- you have to “unload” the top hopper to empty the beans out to unjam/clean the unit (otherwise they just fall through when you pull the burrs out). This means turning the unit upside-down and catching them in a bowl. Again, expect a mess. There is >nothing< clean about servicing/maintaining this grinder.- beyond these major, glaring issues… yeah, the unit was a snap to setup, set the grind and operate (three key features that attracted me to it). Unfortunately the whole "burning up during use" kind of kills the joy pretty quickly.
I purchased one of these for my cottage over a year ago, and it’s a solid grinder. I purchased a second one for home use just recently, and the motor sounds strained. It actually seized up and I had to return it. I thought it was possibly just a bad unit, but the replacement also sounds strained. I’m guessing if I open the two up, I’ll find they went to a cheaper motor powering the grinder. Shame on you Kitchen Aid. We rely on you to produce quality products.
Amazon Customer –
This is the 7th and last KitchenAid product I’ll buy. The last two have failed; one due to safety recall. They appear to have abandoned quality control.This grinder is very poor quality — burr plates do not maintain fixed distance during grind. You can see the front face plate move vertically and horizontally while on. The result is a grind that is unusable — variable size grains mean that some are very small and clog filters.
Charles T. Gross –
I have never been so dissapointed in a Kitchen Aid product. It worked for five months before freezing up and quitting For the price, very poor. My first coffee grinder was a Kitchen Aid (Hobart) about 45 years ago and it served me for almost 20 years and sure as heck didn’t cost any where as much, inflation adjustment taken into mind.
John LaBriola –
I had another coffee grinder in the $150 range that had plastic parts that had unacceptable static electricity and uneven grinds. This heavy duty, steel and glass grinder is well engineered (which means SIMPLE) for those who want the best and the easiest to use. Both the top bean hopper and the lower grind jar are made of glass—keeping static electricity at a minimum. I don’t make expresso coffee, so I don’t know if this will grind beans to the fastidiously tiny size required for that. (Note: there is a way demonstrated in a KitchenAid YouTube video to make special adjustments to make such extra fine grinds) I do know that for the different grinds that my wife and our children prefer, this grinder is perfect. It is built like a tank and very simple to maintain and clean.I am 71 and have no trouble taking it apart and cleaning out its inside burr grinders on a weekly basis. That is important because my wife and I prefer dark roasted beans. Dark roasting forces out oils from inside the beans. This extra oil will eventually begin to gum up the innards of any grinder unless the machine is opened up and the clogged up granules brushed out from time to time.
Excellent grinder. Easy to adjust the grind, and fill the hopper. Sometimes a bean will get stuck and the grounds stop flowing, (you can hear the change in sound), but you can either turn it off and poke the beans around or give it a light shake and the grounds will resume. The hopper is a bit small, but this allows it to fit easily under the upper cupboards. My ONLY reservation with this grinder, and I did read about it in previous reviews BEFORE I purchased, was that the glass beaker to collect the grounds was rather fragile. It has fractured now, and we are looking for replacement. I don’t think it would be that difficult to find a container to replace it but it is a bit of an inconvenience.UPDATE: The glass jar broke, so I bought a mason jar for $4.50 at bulk barn. Nice thick glass and fits perfectly.
In our house we drink allot of coffee and grind beans every time so we use the grinder just a little less than a coffee shop. So we have gone through many grinders, I wanted to spend more for something that will last. This thing is so solid you can tell just by looking at it and lifting it that it will last for ever. The motor is somewhat loud but much quiter than my previous grinder. You can tell just by the lower hum of the motor and the motor seems to barely strain when grinding. The only thing missing from this grinder is a timer but not having a timer and just a solid switch makes it one step more reliable. The grind settings appear simple with just 5 steps but you can take off the the knob and plate and make fine adjustments to get it just once. And its cast metal and glass very well constructed. I would be surprised if it didn’t last a lifetime.
Marius Z –
This is an initial impressions review, after using the grinder for 2 days. As usual, I will revisit this in a few months and update if anything changes.The burr mill, unfortunately, came encased in hefty pieces of styrofoam, which is very wasteful and not very environmentally friendly; there are so many packing options possible these days, so that was disappointing to see. However, here end all my disappointments with the mill.Product information spec sheet lists this weighing in at 4.5 kg, and I believe it. The machine sits on the counter, and isn’t going anywhere. The power cord is very thick, and only about 3 feet long, so position everything near an outlet, which is probably not an issue in modern kitchens. Assembled, it stands 13.5 inches, fitting easily under most hung cabinets. The entire body is metal construction, including the power switch, except for the coarseness adjustment dial, which is made of slightly rubberized plastic. Even the dial number ring is metal. The top hopper is glass, and screws into the top of the mill. It’s covered up with a substantial and thick gasketed plastic lid. The grind collector is also made of glass, so be careful handling it; inevitably, I expect the machine will easily outlive the jar.The ground coffee collects neatly in the jar, but there is a little bit of spillover that seems to always end up on the base. The opening of the jar is about the same size as the outlet from the grinder, so that’s a bit of a miss.The machine is operated with a simple old-style power flip switch. There is no timer, you stop it manually when you’ve got enough. I guess over time I will learn to better estimate how long to run it for, but eyeballing the amount works too. It is loud when working, but no louder than a blade mill; the low RPMs and grinding make for a wonderful auditory experience to the coffee making ritual.For my purposes, I use a 5 setting (medium coarse), and the grinds come out very even according to my inspection with a pocket magnifying glass. The best part is that there is very little “dust”, that I would always get from a blade mill. While I am not sure yet this is making for better TASTING coffee, it’s certainly making for BETTER coffee, without the sludge at the bottom.Right now, I am very happy with the purchase, and will be relegating the old blade mill to spice pulverizing duties, after a clean up.
Perfect grinds. I used to have the older style KitchenAid grinder that held a whole pound of coffee and the grounds went into a delineated beaker. It was pretty awesome, but it was difficult to adjust the grind. This machine is easy to adjust, but it only holds a few beans and the dispensing beaker seems fragile to me. Still, there’s enough room to grind directly into the cusinox 6 cup coffee hopper to make espresso. The grind is beautiful and the espresso has crema. Works for me. Update: Apr 2018. This thing needs an emergency crank on it. Guess how much ground coffee is in my house during a power outage? 🙂
Christl Scholz Ramirez –
EXCELENTE producto!!!, lo recomiendo ampliamente, la potencia al moler es perfecta, creo que lo único que le falta para ser perfecta, es que el envase de vidrio donde cae el café, debería tener una tapa aparte
I’ve had coffee bean grinders in my day and most didn’t last very long or were just too complicated to use. This time I decided to spend more money for a good and solid grinder that will last. This machine is designed and built well and I’m sure it will serve me for many years to come. Highly recommended.
Jenna C. –
While I am finding that this product grinds quite consistently I am unhappy with the frequency with which it jams. The user guide claims the the faceplate screws and front grinder can be removed by hand but I certainly can’t do it (I suspect they tested it on gorillas) and need a screwdriver for the faceplate and a pair of pliers for the front burr unit and only then can I clean / unclog it. Despite this, it is acceptable and I’ll keep using it but next will get something else.
Cliente de Kindle –
Es un excelente molino, muy rápido y silencioso… estoy muy feliz de haberlo comprado el café sale perfecto.
Ana Pamela –
me gustan mucho las cosas de kitchen aid, mi esposo y yo amamos el cafe y estabamos buscando un buen molino, este no solo funciona perfectamente si no que se ve muy bien en nuestra cocina