KitchenAid Pro Line Series KES2102OB Espresso Machine – Onyx Black
- Dual Independent Boilers to switch from brewing to frothing instantly
- Reach a boil in less than 6 minutes
- Hot water dispenser used to make Americanos, tea, hot chocolate and other drinks
- Adjustable frothing arm swivels horizontally and vertically for convenient use
- Cup warmer and rail accommodates 4 to 6 espresso cups
- Frothing Pitcher specially designed spout allows you to create latte art
Brew Espresso and steam milk at the same time with the KitchenAid Pro Line Series Espresso Maker featuring Dual Independent Boilers.
This unit comes equipped with a variety of premium features to make each and every experience a delight.
Such as an adjustable frothing arm, cup warmer and rail and frothing pitcher specially designed to create latte art.
Specification: KitchenAid Pro Line Series KES2102OB Espresso Machine – Onyx Black
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 16 in|
8 reviews for KitchenAid Pro Line Series KES2102OB Espresso Machine – Onyx Black
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Ed Stgo –
I’ve had this machine for two years now and is still performing great. With 18g of finely grind coffee it gives a well balanced 1oz espresso shot, in the appropriate 20-30 sec range. It heats up very quickly, both boilers. I let the water run for a few seconds on the frothing boiler and then purge it before frothing. I’m not fond of the pannarello wand on the machine, it’s not the best to get the micro-bubble for good texture on the milk but it’s not bad either, you can make enough foam for a good cappuccino. I was lucky to buy it 2 years ago for under $400 so, I’m super happy with it. I would not pay over $600 for it tho. Buy good cleaning tools and products and it will last you a while.
I’ve just had it for a week but I’m making real cappuccino and espresso like it was from a proper non-chain coffee shop. I wasn’t ready to spend $2000 on some Italian machine and this seems to be about the cheapest true double boiler espresso maker made. I bought this with the KitchenAid burr grinder. For a decade I had a single-boiler automatic Saeco machine that never made commercial quality espresso, and with a single boiler, it wasn’t practical to froth milk. When it broke, I thought I’d splurge on the KitchenAid. It’s more work than just pressing one button, but it’s worth the time and the cost if you really like a proper espresso. With the finest setting “8” on the burr grinder it was too fine and hard for the machine to produce the espresso. Now set at “7”, one notch coarser, it seems to work perfectly. The frother works very well – in three tries I was able to get a pretty nice tight foam with very little unfoamed milk left over. I use a thermometer to make sure the milk gets to the right temperature to caramelize. My espresso has a nice crema. I make sure to purge water from the frother, warm the cup and the basket, and pay special attention to the coffee boiler temperature. It can fluctuate a bit and I guess so far that’s my only criticism. It would be nice if it were more stable and maybe had a “ready” light to make it foolproof, as well as the thermometer. There is only one other caveat – when first unpacking the brew basket I got a shard of metal stuck in my finger. I have to assume this is a rare and random thing, but since it is a solid machined metal item, I guess a burr got through quality control, so be careful when unpacking and scrub all parts thoroughly with a brush to be safe. After a few days of use now I’ve tried removing the plastic frother wand and it makes a much tighter foam without it.
Amazon Customer –
This is my second KitchenAid Proline Espresso machine my first being a very nice piece of equipment that lasted for around 7 years. This one I’m sad to report of a sad piece of junk. The brew group takes forever to heat and does not produce enough pressure to froth a single cup of milk nor make a decent espresso. I am not sure what they have changed but in this case it was not for the better. I am going to seek a refund and purchase a better piece of equipment.
Good espresso maker. This is the only one I’ve used so I do not have a comparison. Quite a bit of experimenting was required to find the right coffee and how to pack it in the coffee holder. It is big taking up a lot of counter space. Looks great! One complaint is after turning on the machine, the temperature will rise to a good temp for making espresso but if left on the temp will slowly drop to the low end of an acceptable temperature. I solve this by turning the machine of and then back on. The temp always goes back up to the hotter end of the brewing range.
This is my second one of these. The first one was a dream! This one is too, except much sexier looking.
Joe Consumer –
It is Ok.1. The Espresso Boiler doesn’t seem to get hot enough.2. No Temperature control.3. The needle only just gets into the “ready” zone.4. The second boiler for the steam milk does get hot.5. Very attractive machine.6. Would I Purchase it again? Most likely not, unless the price was reduced to between $450 to $500. Not worth the standard price of $1,200. Buy a Breville for that price. I paid $650 for it and based off using it, I’d recommend a price of $450 to $500.
Buy American –
Leaked. Immediately. Just like the initial release 10 or so years ago. And I’m a K A fan. DO NOT BUY.
I purchased my first proline from Saks in white. The frothing side had an issue. I called KitchenAid, who easily agreed to ship a new one. I used the espresso side while I waited for the new one. Within two weeks, the entire machine developed an electrical issue: It snapped off every time I turned it on and tripped up my outlet. I had an electrician come out and confirm it was the machine — not the outlet — with the issue.The one they shipped works well 3 times out of 5. The other times, the frother suddenly loses pressure and sputters to a crawl. I’m going to have to return this one as well. Don’t buy this machine. It’s garbage.