KitchenAid KCG0702CS is a coffee grinder with stainless steel cutting burrs and 15 grind settings (it goes from 1 to 8 but has micro steps in-between). It grinds a lot (450) RPM to avoid heating up beans during grinding process to prevent extracting flavor before brewing coffee.
Grinding performance is decent but it’s not the best. Grind is pretty uniform but as you would expect it gets worse the coarser you go.
KitchenAid KCG0702CS seems to be best at medium coarseness grinds, it does coarse grinds pretty well too but expect some fines to be there.
It can do fine grinds well enough to be acceptable for espresso but you would still prefer something that can grind a bit finer (and there are better alternatives available) so this really isn’t a grinder for espresso or Turkish coffees.
There are some issues though. First, there is some retention with KitchenAid KCG0702CS.
Second, it has a tendency to clog up and depending on grind setting and beans you use it might never clog up or clog quite often.
Third, motor seems to be underpowered. It grinds just fine but sometimes you get impression that it’s struggling. This might lead to motor burning out which is an issue some consumers have reported.
Most burr grinders are pretty loud and KitchenAid KCG0702CS is no exception. It’s about as loud as you would typically expect a burr grinder be if you have had previous experience with them.
Bean hopper and grounds container
Bean hopper and grounds container are made of glass which reduces static but also makes them more fragile and you definitely don’t want to drop either. Both have 7 ounce capacity. Weirdly grinding on coarsest settings still produce some static.
Controls of KitchenAid KCG0702CS basically consist of a dial (for grind coarseness adjustment) and switch (to start or stop grinding). Simple and easy to use.
Removing burr is a difficult, tedious task, so cleaning it is a difficult task.
KitchenAid KCG0702CS comes with burr cleaning brush and coffee scoop.
So should you buy KitchenAid KCG0702CS? Probably not. It’s not necessarily a bad grinder but there are better alternatives available for similar pricing.
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KitchenAid KCG0702CS Burr Coffee Grinder Specifications:
- Voltage/Frequency: 120V / 60 Hz
- Power: 1700W
- Grind settings: 15
- Bean hopper capacity: 7 ounces
- Grounds container capacity: 7 ounces
- Package contents:
- 1 x KitchenAid KCG0702CS 1700W Burr Coffee Grinder
- 1 x Cleaning brush (for burrs)