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KitchenAid - BCG111OB Coffee Grinder - Onyx Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 444 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Coffee Grinder

    Posted
    Larry1972
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    The coffee grinder does a good job at grinding coffee for a conventional drip coffee pot (e.g. a "Mr. Coffee" type of pot ). After about 15 to 20 seconds of grinding, the ground coffee is a little coarse for my needs. The finer ground coffee collected under the blade and would not move (perhaps too much oil or moisture in the beans). This slowed down the grinding process for the remainder or the beans. I grind coffee for use in a "Keurig" and like a finer grind for stronger coffee. I will try different coffee beans to see if that helps the process. This is my third coffee grinder. My first one, from a different manufacturer, lasted over 15 years. The second one, again a different manufacturer, "burnt up the thermal resistor" the second time I used it but after the 30 day return period allowed by the online vendor. I bought this one based upon reputation of the manufacturer and Best Buy's return policy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good product. Better than the reviews.

    Posted
    jcasada
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I looked at several grinders before I chose this one. Some of the concerns were with the lack of coarseness setting and that it was noisy. I found none of these to be an issue. The grinder is exactly as noisy as I would expect. As for the coffee being too coarse, I think I have a solution. I found that if you "bump" the grinder 2-3 times before you fully commit to non-stop grinding, it seems to settle the beans just enough to give you a complete, very fine grind. As a side note, this product will also grind almond slivers into ground almonds very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Heavy Duty Grinder

    Posted
    CoffeeLover
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    Since I love fresh coffee, I've used several different coffee grinders over the course my life. I've learned that with most things you get what you pay for and coffee grinders are no exception. My last grinder was a cheap quick replacement, which lasted all of 6 months and then the motor burned up. This is my second Kitchenaid grinder (the first lasted at least 15 years) and I was excited to find one locally. The motor is heavy duty and makes quick work of grinding coffee beans. For my money, this is the only brand I will buy when the time comes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Little Coffee Grinder

    Posted
    PotteryMan
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    This product is simple and that is a good thing. I expected it to grind coffee beans, and it grinds coffee beans. It is easy to clean and it is dishwasher safe. The inside cup and blade are made of stainless steel, therefore it does not retain the smell of your previous coffee grind. it is not large so if you are in need of a machine that grinds a ton of coffee at one time then you might be disappointed. But if you are looking to have fresh ground coffee then this machine is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great for the price

    Posted
    bbyshopper
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    i got in on sale $5 off, it is smooth, not too loud, easy to use, I like the canister inside that holds the beans it is removable to pour out. the only bad thing I have to say about it is when your not grinding a lot of beans it tends to spit up and come down the side of the machine and gets a little messy, doesn't make a mess outside the machine on your counter, only when you lift off the top. But otherwise very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Christmas present

    Posted
    Franksheed
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    We loved ours so much we bought this one for my parents. We went through a couple other models and a coffee maker with a built-in grinder. This is hands down the best because it makes almost no mess, it is easy to clean, it is very simple to use with no worthless options that just create product weakness, it is built tank strong, it grinds to perfection, and it has contined to perform at this high level for almost four years now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice coffee grinder

    Posted
    PhillyTony
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    The coffee grinder swirls the beans to pull them to the blade which grinds all the beans without the nuisance of having to shake the grinder to draw down any stray beans. The push down mechanism to turn on the grinder is a bit tight, so it requires a bit of excessive effort from my point of view. As well, it packs in some very fine grounds under the blade, but that can be more limited if you do not over fill the grinder. Overall it does very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent grinder

    Posted
    Chrisditto
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    This is my second Kitchenaid coffee grinder. I have an older one purchased around 10 years ago which still works well. I decided to buy a new one for my coffee and use the old one for grinding flax seeds and spices. The new one I purchased has a very powerful motor which quickly and easily grinds coffee. Cleanup is a snap due to simple twist and remove disassembly of the grinder cup from the motorized base. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Average

    Posted
    Bwilh3lm
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    Grinds your beans plain and simple. Would like to be able to grind smaller amounts like one cup but the min is 4, otherwise you get burnt flavored grounds. Overall does a good job. No settings for grind size just hold and go until desired grind is met, best for a coarse grind. The grinds do find their way out of the bowl and into the cover and base frequently which can be annoying, it is for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for grinding herbs and seeds too!

    Posted
    44ster
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    This makes grinding coffee beans easy and fast and if you use herbs in your cooking, get the additional cups to grind the herbs and seeds (make sure to use the supplied lids! @@@@@@@ . I find getting the top in just the right position to engage the motor a bit challenging sometimes but it is not a deal breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The coffee bean grinder working flawlessly

    Posted
    dmaveri59
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    So far, we're very impressed. We were missing fresh ground coffee, then received some whole bean coffee from Hawaii for Christmas. We were excited but found out we had given our old grinder away, when we had bought a Kuerig. Well we also bought the containers to be able to brew our own coffee using the Kuerig. The Kitchen Aid grinder we bought works wonders and the coffee is excellent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very well made.

    Posted
    Catherine
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    Kitchenaid products are known to be well made, and this one doesn't disappoint. I like that the grinding basket is removable for cleaning. I do coffee pour overs, which need a fine grind, so I was happy to see how well it worked for that. My only problem is that, since I have very small hands, I find it difficult to lift and empty without using both hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee grinder

    Posted
    GCR79
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    Works as intended, easy to use. The plastic lid has some grooves that could hold coffee grindes, but it still wasn't that hard to clean. The Grinding blade has a metal key that locks onto the cogwheel which is great as my previous grinder had a plastic key which wore out. Locking the cup in place was a breeze and the consistence of the grind was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful and Pretty, too.

    Posted
    NightEagle
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    Bought this one the day my older less expensive coffee grinder died. I went to the store and found this one. Far better than my old ones that stop short--usually before the last coffee is ground. The Kitchen Aid grinder is also very effective and fast for grinding spices. Grinder cup is remove able and very easy to use and clean. A very good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Uneven grind

    Posted
    SKDFW
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    While I like the idea of being to take everything apart for cleaning this grinder did not provide even grinding. The design did not lend itself to being able to shake for more even grinding. It would be powder on the bottom and large grind on top. Returned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not grind uniform

    Posted
    RAMROD
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    The grind is not uniform. Would not recommend if you are looking for uniformity in your grind. . It does grind the coffee and it is usable. I'm sure there are better products that will have a uniform grind, all be it, they will cost more than this product

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great item!

    Posted
    sherylpit
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    Bought this to replace my failing grinder. Love that it grinds at a quick speed effortlessly. Only complaint I have is that you can't put too many beans in it or you have to keep pulsing to get it finer. Great item, would recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap grinder, but don't grind for too long

    Posted
    Rocker
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    The price was right on this grinder. First of all, the container is removable. That makes it really easy to clean. Most grinders at this price range don't have that feature. However, with all grinders of this type, you can't grind for too long or the beans will burn. So pay attention to that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best grinder for the price

    Posted
    Mfin
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    We accidentally bought coffee beans and needed s grinder. I was in Best Buy and just happened to see this one as the red stood out(in a good way). Kitchenaid is an excellent brand so I bought. I was not disappointed either. It works great, grinds to the degree I like and is do easy to operate and clean. Buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like this coffee grinder!

    Posted
    AaahCoffee
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    I used another very good brand of coffee grinder for years, and was satisfied with it. With time for a change, I thought to try this one, and I am glad I did. It is fast, smooth, and the removable grinding cup is genius. Totally pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend