Info: Stainless Steel Exterior with Onyx Black Trim
The key to a great cup of coffee is to brew it from freshly ground beans. That need not be a daunting task: this compact KitchenAid appliance makes it quick and easy! But this unit is actually an Aviva favourite more as a Spice grinder (as-is; there is an optional spice grinder attachment for it, but we found it works very well without it). There's nothing better for your morning coffee or baking than freshly ground cinnamon or nutmeg, and this grinder can make short work of both of those, with great results, and likely with many other types of spices, as well.
To use, you simply fill the stainless steel bowl on top with the appropriate amount of beans (there are markings to indicate how much would be enough for 4, 8, 10 or 12 cups); slide on the transparent cover (which enables you to see how fine and consistent the grains become, as it operates); push on it, to start grinding, and release it to stop; and then you can lift the grinding bowl out after, to tap the fresh grinds right into your coffee maker. It's very fast: it only takes as little as 14 seconds to grind up to 5 Tbsp. of beans to make enough for 4-Cups of coffee in an automatic drip coffee maker or French press machine (which use coarse grinds), or as little as 21 seconds for the maximum capacity of 14 Tbsp. for up to 12 cups.
Parts and Features:
A. Clear Top Cover with fingertip control
Push down on the clear top cover to begin grinding and release to stop grinding. Top cover must be in place to operate grinder. Cover can be washed in the top rack of a dishwasher.
B. Dual Safety Switch System
Dual switch mechanism keeps the coffee grinder from operating until the top cover is correctly positioned over side guides on the motor housing.
C. Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder Blade
Blade is mounted inside the stainless steel bowl.
D. Stainless Steel 4-oz. (125 mL) Capacity Bowl
Bowl has measurement markings etched inside for to indicate the amount of beans needed for 4, 8, 10, or 12 cups of coffee. It locks into the motor housing with a clockwise turn. Bowl can be washed in a dishwasher.
E. Heavy Duty Motor Housing
Keeps grinder stable during operation.
F. Round Power Cord (not shown)
Dimensions & Weight
Height 8.7"; Depth: 4.2"; Width: 3.9"; Weight: 3 lbs.
Hassle-free 1-Year Replacement Warranty from Manufacturer.
Warnings:Not recommended for grinding beans for pump espresso-type machines.