KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111 Review

KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111
Overall Rating
80
Grind Quality (40%)
70
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
Blade grinders aren't known for quality of consistency. If that's important to you, check out the KitchenAid Burr Grinder. But if you want something small, inexpensive, reliable, and convenient, check this model out.
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Key Features of the KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111

Key Features of KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111

  • Grinder: Stainless steel blade grinder
  • Hopper: 4 oz (113 g)
  • Grind Size: No variable sizes; chop until you get the desired fineness
  • Portafilter Compatible: No
  • Exterior: Brushed stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 3.9″W x 4.2″D x 8.7″H
  • Weight: 3 lbs

KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111 Overview

KitchenAid Burr Grinder review, we discussed the difference between burr and blade grinders.

A recap:

  • Burr grinders produce a more consistent, predictable grind
  • Blade grinders are cheaper

This KitchenAid BCG111 is a blade grinder, and it’s about as basic of a coffee grinder as you’ll find:

  • Lift the top off
  • Pour in some coffee beans
  • Put the top back on and press down to activate the grinder
  • Hold to continue chopping
  • Release when you’re done

And voila! Chopped coffee.

Notice I didn’t say “ground coffee” because that’s not what this is. It’s very obviously chopped. You’ll have an amalgamation of coarsely chopped coffee perfect for french roasts, medium ground coffee perfect or pour over, and plenty of fines like you’d want for espresso.

Because of the grind size inconsistency, this grinder isn’t going to give you a great cup of coffee.

But that’s not why you’re considering the KitchenAid BCG111.

You’re considering it because it’s cheap, small, and easy to operate.

Pros
  • Small and inexpensive
  • Easy to operate
  • Extremely durable
  • Not much mess
Cons
  • Uneven grind
  • Tons of heat and static, which impart off-flavors on your roast

Is the KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111 for you?

Is KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111 for you?

The KitchenAid BCG111 is for you if you want something cheap, small, and easy to operate.

If you’re looking to up your coffee game, you definitely want to save up and buy a decent burr grinder. While I hate to suggest that higher price equals better quality, with low-to-mid-priced burr grinders that’s sort of the case. At least get something over $70.

But if you just want a convenient coffee grinder, this model is a great bet for its affordable price and great durability.

KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111!

Check out KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111!

KitchenAid Blade Grinder BCG111
Blade grinders aren't known for quality of consistency. If that's important to you, check out the KitchenAid Burr Grinder. But if you want something small, inexpensive, reliable, and convenient, check this model out.

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Overall Rating: 90
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Overall Rating: 93
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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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