Very heavy due to the quality of the materials - NO plastic - and it's quiet. The grind seems consistent -- we use level 6 for our electric drip pot and that works well. I have one criticism. The receiver is a light weight glass and so where you touch it causes the grounds to cling to that surface. The receptacle would be better if it were heavier glass. It is also too wide for my hand. I tried lab beakers but they're either too tall or not wide enough to catch all the grounds.
KAD1622: The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Burr Coffee Grinder in Onyx Black delivers the finest coffee and espresso possible by combining professional performance with an elegantly compact design. The grind control dial lets you select the right consistency for espresso, automatic drip or French Press brewing. And the special helical gear controls the delivery of coffee to the burrs for better grind consistency. The compact design allows it to be stored easily on your countertop or in a cabinet. Features: -Die cast metal construction. -Precision stainless steel cutting burrs. -15 Selectable grinds for a wide variety of coffee beverages. -Glass hopper and coffee bin. -Low RPM operation. -Simple burr access. -Metal ring displays grind levels 1 (coarse) through 8 (fine). -Burr cleaning brush. -Easy to clean. Specifications: -Package contents: Burr grinder, cleaning brush, manual, warranty. -Dimensions: 13.5" H x 6" W x 10.3" D. Flyer