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Hobart Kitchen Aid A-10 Coffee Mill Grinder Egmont Arens design
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Post# 689934   7/16/2013 at 21:19 (3,923 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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Very rare! You could use this for 10 years, and then sell it for 600.00

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Post# 689941 , Reply# 1   7/16/2013 at 22:18 (3,923 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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What does an A-10 do that an A-9 can't?  Hold more beans?  I understand that A-10 models are rare items, and clearly they use a different motor as indicated by the brush caps, but besides other moderate design differences and the plastic hopper, what sets them apart from the A-9's?  Durability?  Is there any difference in the way an A-10 performs compared to an A-9? 


I wonder if this is the same seller that listed a different A-10 a while back.  The description copy for that one contained the same advice about keeping the spout closed until the motor begins to strain.  A tendency to spew grounds seems to be at least one behavior the A-10 has in common with the A-9.

Post# 689977 , Reply# 2   7/17/2013 at 04:23 (3,923 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        
I wonder if this is the same seller that listed a different

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Hey Ralph! Good eye on the brush caps, just like the ones on my K5-A."Pyralin was a very early plastic" interesting this was made by DuPont. Egmont Arens design 1936-1937.Wonder why this was only made for 1 Year?

"The Hobart Manufacturing Company introduced a KitchenAid Model "K" stand mixer for $55, designed by Egmont Arens (1888-1966)".

Post# 690038 , Reply# 3   7/17/2013 at 12:59 (3,923 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Personally, I prefer the A-9 over the A-10.  While I'm not familiar with the pyralin hopper, I'm sure that as an early type of plastic, with regular use it could eventually craze or crack, which would be cause for concern.  I like the idea that if desired, the glass hopper on the A-9 can go in the dishwasher, and that if it were to break, a replacement would be relatively easier to find.


Although the seller advises that the subject mill was bought new by his grandfather, judging from its nearly pristine condition I don't think it was in daily use for 75 years, or even 7.5 years for that matter.  The hopper on the A-10 I saw previously on eBay had a toasty tint to it from many years of storing beans, which IMO compromises the unit's appearance.  Another reason to opt for the A-9 with its glass hopper.


Having said all of that, after seeing the KCM mill that was recently posted and hearing the testimonials about its non-spewing behavior, even with its plastic hopper that's the model I'd prefer out of the three.

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