Cuisinart Burr Coffee Mill


Didn't see a review for the Cuisinart coffee mill so I thought I would recommend it.

I bought the Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill
Model # CUI DBM-8 approx. 8 months ago. I had returned on a trip from Costa Rica and knew that it was time to start buying better coffee and brewing it at home.

The Cuisinart grinder is perfect for what I need. It allows me to grind enough coffee for the week (not enough time in the morning to do it every day). It grinds perfectly, no chunks of coffee beans ever.

Cleaner is not bad, but it's not easy to clean the inside. I use a toothpick to get the inside edges and give it a wrap on the side as I hold it over the sink. This gets the unit fairly clean. The other parts remove easily and can be cleaned with soap and water.

I highly recommend this grinder for consistency and fairly easy cleanup.

Brian A.

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Jun 07, 2012
Good Information
by: Anonymous

I have never had a problem with the chute clogging. I grind about a pound of coffee at a time on fine and it works like a charm.

Doing a fine grind does produce some dust and it can get all over the place, but I just take my time and do the grinding right next to the sink so that any dust can easily be swiped away.

Slow and cautious wins the race...

Jun 07, 2012
Better than a Blade Coffee Grinder, Not Best for Espresso
by: Anonymous

The Cuisinart DBM 8 Supreme creates a lot of powder and dust, and it is NOT recommended for Espresso as grounds are not uniform enough. It is still better than a blade grinder, albeit more expensive (as usual) and harder to clean.

Jun 07, 2012
Regarding the Cuisinart Automatic Burr Coffee Grinder
by: Anonymous

Hi Brian,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill. This is a bur mill coffee grinder, meaning that it does a better job than blade grinders. Burr coffee grinders produce more consistent grinds. Burr grinders are much more expensive than blade grinders, but this Cuisinart grinder is currently priced at less than $60 at Amazon.

It is not a Conical burr grinder, though. Conical coffee grinders produce higher quality and more even grounds, and they are priced higher than regular burr mills as well.

The Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind has many good features. First, it's design, looks elegant, stylish and sturdy. Its hopper has the capacity of half a pound of beans, that may be enough coffee for you perhaps for half a week or more. It also includes a separate grind chamber to receive the ready grinds. The various parts can be removed and cleaned.

It has as many as 18 different settings, from coarse to very fine, so you can use it to grind for a French Press (requiring a coarser grind), a drip (coarse will do, but with a paper filter it can take fine grinds as well), Turkish coffee and Espresso, but I would not recommend it for Espresso that may require a more uniform grind, so you may need a more advanced coffee mill priced much higher for good results with Espresso.

The burr mill is noisy, as is the case with many burr coffee grinders. This Cuisinart coffee grinder has a major downside too (although this too is common with some other grinders as well) that is has much static and when you open the plastic lid of the grind chamber to pour your coffee grounds, the dust flies all over and creates a mess.

Another flaw is the clogging of the chute which may cause the coffee grinder to stop working. A possible solution for this is to clean and scrap thoroughly. You may need to unscrew and take it apart to get all the collected grounds out of there. As you pointed out, cleaning all the parts of the unit may not come easily. Cuisinart includes a dual scoop and brush, but it may require extra work to clean it well.

All in all, it may be a good grinder for the money if you'll have the luck and it will last long. As per grinding as much at a time, I'm not a fan of doing so, as I like my coffee ground freshly right before I brew, so I don't need a grinder of this size and this capacity. But if you don't have the time to grind before brewing, grinding 8 oz of coffee beans at a time is a great help. Make sure to store it in an air-tight container, though, so that it loses as little of its freshness as possible.

Of course, the fact that the grinder is automatic is a plus. So, you can turn it on and let it grind for 40 seconds or so, and it turns off automatically.

I wish you good luck with your Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill, and please keep us posted with updates from time to time on how your Cuisinart burr grinder is doing.

Best Regards,

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