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Coffee grinders are fast becoming a must-have in every home. Blame it on Starbucks, blame it on the next wave artisan coffee culture. Everything that our local coffee shop does, we want to be able to do at home. We want to create the same tempting aromas, and produce the rich, smooth and chocolaty taste we crave for in starting our day. Fresh ground coffee is one of the key things that sets apart great home brewed coffee from that stuff in your mama’s cup.
In choosing a grinder, experts always say that burr grinders are better than the blade models. This is because burr grinders produce the most uniformly ground beans. Since grind size correlates with extraction time, having an even grind is important in producing a predictably reliable cup of coffee.
The Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill (Amazon) is one popular choice for many people. This product has a smooth start-and-stop button. There is also an auto shut off feature when your grind is done.
It has a sleek stainless steel and stylish design that looks good on your kitchen countertop.
This grinder boasts an impressive 18 grind settings, from very fine to coarse. This is a great feature for those like me that have a cold brew drinker (coarse grind) and an espresso drinker (fine grind) in the same household. Grind size can be selected with the twist of a dial. No fussing with adjusting burrs as with manual burr grinders.
The grind chamber is removable and can hold 8 oz of beans, that can yield up to 32 cups of brewed coffee. A nice feature is you can program how many cups of coffee you need beans for, and it will only grind that amount before shutting off. You can set it to grind enough coffee for anywhere from 4 to 18 cups of coffee.
- Sleek and unique design with stainless steel
- There is a removable bean hopper with a scoop and cleaning brush
- 18 grind settings to choose
- Easy to clean
- Produces uniform grounded beans
- Auto shut off
- Removal grind chamber
- Small size and easy to fit into countertop
- Noisy during grinding
- Wears out after months of continuous use
This product is perfect for families who have their own coffee preferences at the start of the day. The only thing to watch out for is that the machine can get noisy while grinding so wait until the kids are up!
The Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill can be compared to another popular pick, the KRUPS GX5000 Professional Electric Coffee Burr Grinder. The KRUPS model also produces nice results and has similar features–lots of grind settings and the ability to control how many beans are ground.
Overall, the Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill is an excellent choice and puts feature rich burr grinders within the reach of everyday people.