Talk about versatility, durability and affordability – and the Cuisinart Dbm-8 Supreme Grind automatic burr mill coffee grinder will be somewhere at the top of your coffee makers list.
Coffee making is an art. As more and more people prefer to brew coffee at home on their own, many great coffee machines have now been introduced that make barista-level coffee.
Many companies have introduced devices like kettles, vacuum jars, roasters, grinders and coffee makers that are equipped with great features. There are so many brands that have a range of products in every category with a variety of features in each.
When it comes to grinders, it is no exception as brands have different kinds and each has different features. You will find many features that are essential for making a good coffee cup in this Cuisinart dbm-8 review.
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill
If you are someone who likes to enjoy freshly ground beans in your cup of Joe, this might just be the coffee maker you were looking for all this time.
With 18 different levels for coffee bean grinding, this is a hassle-free, easy to clean and operate coffee grinder that will serve 4-18 cups – and most importantly, comes at a decent price.
Let us have a look at some of the core features of this coffee grinder.
Features That Add Value
Let us now review the various features that this coffee maker has to offer.
Better Coffee Grinding with Burr Mill
First of all – this grinder does not have the basic blades but a proper burr mill. This means it is a better tool to grind your favorite coffee beans. It is similar to café coffee as the burr mills the beans better and finer. These are made from ceramic to perform even better.
The motorised mill might be a little loud but does its job really well. The coffee after being crushed is very fine and you will love the quality of ground. The particles are evenly sized meaning a better coffee experience to taste.
Perfect Ground Coffee Storage
This grinder comes with a large removable hopper bin and grind chamber to hold the ground coffee beans that has a capacity of 8 oz. In other words, it can hold up to 32 cups of ground coffee. It is great for temporary storage as it is not an air-tight bin.
Doesn’t Work Until Safety Measures Are Good To Go
This device has a feature for safety that will not operate the mill until the bin is properly fitted in place. Basically, the coffee ground need to be transferred into the coffee equipment manually for it to work.
The device also features an auto-shut feature. This works once the grinder has been given the quantity it has to grind. After grinding, it shuts off completely which is great for safety.
Not The Best of Build Quality
Well, you can’t have all the luxuries in one machine, right? The build quality of this coffee maker is not something that would last for a long time due to its plastic-focused design.
However, we can’t complain much since this machine comes with a decent price tag as compared to other coffee makers in this category.
18-Grind Settings Give You More Versatility
The Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill has an 18-setting system for your favorite ground to make coffee. So whether you want a French press or espresso, you can set the grind and make great coffee.
You can select a coarse ground setting or a fine setting – depending on your beverage requirement for that smooth tasting coffee.
Choose Your Quantity with Multi Cup & Time Settings
This coffee maker also has a range of time selection options. This is used when you need more than one cup of coffee.
Cuisinart burr grinder uses a quantity range from 4-18 cups as it is better for managing more cups to brew. You simply set the quantity and the grinder does the rest. This is the settings for cups:
- 4 cups – 20 seconds
- 12 cups – 40 seconds
- 18 cups – 55 seconds
These settings are great but not too precise obviously. In case you want stronger coffee taste, use more beans to brew. The grinder gives an approximate range but it works pretty decently for a great coffee experience.
Compact Design & Lightweight
The Cuisinart Burr Grinder is a compact sized grinder and will not take up too much on the counter. It is 6 x 7.13 x 10.75” in size including the hopper. So, it fits most kitchen spaces and can be stored inside cabinets after use very easily. Also, it is lightweight to move easily.
The device is well-designed and looks very stylish in urban kitchen setting. It is made from plastic but has aluminium finish and looks very chic. The black tone also adds to its design beauty and it looks like a premium product in your kitchen.
The removable bean hopper is an essential way to clean the device. The top burr also comes out with the hopper. This means you can easily wash and clean the parts. Also, you can easily clean any residue from the bottom burr.
The all plastic grinder is easier to clean as you can wash the parts and just wipe off with a cloth to clear any residue whatsoever. Any static stuck can be cleaned including the dispensing chute. When removing the bin, take care as dust will release.
This grinder comes with a cleaning brush. Using this, you can rinse along with the brush scrubbing away any coffee residue anywhere on the device. It really helps for that sticky coffee stuck here and there on the grinder and burrs.
What We Like About It
- Compact and lightweight design for ease of use and portability.
- Well designed, chic look that will blend with most urban kitchens
- Comes with burrs and not blades
- Removable bin and hopper for easy washing and cleaning
- Large hopper size for more coffee ground
- 18 settings for grind means you get a range of coffee – coarse to fine
- Auto shut off feature adds safety
- Comes with a cleaning brush
- Very affordably priced
What We Don’t Like
- All Plastic body may not be that attractive
- Noisy product. When you are grinding, it will make quite a bit of noise
- Not a conical grinder, as is expected with burr grinders
- Can be messy when in use
- The storage is large but not air-tight to store for longer
- Does not have option for making 1 cup ground
The Cuisinart Dbm-8 coffee grinder is good device compared to other grinders available. It beats most at the pricing as well as basic grinding capability. The main feature is the burrs. Unlike other grinders, it does not use blades to grind coffee.
This means it crushes coffee evenly through the abrasive surfaces instead of the blades. This in turn grinds coffee more consistently than the blade system. This way each particle of the coffee is the same size.
More Control Over Flavor
Hence you get a better control of extraction amount of flavors from the coffee. When it comes to the taste of coffee – you can make it bitter when making stronger brew. It may taste bitter for the French press too, depending on the drinker and the brew type.
The grinder uses disc burrs which can produce more fines. These burrs have small protruding knobs that crush the coffee beans. These produce much less heat compared to the blade grinders and therefore better tasting coffee.
Ease of Use
This device is very easy to use. Even the operation through buttons is very simple and neat. A start/stop button and the switch for selecting the user quantity is the only stuff to operate. A very simple and durable system for everyone to use.
The Grinding in a Nutshell
Now the grinding part. Although it grinds the coffee well, there is the issue of creating some mess while doing so. This happens especially while transferring the coffee to the brewer. Be careful during this step to avoid too much mess.
While grinding, this machine pours coffee from the sides instead of the top so there is a lot of dust on the chamber. Once you open the chamber lid, it will drop all the coffee dust on your counter.
The static builds during grinding and will cause the coffee to escape and attach to your hands and other items in a magnetized way. After removing all coffee, you will need to wash the chamber as it will be dirty. So, a lot of cleaning will be required when using this.
Noisy? Yes.. Better Taste? For Sure Yes!
Although the burr mill does not produce heat during grinding and thus does not spoil coffee flavor, it does produce a lot of noise. Compared with others, this device is noisy and the motor will wake people up!
But if you are the quality over anything else coffee drinker – this is the grinder for you! Maybe noisy, it still has better tasting coffee due to the burrs that do not generate much heat and does not alter the flavor, making sure your coffee tastes just like the coffee bean.
Wrapping Up Our Cuisinart Coffee Grinder Review
The Cuisinart dbm-8 supreme grind automatic burr mill is a great affordable coffee grinder designed for everyday use at home. It is a durable and easy-to-use machine that will be a very good addition to your coffee needs.
Although it is inexpensive, it still works as a heavy-duty coffee grinder. The ceramic is an added advantage of this grinder as it grinds better while preserving the coffee grounds. The convenience factor is another bonus as it is super easy to use.
Continuing with convenience, the plastic body and removable parts are great to rinse and clean. It is good to store the ground temporarily as it has a big capacity.
Overall a great addition to your kitchen with good grinding capability for your everyday coffee experience. The simplicity and affordability are the top factors that will be loved by anyone who uses this coffee maker for regular use.