Great overall, fair price for good quality. Even for french press the finest setting is the only one i’ll use, which makes me wonder why make a coffee grinder with such hugely coarse highest setting.
Good product solid with very good motor but. Does not grind to a very fine level not great for espresso.
After almost 4 years of usage (bought nov 2014) i’m looking to replace this grinder. It has some good points (4 years of daily usage with not a single failure) but also some bad points, namely the mess. The way this is designed will let fine particles fly out of the machine every time you remove or insert the collecting tub thing. Which means frequent cleanings are necessary. In addition the amount of grind it produces is very volatile as the slider is prone to knocking easily. On top of that some days it just decides to grind barely anything or way too much.
Key specs for Cuisinart Professional Burr Coffee Mill:
- 5 year guarantee
- Heavy duty coffee grinder with burr plates for maximum flavour & aroma
- 18 position grind selector from Espresso to Cafetire
- Cup quantity selector with auto shut off
- Holds up to 250g/1/2lb of coffee beans
- Robust & durable brushed stainless steel housing
- Dishwasher safe removable parts
- 4-18 cup capacity
Comments from buyers
“4 years of use, solid unit but messy, A very good coffee mill, A Little Dissapointed”
Quick and easy to use and good range of different grinds.
I have used the cuisenart burr grinder now for 2 weeks , a little dissapointed. The grinder has many settings from course to fine , the fine setting is not as fine as i expected. I have a gaggia espresso machine and find that the grind on the fine setting is not fine enogh,hence the brew is not as strong as it should be. The beans need to be well ground for a good espresso coffee but unfortunately the cuisenart burr grinder does not grind the beans fine enough to achive the results i expected.
We have had this coffee mill for several years and we are very happy with it. It is used at least once a day, often more frequently. We use ours with a bodum coffee press. I have to say though that it seems to be becoming more difficult to buy real coffee beans in supermarkets, as everyone is going for those ‘added value’ rubbishy dosette things (watch for the machines in charity shops in a year or two, like teasmaids and carmen rollers before them) so there is no shelf space allocated to bags of beans. You adjust the grind by twisting the hopper on the top. My only beef with that is that if you move the grinder across the worktop or wipe the dust off it you can inadvertently change the grind setting. You start it by pressing down on the bar above the hopper at the front. This is also a sliding switch which governs what dose of beans gets ground, so as per my comment above, if you dust it the setting can get moved. 6 on the slider gives us 4 heaped scoops of ground coffee which makes a large pot of coffee (5 or so china mugs of black ‘americano’)the ground beans are fed into the clear hopper on the front which slides out and has a lid on the top.
I bought this to replace my krupps grinder which died after 2 years (the start button snapped)krups expert, gvx231, burr coffee grinder the cuisinart is not much bigger, has a larger hopper which takes 250 gm of beans (though you may still only want to put a few in and leave opened package in the fridge). The motor sounds and appears to grind faster than the krupps. I think the variation of grind appears greater at a set grind setting than the krupps but it doesn’t appear to affect the taste of the coffee. On a medium setting the size varies from large clumps of very fine powder to some large grounds as well as a wide range of different ground sizes in the middle.On the minimum 4 cup setting, i get about 2. 5 heaped scoops of ground coffee. There is less spill and less static than the krupps, which means the worktop remains cleaner. The container is larger so easier to get the scoop in and slides nicely in place over a base. This has a 5 year guarentee so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. The start switch certainly seems better designed.
Large capacity container for the beans and the ground coffee. Has a wide range of settings. Provides for fine to course milling as well as variable quantities. Even the fact that the container sometimes drops a residue of powdered coffee when removing it from the mill is not a problem,it gives one the opportunity of dampening a finger to pick up the residue and taste it.
From the moment this went on to the worktop it has been used every day, often several times a day. It’s easy to use and the coffee produced is so much better for a cafetiere. You can choose the fineness of the grains and, with a slightly coarser setting, we no longer get grit in the dregs. It’s easy to clean the two plastic containers, for the beans and the ground coffee, and by grinding only the amount needed your coffee is absolutely fresh each time. It’s as easy to buy beans as it is ground coffee, maybe less expensive?. I am dead against kitchen clutter and have few appliances but, after initial misgivings – oh, just another piece of junk.
This grinder is brilliant for the money. The grind is perfect for what i use it for (moka pot, drip brew and french press). Don’t think it would suit espresso but not far off. The grind is very consistent and i couldn’t be happier after sending back my 3 day old broken delonghi which was terrible compared to this. This is superior in every way. First impressions i thought ‘oh no’ as the burr grind mechanism was very similar to the delonghi but soon as i used it you could hear the difference in power. This has a more powerful motor and actually ground the beans with ease as opposed to crushing the beans and struggling like the delonghi. This grinder looks the part, but my only negative remark would be on close inspection the cup number select and start button don’t match the quality of the rest of the grinder, that’s it. What more can i say ‘5 year warranty’.If you need a cheap burr grinder this is your best buy by far.
I bought this grinder because i could not afford a propper doser at around £150-£200 i had already splashed out quite alot on a la’pavoni manual coffee maker and could not afford the hefty price a espresso quality grinder was going to set me back, when i got this machine i put it on the finest setting and ground my beans filled the filter on my machine and made a coffee, i was dissapointed because the grind was not fine enough and the coffee quality was poor, i was going to send the machine back and buy espresso grade pre-ground coffee until i could afford a good grinder, then i had a idea, i would pass the coffee through the grinder again, this did the job and i was pleased with the coffee produced by my machine. Its not the best grinder out there but for the price?.
Apparently this is brilliant. I bought it as a present for my sister and she tells me it is just great to be able to have freshly ground coffee when she and her family want it. She keeps saying i should get one. So far she has not worked out that i am waiting for her to repay my gift to her with one of these for myself.
I like the grinder as easy to use. When grinding fine, which i like, it could be finer.
This is a great burr coffee mill’ it does what it says. You can mill it as rough or smooth as you like.
For the price this is a great machine, very, very happy with this product.
I’ve had it shipped to india. It arrived perfectly packed and sealed. It’s small and compact, looks good on my kitchen counter. Importantly it’s grinding my coffee to a coarse consistency perfectly for my french press. Noisy but not unbearable, it’s barely a month old so let’s hope it stays this way.
This is the perfect grinder for my modest needs. Starting from the appearance up to how it works. It grinds fine enough to make espresso in the geyser coffee maker, and more that enough options of coarsness for the cafetière. As mentioned below, the container does give off a bit of a static charge, but it absolutely doesn’t bother me. A small tap before opening it usually does the trick. The only thing that i have to complain about is that the selection for amount of coffee to grind stars at 4 cups. With a bit of tweaking i figured the setting for 1 cup and it leaves a bit extra. In conclusion i’m really glad to have purchased this grinder and can only recommend it further.
I will start my comment do not trust the people commented as it is not suitable for espresso. It is perfectly suitable for espresso and it does grind coffee fine enough for espresso. I am saying this because i bought this machine and i read the negative comments. I thought oh my god another bad machinei tried to cancel my order before the delivery but i couldn’t cancel as i was too late. I then thought i will give it a try by not hoping so much. Aaand walaa it does grind coffee fine enough for espresso. After returning 3 russell hobbs grinder due to not capable to grind the coffee fine enough, i am very happy finally with this grinder. I am a coffee lover and i have been using an espresso machine for about 10 years. Believe me i know what is enough fine and not enough fine coffee.
Great gift for good coffee lovers.
Bought to replace one we’d had for years. Works perfectly every morning – reassuring sound of grinding coffee – mmm – a good start to the day.
The best coffee mill i ever owned for espresso or cafetiere fresh mill great aroma and flavour(you can buy more expensive coffee as you mill just what you need, leave open pack in the fridge keep is from drying out)risada.
This little machine produces good, evenly milled coffee with little dust. It has worked several times a day, every day for the last year and shows no sign of giving upit is far better than using a spinning blade grinder , and well worth the extra cost.
This produces nicely ground coffee with a wide variety of coarseness. I’ve had a much more expensive grinder that didn’t work nearly as well.
Having had cheaper coffee grinders, i can recommend this one over most of it’s more expensive counterparts, as it’s simple function over form design is classy and sits well next to most silver and black esspresso and coffee makers (russel hobbs and the like). It’s rather loud, but that’s to be expected and it’s been running faultlessly for over a year and shows no sign of faultering or wear and the funnel and grind holders are easy to remove and clean.