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Cuisinart DBM-8 - Mike Proms's Review
Posted: January 3, 2010, 1:38pm
review rating: 7.5
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Arrow The Cuisinart DBM-8 has 36 Reviews
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Matt Johnson 10.00
Jeff Dubrule 10.00
Larry Schwarcz 9.50
Jonathan Friedes 9.50
Aaron Corey 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Manufacturer: Cuisinart Quality: 7
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $27.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Sams Club Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great grinding for home coffee making... as long as you treat it with respect.
Positive Product Points

You can't beat the price. Customer service is excellent.

Negative Product Points

Warnings don't go far enough.

Detailed Commentary

Years ago, I loved my $27 CCM-16SA Cuisinart Burr Mill Grinder... till it broke. Sams Club gave me another. It broke, too.

So why would someone who broke two grinders like them? Truth is, I started out cussing Cuisinart... Blamed 'em for grinding out garbage. As time went on, I wondered how they could get away with it...

That's when I began asking how I might be hastening the demise of these sub-$30 coffee grinders.

I theorized that freezing the beans may physically alter them beyond the designers' plans. The wife suggested that grinding three hoppers at a whack could overheat the burrs.

So I stopped freezing beans and now grind one hopper-full 3x a week.

Result: No more problems.

I use my CCM-16SA only for drip coffee... No espresso. Uniform grind = uniform flavor. Thus, I can't imagine a better grinder for my needs.

Buying Experience

After I broke the first grinder, Sams Club cheerfully replaced it. I broke the 2nd grinder after the warranty expired. Called Cuisinart. For $12 they sent me TWO more. When I told them they sent an extra, they told me to keep it!

Three Month Followup

My Cuisinart CCM-16SA/DBM-8 still works perfectly for my needs: Once a week I grind one hopper-full of beans and store them in a Lock-and-Lock container.  (My grinder failures occurred when I was freezing my beans and grinding several hopper-fulls at once.)

A Caveat: The chute can get blocked up when you use oilier beans like French Roast.

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