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Cuisinart DBM-8 - Jessica Aubrey's Review
Posted: May 6, 2006, 6:27pm
review rating: 7.5
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Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Matt Johnson 10.00
Jonathan Friedes 9.50
Larry Schwarcz 9.50
Jeff Dubrule 9.50
Aaron Corey 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Cuisinart, others Quality: 8
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $59.99 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Kohls Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: If the sand doesnt break it withing the next 8 months i swear Im buying one for every one I know.
Positive Product Points

Easy To Use
Amazing Value
Easy To Clean
Stands Up To A Ton Of Abuse

Negative Product Points

It is pretty noisy, and one friend will leave the room because the sound of the burrs grinding after all of the beans have passed through is like nails on a chalkboard to him.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this machine 12 hours before I opened my coffee shop. In the pre-opening madness my husband and I each assumed the other had purchased the grinder we had chosen for our drip coffee. We realized as we sat down to have a pot of coffee that we had no grinder.

I bought it as a stand-in for a week or so until I could order the grinder I wanted. Days and weeks went by. The professional grinder never got bought, and 6 months later I still have the cuisinart in my shop grinding for drip. I sometimes wish that the grind was more consistant, but it is consistantly uneven... meaning that all the grinds are not exactly the same size, but I get the same mix of grinds every time.   I was able to easily fine tune it the first day, and we have used it over 20 times a day 6 days a week ever since.

I am writing this review because yesterday  I thought my grinder bit the dust. It had been taken to a food show as part of our coffee stand, and when it came back one of my employees called to say it wasnt working. I figured since it had been 6 months the grinder had lasted alot longer than I expected , and I headed to Kohls to buy a new one.

When I got back to the shop I hooked up the new one and tweaked it how I wanted it. I took the old one in the back room to see if I could make it useable again. It was then that I discovered that it wasnt even broken... It was clogged with damp grinds, Im assuming that it wasnt dried out properly before it was taken to the show, and the grinds built up in the dispenser, clogging the machine.

I was thrilled that it still worked. I left the new machine in the shop and will send my "gently used" one to Afganistan to my husband. If the sand doesnt break it withing the next 8 months i swear Im buying one for every one I know.

Buying Experience

I was late and desperate, and the people at Kohls were helpfiul and friendly.

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