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Cuisinart DBM-8 - Barry Strum's Review
Posted: May 15, 2008, 11:27am
review rating: 6.0
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Jeff Dubrule 10.00
Matt Johnson 10.00
Jonathan Friedes 9.50
Larry Schwarcz 9.50
Aaron Corey 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.4
Manufacturer: Cuisinart Quality: 4
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Bed, Bath, etc Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Calling all mentsches....but no mavens. After a few months with this machine I find its behavior annoying....noise, dust, Dots are not settings...merely dots !!
Positive Product Points

This is a stylish looking machine.......sleek as opposed to the faux industrial look lining the shelves at W-S stores across the country. Considering the price, it doesn't present much of a risk. For the same money you can get a quality blade grinder

Negative Product Points

Seems to grind awfully fast..........whirrs like crazy when it sounds empty...interestingly, it often isn't (empty that is...).

Detailed Commentary

This is a short-term replacement for a Solis/Starbucks that I had for a few years.............it burned up while I was putting it through what shouldn't have been a suicide mission............drip grinding  1/2 lb in three batches.

Though it looks good, the settings don't seem very exacting. I use it for the roughest grind possible for French press. So far that's been OK.

Assuming this Cuisinart gets normal use, it should be fine for someone who appreciates the value of freshly ground coffee but is not seeking to be among the cognoscenti any time soon.

Buying Experience

Passive...I had a store coupon.

Three Month Followup

I've gotten to the point where I only brew French Press method, so the grinder sits on the coarsest setting. Really can't complain at this point. It hasn't malfunctioned, has proven easy to clean, and is generally holding up well.  The dust residue still is annoying. Coffee mortals can depend upon this grinder, with limits.

One Year Followup

The Cuisinart died one morning this past Fall...no note, no indicator signs, no nothing. It didn't make it as far as I'd have liked....as far as a 50 buck investment would carry me. Am soured on grinders for the moment. I reverted to my original Krups blade grinder....a scant five seconds for the Press Pot grind. No static, good coffee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,When I discover something that has an established reputation for longevity and performance I'll go after it. At this point that seems quite limited. My parting word.............don't expect a decent grinder from popular retail shops............the buying public appears to want their grinders installed within the apartment building designs of the Capresso world..much like a built in garage. How much was that Rocky grinder again?

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