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Cuisinart DBM-8 - Jeff M's Review
Posted: May 16, 2006, 2:40pm
review rating: 7.4
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Arrow The Cuisinart DBM-8 has 36 Reviews
Arrow The Cuisinart DBM-8 has been rated 5.68 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 8.8
Manufacturer: Cuisinart, others Quality: 8
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $70.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Local Home and Garden store Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Great coffee grinder, lousy espresso grinder, however easy and cheap to modify in 5 minutes.
Positive Product Points

Looks nice, simple to use, great grinder for coffee only.

Negative Product Points

Not great at all for espresso,  the grind doesn't get fine enough.

Detailed Commentary

I went to a local hardware store, and purchased 3 #6 lock washers for only 10 cents each. I unscrewed the bean hopper, unscrewed the stationary burr that is attached to the hopper.  I placed the 3 lock washers under the burr grinder, and raised it up a millimeter or 2.  Rescrew the burr back onto the hopper, screw the hopper back onto the machine, re-adjust the grind thickness. The 2 burrs will now be much closer together, so MAKE SURE THE BURRS DO NOT TOUCH. The easiest way to tell is to remove the canister off the front, and with a flashlight, make the adjustments visually through the front dispersing hole.  You will see the spacing between the burrs become closer as you turn the hopper clockwise. For only 30 cents, i turned this coffee-only grinder into an espresso grinder, and it has worked great since.

Buying Experience

Purchased off the shelf at a local home and garden store.

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