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Cuisinart DBM-8 - Shadow 745's Review
Posted: January 14, 2006, 8:39am
review rating: 5.8
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Arrow The Cuisinart DBM-8 has 37 Reviews
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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: 10.0
Manufacturer: Cuisinart, others Quality: 10
Average Price: $60.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $50.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Bed, Bath and Beyond Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: If you're looking for an affordable, stylish, well built, consistent grinder look no further.
Positive Product Points

Well built, metal and plastic as most others are. Solid feeling at nearly 5 pounds. The hopper holds a 1/2 pound of beans and the hopper itself rotates to adjust the grind size. Unlike other grinders I've had in the past, this one really holds its settings well and stays put where you want it. It disperses the grinds into a decent sized bin with a tight fitting lid. It grinds really fast and the coffee develops no heat whatsoever, which is very important to retain as much flavor and aroma as possible. For only $50 I can't say enough about this grinder. Sure, if you have an espresso machine that costs several thousand dollars you might want to invest in a higher end grinder as well, but for my everyday needs this thing can't be beat. It has 18 settings, which I'll never try anyway. I use the finest (or right next to finest) setting and it works great for my machine. Super consistent grind with very little powder. Type of bean doesn't matter with it either. I recently ran some super-oily flavored beans through it and it ground without a hitch. No buildup whatsoever.

Negative Product Points

Only 2 things come to mind, but are minimal at best. Being a direct drive grinder it's a little noisy, but doesn't bother me, just members of my family. They'll get over it. The other thing is a small amount of static cling, which happens often with any plastic bin. These things are really overshadowed by the performance of it however.

Detailed Commentary

I was looking for a better grinder than I had used in the past. My espresso machine is a CapressoBAR 351 which uses a pressurized portafilter. Having this setup allows me to make awesome espresso without having to buy a $500 grinder to make it perform properly. I did alot of online research, including reading reviews at various forums and I came to this particular grinder time and time again. For the average cost of $50 you can't beat the results. Very well built, stylish and just flat out works to grind pretty much anyway you need. Other than Turkish grind, which many grinders can't do right anyway, this will do anything you expect and at a very affordable price. If I wear this one out I'll definitely buy another one. Later!

Buying Experience

The buying experience was fantastic. No hesitation to buy there again.

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