5.6, Based on 37 Reviews
Unknown (third party rebranding)
Pressed burr grinder
Black / Metal
Grinder, Flat Burr, Consumer
Please write reviews for products you own, and avoid single line responses - details matter.
Provide comparisons you might have with other products similar to this one you are reviewing.
Be realistic with your ratings, and remember that others will be using your review to make purchase decisions.
Please check spelling and avoid controversial language.
Please review our
copyright information and terms of service before posting your review.
Budget burr grinder from Cuisinart.
Ron Piltzer (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: DO NOT BUY Cuisinart products!!!
Bottom Line: Avoid at all costs, people selling this for espresso should be behind bars.
Bottom Line: Dependable, nice looking grinder that gives inconsistent grind size.
Bottom Line: Blade grinder at higher price.
Tyler Aftab (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Not worth it
Bottom Line: Reasonably well-made, good looking grinder that is completely unsuitable for espresso.
Eric Windisch (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Best under-$50 option for brewing french-press or (manual) drip. Not for espresso.
Bottom Line: For someone doing drip coffee with a paper filter it's fine, and the timer means you don't need to measure scoops.
Bottom Line: Waste of money, look elsewhere. This grinder would not be worth buying if it were $5.00.
Fabrizio Scalfo (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: DO NOT Buy, if you use a pump driven espresso machine
Matt Johnson (quality: 10.0)
Bottom Line: Easy to use basic burr grinder, not for espresso, but a decent value and step up from the whirly bird blade grinders.
Bottom Line: Will yield very coarse, inconsistent grounds. And is very noisy in doing so. The "espresso"(finest) setting, is still no good unless you want to filter brew or use a french press.
Jeff Dubrule (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: Can't make espresso grinds due to its fake burrs. Don't buy it, even "just for now", you'll never learn anything.
Anthony C (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: If you can find it on sale, go for it, otherwise, if you need a serious grinder, go for the nemox, Le'lit, Ascaso, or Gaggia.
Mike Proms (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Great grinding for home coffee making... as long as you treat it with respect.
Carl Scott (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Apparently not able to compete with the expensive ones, but I've found it quite adequate for the roughly 10 years I've owned it.
Bottom Line: This grinder is well-built, but it just doesn't produce a consistent enough grind for any brew method.
Bottom Line: Don't bother, the grind consistency is horrible.
Bottom Line: If you understand what $50 will get you and are comfortable with that then this is a great grinder.
David Carlson (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: For the everyday drip coffee drinker, an excellent, low cost step up from your chop grinder
Bottom Line: A decent start if you're not too picky.
Chris W (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Good for drip coffee while it lasted - which was too short of a time!
Barry Strum (quality: 6.0)
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 !!
Bottom Line: Dont buy this unit! Very very messy. Noisy. Ours started smoking after only 3 mo. use. Took it back.
Mark D'Angelo (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Basically save up for something decent, and dont waste money on something that "looks" like its a real burr grinder, because clearly its not..
Chad Beauford (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Stylish good looks and counter-friendly compactness will not overcome the fine powder included at every grind setting.
Jonathan Friedes (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: If you are passive-aggressive, and you are looking for the perfect present for a coffee-loving ex, this is it!
Aaron Corey (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: If the only coffee you make is drip with a paper filter- this would be an alright grinder, but so would just about anything else. I would suggest you pass on this item, and find something that is manufactured with more precision.
John Rolison (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Keep Looking!
Larry Schwarcz (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: It works OK when using a paper filter to brew but really is a low-end grinder.
Keith Wissman (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Okay for the money, not good enough for us snobs.
Chris Arrick (quality: 2.5)
Bottom Line: great for home use but I have mine hidden from public view at my cafe as it might seem a little weird for a coffeehouse to have a grinder like this one. But I don't have a lot of money and this is perfect. Small and hard working.
Jack Moran (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Don't buy
Jeff M (quality: 7.4)
Bottom Line: Great coffee grinder, lousy espresso grinder, however easy and cheap to modify in 5 minutes.
Jessica Aubrey (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: If the sand doesnt break it withing the next 8 months i swear Im buying one for every one I know.
Shadow 745 (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: If you're looking for an affordable, stylish, well built, consistent grinder look no further.
Betina Vincent (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: skip this, and spend a little more for a decent burr grinder.
Coffee Kids Staff
The Ethical Bean
The Cafe Stage
Prosumer / Pro Espresso
Vac Pots & Others
Roasters, Accessories & Misc
Guides & How Tos
Milk Frothing Guide
Cupping for Beginners
Espresso Machine Buying Guide
New and Noteworthy
Terms and Conditions