A stylish grinder for the serious coffee buff, this Cuisinart Supreme Grind automatic burr mill provides plenty of options and good results in an attractive and tidy structure. This makes it a great appliance for houses where coffee is a steady dietary staple and preferences vary from espresso to French drip. Outfitted with a heavy-duty motor, the machine has 18 grind settings ranging from fine to extra-coarse, which are controlled by a clearly marked, pleasantly clicking dial. Rotate the hopper to personal preference, and the machine does the rest, using burr plates for a highly uniform grind that protects bean oils and releases more flavor. Automatic operation in this grinder covers quantity as well–simply set the amount slide control anywhere from 4 to 18 cups. The grinder shuts off when the desired level is reached. Transfer of ready grounds to a coffee pot or espresso group is quick and tidy, because the grind chamber slides out with its clever lid in place. Smart and elegant, the grinder has brushed stainless steel housing and black accents in durable plastic. The hopper, hopper lid, grinding burr, and grind chamber all remove easily for cleanup, and a safety feature keeps the grinder from operating without the hopper and chamber in place. Standing 6-3/4 by 9-3/4 by 5 inches, the unit has built-in power cord storage at its base. Cuisinart includes a combined coffee scoop/cleaning brush. –Emily Bedard
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill
Whatever your taste – automatic drip, espresso, or French press – you’re about to experience a new level of taste! The Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill releases the maximum flavor and aroma from your favorite whole coffee beans. Simply select a grind setting and number of cups, and with the touch of a button, the Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill grinds just the right amount of coffee, then shuts off automatically. Get ready to experience the freshest, most flavorful coffee, with Cuisinart.
The removable grind chamber holds enough ground coffee for 32 cups.
The 4- to 18-cup slide dial allows you to easily set the burr mill to your exact specifications.
- Burr grinding provides uniform grind and optimum flavor
- Elegant stainless steel styling
- Removable 8-ounce bean hopper
- Separate one-touch power bar
- Electric timer automatically shuts off unit when grind cycle is complete
- Convenient cord storage
- Heavy-duty motor
Your Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill is fully automatic. There are 6 settings per grind type, and the grind chamber holds enough ground coffee for up to 32 cups. The unit is set for medium grind settings, which takes approximately 40 seconds to grind coffee for 12 cups, and approximately 55 seconds 18 cups. When choosing fine settings, you may need to set the cup selector at a higher number of cups to get the desired amount of coffee, as fine grinds are very compact. The opposite is true for coarse settings. You may need to set the cup selector at a larger number of cups to get the desired amount of coffee, as coarse grinds are very loose. To determine the right grind consistencies and quantities, experiment with different grinds and coffee types to suit your taste.
Cleaning and Storage
Be sure that grinder plug has been removed from outlet. All removable parts are dishwasher safe on the top rack. Do not put parts on bottom shelf. Never immerse the grinder base unit in water or other liquid. To clean, wipe with wet cloth and use cleaning brush to clean grind release area. Store excess cord by wrapping cord around the tabs provided under the base of the unit. Any other servicing of this product should be performed by an authorized service representative.
Good buy for the Price Don’t believe that ANY grinder in this price range will be the ultimate grinder for all your grinding needs. I read with amusement as some reviewers slammed this grinder for not grinding well enough to use with their espresso machines. I own this machine for use with my drip coffee maker only. I own a $500+ Mazzer Grinder for my espresso machine. The point being, that for the absolute consistent grind needed for use with espresso, you better be willing to step up significantly in price. That said, on to this grinder review.Considering there are no decent blade grinders on the market – including those in the $25 price range, the best grinder to have is a burr grinder. Burr grinders do not create the heat that destroys the flavor of your beans and creates a more uniformed grind. Burr grinders do not produce the large “chunks” of beans in varying size that a blade grinder does. I have yet to see any missed “untouched” beans find their way past the burrs (as one reviewer…
Initial Reactions First, after checking the Amazon listings, I noticed a similar model (Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill). I’m not sure if this model is a newer version of that one–because they look awfully similar–but I did notice that some of the reactions to that other model are fitting for this one.After my initial use, the first thing I noticed was that the grind (I used the lowest “coarse” setting) didn’t seem as consistent as I thought it would be, considering the point of using a burr grinder is to get a consistent grind. There was a fair amount of dust that came through, in other words.For the price, I can’t say I expected it to be perfect, and honestly, this bit of coffee dust (maybe half a teaspoon)doesn’t much bother me. A common complaint for the other model is that the plastic hoppers attract the coffee dust due to static cling. This is also true here, but for me, not a problem.Overall, I like the way this grinder works. Just…
An attractive, efficient, and competent grinder This is the second automatic hopper-type burr grinder that I’ve owned. The first was the similarly-priced Capresso 551.01, which died after a couple years of use. I don’t know what the lifespan of this Cuisinart grinder will be yet, but so far I’m extremely impressed with the comparison between the two. Start with the weight, at nearly 4 pounds–it simply feels more substantial. (The Capresso is a comparatively diminutive 2 lb. 9 oz.) The casing is an attractive stainless steel (which may just be a veneer over plastic, but it certainly looks nicer than the Capresso’s black plastic) and the hopper and grind chamber are of thick, good-quality acrylic.