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Cuisinart Professional burr mill
Pros: fast grinding, easy to use, good results
Cons: loud, large footprint
Overall rating: 4/5
Cuisinart’s grinder is outstandingly easy to use. You simply load your coffee beans (up to 250g) in at the top, select your desired grind setting by twisting the hopper (very fine, very coarse or any of 16 steps in between), and use the cup quantity selector to tell the machine how much coffee you’re grinding.
The machine then automatically sets a grinding duration and grinds the coffee lightning fast. The results tend to be good, with a consistent level of grind. It is also worth noting that this machine achieved one of the finest grinds we encountered during testing when used on its finest setting.
But, there is one downside to this grinder’s speed and power: namely, how it sounds. This was the noisiest product we reviewed, and we would not recommend using it early in the morning while anyone else is asleep!
We found this machine reasonably easy to clean. The grind chamber where the ground coffee ends up is removable, and so is its lid. This makes it pretty easy to get inside with a cleaning cloth.
The bean hopper and the grind chamber are also removable, and both these components are dishwasher safe. A cleaning brush is included with the machine – a handy aid for cleaning the grinding mechanism. The burr is safely hidden in the heart of the machine, and won’t start until the bean hopper is securely in place above it.
One minor negative is that this machine has the largest footprint of all the grinders we tested. It’s an apt size for a small café or a large home.
The Cusinart Professional burr mill doesn’t feel as sturdy as others we tested, but its mix of plastic and metal components is absolutely up to scratch and it doesn’t seem particularly vulnerable to breakage.
The brushed texture of the metal components is really pleasing, and overall the machine has a pleasant aesthetic that we’d be happy to invite into our homes. A moderate amount of cardboard packaging is used with this product.
Grinder type: burr
Grind settings: 18
Cup quantity settings: 4-18
Dimensions: H31cm x W19cm x D22cm
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