- Updated Nov 09, 2019
- Writen by Robert Smith
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Coffee Grinder Review
- Updated Jul 12, 2019
- Writen by Robert Smith
For an electric coffee grinder, the Cuisinart DBM-8 offers you one of the best value for money because besides being well-built, it also grinds more efficiently and has a relatively larger capacity than many others in its price range.
Also, this coffee grinder is designed with an electric timer that will shut it off automatically once the grinding cycle is complete to ensure you always get consistent coffee grounds and also to make this a safer appliance to use.
Features and Specs
- Heavy-duty motor
- Consistent burr grinders
- 18-position grind setting selector
- Elegant stainless steel finish
- Larger capacity and removable bean and coffee ground containers
- Electric timer with auto shut off
Electric grinders are designed to ensure you can quickly grind your coffee beans without having to put a lot of work and while most tend to be pricier, there are still some quite affordable models like the Cuisinart DBM-8. And here is an overview of what this coffee grinder has to offer.
Consistent Burr Grinders
The grinding element in any coffee grinder is the most important component as it is what does the actual grinding. For this coffee grinder, you get some highly durable and efficient stainless steel burr grinders which will outperform most others in its class.
These burrs are similar to what you get on other pricier electric grinder models such as the OXO 8717000 which besides being more durable are also designed to ensure you get uniform grinds consistently for optimal coffee extraction.
18 Grind Size Options
While this budget coffee grinder will not offer you dozens of grind settings as you would get on the high-end models, it will give you more options to choose from than many other budget models such as Porlex JP-30 which only has 12.
With the Cuisinart DBM-8, you get 18 easily selectable settings that will range from extra-coarse to ultra-fine. And this means that with this coffee grinder, you can make coffee grounds for all the popular coffee-making methods from French press to Turkish coffee.
Larger Capacity Containers
Despite the smaller and more space-saving size and more affordable price tag, this Cuisinart coffee grinder still offers a larger coffee grinding capacity than most other budget models.
It will come with a larger 8-ounce bean hopper which means you can put a full bag of whole beans on the grinder at a go.
Also, the container that holds the coffee grounds is equally large as it can hold enough ground coffee to make up to 32 cups of coffee.
Powerful and Easy to Use
Cuisinart DBM-8 uses a heavy-duty and highly powerful motor that delivers more than enough power to ensure fast and efficient grinding. And so you can use this grinder to grind any kind of coffee beans.
This electric coffee grinder is also designed to be super easy to use. It will come with an easy to use grind selector that will allow you to easily choose your setting from the 18 options, and there is also an easy to use slide dial that allows you to choose the number of cups you want.
And if you also factor in the separate one-touch power bar, you can be confident that this grinder will give you a much easier time than most other budget models.
Safer to Operate
One of the greatest shortcoming with most budget coffee grinders is that you will not always tell when the coffee grounds are ready, and so you can easily overdo things.
However, when using the highly efficient Cuisinart DBM-8 this will be much easier for you as it has a handy electric timer that will shut it off automatically to ensure coffee grounds consistency and also for safety.
Price is a crucial element that you cannot overlook when choosing a coffee grinder, but if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, Cuisinart has you covered with the DBM-8.
It is by far not the cheapest grinder out there given that there are many models in the market that will retail for as little as $10, but for a top-quality electric grinder with a high capacity, it is hard to get anything better without spending way much more cash.
Q: Can you use it to grind coffee for just one cup?
A: Yes, despite the relatively larger capacity, you do not have to always fill up the bean hopper with coffee beans. If you only want to make coffee grounds for one or a couple of coffee cups, you will only need to measure and add your desired quantity. And it is even better to keep your whole beans in the bag rather than in the hopper and only add the amount you want to grind.
Q: Is it easy to clean?
A: Yes, this coffee grinder is quite easy to clean and the relatively complicated look should not deceive you that it will be a nightmare to maintain. Both the bean hopper and ground coffee containers are removable which means you can easily wash them in the sink. The design of the grinding chamber and the fact that it is also removable will make cleanup even easier.
Q: Does it offer value for cash?
A: For an electric coffee grinder, the Cuisinart DBM-8 is one of the cheapest options you can get out there. But, despite the smaller price tag, it still has a larger capacity and grinds more efficiently and consistently than many other grinder types in its price range, and hence you can be certain that it will give you great value for your money.
Q: Will it leave a mess behind?
A: No, unlike many other budget coffee grinder models, this one will not leave a mess behind. It does not produce a lot of dust when grinding which is often the cause of messes with other grinders. And both the bean hopper and grounds container are designed to be easy to remove from the grinder without pouring anything even when full.
Q: Is it space-saving?
A: Yes, this coffee grinder is surprisingly quite space-saving despite the larger capacity as it is a little under 11 inches tall and just 6 inches long. For most homes, the space it will take up in the kitchen counter will be insignificant, and this means it will also be a perfect fit for the small urban kitchens.
Should I Buy this Product?
Any coffee lover that is looking for a cheaper way of grinding coffee, every other morning and does not want to put in the work that comes with the inexpensive manual coffee grinders should go for the highly affordable Cuisinart DBM-8 electric coffee grinder.
Besides being more affordable for an electric coffee grinder, it will also come with some efficient burr grinders that deliver uniform coffee grounds consistently and also allow you to customize your grind setting by choosing from 18 distinct options.
Another reason to give this coffee grinder a try is the fact that it has a high capacity, and it will allow you to grind enough coffee beans to make up to 32 cups of coffee. Lastly, it will also be easier and safer to operate.