Have a Question? Then ask the community...
Get answers from in-house espresso experts & customers.

The Buzz

Ask a Question
Make a Statement

Erich Marks

Reputation: 5
Followers: 0
Following: 0

Erich Marks asked a question about a product...
at 09-21-2013 5:12pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

I've had this grinder for about 3 years and use it mostly for French press. I've been very happy with its performance for my needs. I was grinding some beans for my morning coffee yesterday and the grinder started making a horrible, high pitched noise. It turns out, there was a small rock in the beans that jammed the burrs. I've never had this happen before. I was able to remove the rock, and get the bottom burr spinning again. But now, when faced grinding beans even on a fairly coarse grind, the bottom burr locks up. Any suggestions? It seems like my grinder may be a goner.

0

Vote

Show 1 answers
0

Maggie M Thanks for your post. I do apologize, we don't have a lot of information regarding the Cuisinart grinders because they do all of their own technical support in house. They can be reached at 1-800-726-0190

10-01-2013 11:34am |

BeanFiend

Reputation: 37
Followers: 0
Following: 4

BeanFiend asked a question about a product...
at 08-09-2013 8:26am
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

I have a Breville double boiler, looking for a new grinder as this Cuisinart cant seem to grind fine enough. I am considering the Breville smart grind. Any recommendations?

0

Vote

Show 2 answers
2

mjackson ♦ The Brevilel is ok not great for espresso. Try the Baratza Vario , my favorite, or the Baratza Preciso or the Rancilio Rocky as good alternatives.

08-09-2013 9:17am |

0

BeanFiend what do you think about the Breville Smart Grinder

08-09-2013 9:18am |

Philip Coats

Reputation: 138
Followers: 1
Following: 2

Philip Coats asked a question about a product...
at 02-16-2013 5:22pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

Is this grinder truly incapable of grinding fine enough for espresso? My wife purchased one from an online discount retailer who will not accept returns once the item was used. I have had to drastically overfill the portafilter on my Gaggia Color and tamp with nearly my body weight to reach twenty seconds of brew time. Any advice would be appreciated.

1

Vote

Show 2 answers
1

A A Phillip,
This grinder does a good job for things like drip coffee and French Press. It cannot grind fine enough nor consistent enough to really make a quality espresso.

02-18-2013 6:08pm |

0

Philip Coats Chris,
Thanks for the response. I thought I may have got a lemon, but it appears it was only wishful thinking!

02-18-2013 6:09pm |

Robert Best

Reputation: 0
Followers: 0
Following: 0

Robert Best buzzed about a product...
at 06-04-2011 8:57am
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

If I just using the grinder for drip coffee would this be a good grinder? Additionally, would you be able to recommend a combination package that includes a coffee maker and grinder for 300 to 400 dollars?

I really like the website.

0

Vote

0

mjackson ♦ Robert,

That is a very good grinder for drip coffee. I think it is priced very well and will help you brew some good coffee. I would look at these brewers to consider to pair with that grinder. http://www.wholelattelove.com/Bunn/btx_b.cfm

I really like this brewer as it brews a nice hot cup and is a durable proven performer. You should also look at these brewers as they are our highest rated.

http://www.wholelattelove.com/Technivorm/technivorm_thermo.cfm

http://www.wholelattelove.com/Capresso/capresso_mt600.cfm

I hope this helps and let us know if we can help in any way.

06-06-2011 8:29am |

Dale Thomas

Reputation: 0
Followers: 0
Following: 0

Dale Thomas buzzed about a product...
at 11-30-2010 12:17pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

I need mid-priced grinder for espresso, coffe, and Press. Thougths

0

Vote

0

Mike Russo ♦ Dale...For your grinding needs I would recommend either the Baratza Virtuoso or the Brartza Vario. Both these grinders would take care of your grinding needs. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at 1-888-411-5282 option 1. Happy brewing.

11-30-2010 12:31pm |

steve abueva

Reputation: 0
Followers: 0
Following: 0

steve abueva buzzed about a product...
at 09-23-2010 1:21pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

Can you tell me if this burr grinder (or possibly another) would be good for my needs? I'm looking for a quality product and something that won't break the bank. I primarily use a Technivorm Moccamaster and occasionally a french press. I prefer rather dark and oily beans as well (I've heard these can be problematic with some grinders).

thanks

0

Vote

0

rorlando Hi Steve,
I have the Technivorm Moccamaster and I feel the Capresso Infinity grinder is a nice match for your coffee maker as well as the french press. You can contact us here at Whole Latte Love to place an order with our sales team. We can be reached at 1-888-411-5282 option 1

09-25-2010 11:27am |

Janine Burgher-Jones

Reputation: 0
Followers: 0
Following: 0

Janine Burgher-Jones buzzed about a product...
at 09-20-2010 5:59pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

Am trying to find the best quality Burr grinder on the market for $150. Will this Cuisinart fit that bill? Other suggestions?

0

Vote

0

MikeR This really kind of depends on what you're grinding for. If you're grinding for a drip coffee maker, the Cuisinart is a fine grinder, that will improve the flavor, as it isn't burning your beans as a blade grinder does. If you're grinding for any espresso machine, pressurized or non-pressurized, the two best grinders we have tested that have a good range of uses are the Capresso Infinity and the Baratza Virtuoso. Now the Virtuoso is a bit higher than your target, but with it's metal housing and harder burr set, it really is worth the extra few dollars.
But those would be my two suggestions for anything other than drip.

09-22-2010 5:28pm |

Ken Ames

Reputation: 0
Followers: 0
Following: 0

Ken Ames buzzed about a product...
at 09-09-2010 5:10pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

I've been using a Solis Maestro for 7-1/2 years - bought it from WLL. I've never been able to get it to grind as finely as I'd like - shots run out too fast even with a firm tamp. And for many of the beans I use (home-roasted Sweetmarias.com) I have to use a soda stray to encourage them to get into the burrs. Now it's started gumming up below the burrs. I can probably take it out to the garage and get it cleaned out using compressed air, but maybe it's time for a new grinder. How, in your opinion, does the Cuisinart CBM-18 compare to the Maestro for durability, ease of use, and fineness of grind?

0

Vote

0

BaristaCorner Hello Ken...Unfortunately, you are not going to get the fine grind that you are looking for in the espresso range using the Maestro or the Cuisinart CBM-18. To get to the grind that you are looking for you should review either the Gaggia MDF or the Rancilio Rocky grinders. Let me know if I can help you with further questions. Thank you, Eric Black

09-10-2010 10:17am |

gabriel weinreich

Reputation: 0
Followers: 0
Following: 0

gabriel weinreich buzzed about a product...
at 07-03-2010 4:04pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

What are the functional differences between this and the Gaggia MDF that warrant a factor of three in price? [One comment: the length of the warranty period here is three times that of the Gaggia...]

0

Vote

0

ToddS There is really no comparison in quality between the grinders. The Gaggia MDF will grind fine enough or coarse enough for any coffee you will want to brew. The Gaggia is a low speed grinder, has commercial quality burrs and will last for a very long time. Also the Gaggia is a dosing grinder that is designed to dispense coffee directly into a portafilter from an espresso machine. The Cuisinart has a removable ground coffee container and is high speed grinder that will not grind fine enough for a machine with a commercial portafilter. If you are using it for drip coffee then the Cuisinart is fine. If you are looking for a top quality heavy duty grinder then the MDF is a great choice. If you want to talk to a sales person on this it would probably help. We really have to know more about how you want to use the grinder before we can let you know what is best for you.

07-04-2010 5:28pm |

Jim Rager

Reputation: 0
Followers: 0
Following: 0

Jim Rager buzzed about a product...
at 05-10-2010 4:35pm
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder
Cuisinart CBM-18 Grinder

Will the grind be fine enough for a Gaggia Classic espresso machine? I have the model under this one and it will not grind fine enough.

Jim Rager

0

Vote

0

BaristaCorner Jim, Take a look at the Baratza Maestro Plus or the Baratza Virtuoso. The Virtuoso is definitely worth the extra money. The Gaggia MDF is another option as well.

05-12-2010 2:38pm |

Loading... loading icon