This Cuisinart Supreme Grind automatic burr mill features a heavy-duty motor, the machine has 18 grind settings ranging from fine to extra-coarse, which are controlled by a clearly marked 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. 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.
- Heavy-duty, automatic coffee mill
- Burr grinding mechanism for uniform grounds and optimum flavor
- 18-position grind selector, from ultra fine to coarse
- Slide dial from 4 to 18 cups; capacious grounds chamber with lid
- Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
- Removable grind chamber holds enough ground coffee for 32 cups
- Separate one-touch power bar
- Electric timer automatically shuts off unit when grind cycle is complete Heavy-duty motor
- Cord storage Scoop/cleaning Brush Limited 18-Month warranty
- BPA Free
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it OK to put a small amount of coffee in the hopper (e.g., enough for one cup) and let the timer turn off after the hopper has been depleted?
The timer/approx # of cup is approximate. In other words it has been preprogrammed to measure out. Hence you cannot accurately place amount of bean in the hopper and unit empty/shut off exactly when you want without leaving a few beans..... You can get close, but not exactly.
I use the aeropress coffee maker. What setting should I use to grind the coffee for that device? Fine? One dot to the right of fine?
My Aeropress is still new, but I have gone as low as the Fine 6th setting (one dot below the Medium 1-6) and the resulting brew is still smooth, and not bitter. From the other reviews, I think I will make sure to give the burrs a good cleaning before and after I grind anything finer. Sounds like the burrs get caked, and put too much stress on the motor.
Grind timer: Anyone else experience this or have ideas how to remedy it?
Are you cleaning it periodically. The shoot where the coffee comes out can get narrow over time with buildup. Also, you must completely screw off the hopper to get into the burrs to clean them. Without cleaning the buildup will slow output and strain the motor to eventual failure. So are you doing this maintenance or does the problem lie elsewhere? I have one which I use daily but it is only 3 weeks old.
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