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Cuisinart DBM-8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 915 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The maintenance and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Cuisinart DBM-8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 915 reviews)

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Modify for best results.


inexpensive entry-level burr grinder. Indexed grind times

Needs modifications, cannot buy new blades

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Disgusted and disappointed


nice stainless steel appearance, easy to use, easy to clean

broke down after only two weeks. No power to the grinder.

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Contains self-destruction device with one year fuse . . .


Used only for French Press; worked fine.

Died at most one year to the day from first use.


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Not recommended


Gound good while it lasted

Sent it back under warrantee 3 separate times.

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Inconsistent grind


grinds coffee for many applications well

does not grind fine enough for espresso

Consumer review by:

Good Inexpensive Burr Grinder, much better than blade models


Inexpensive, timed grind, easy operation, has held up well

Grind is not fine or consistent enough for some espressos.

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poor, poor qualtiy


when it works, grinds great

wont last more than 6 months

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Disappointing Grinder


Attractive stainless steel casing; large capacity

uneven grind; messy cleaning!

Consumer review by:

Inexpensive burr grinder.


Stylish, compact, large hopper, removable bin.

Cannot be serviced.

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Avg Joe Coffee Mill


inexpensive entry level burr grinder, good hopper capacity,

Noisy, dusty, uneven grind, staticy grinds stick to plastic