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Cuisinart DCG-12BC Grind Central Coffee Grinder
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- Brushed stainless-steel housing; 90-gram gapacity--enough for 18 cups
- Heavy-duty motor and stainless steel blade assembly; On/Off switch with safety interlock
- Measurement markings; transparent cover
- Storage lid; cord storage; dishwasher-safe stainless-steel bowl
- Lid allows for extra coffee to be stored in grinding bowl
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- Popular brushed stainless steel styling
- On/Off control for simple operation
- Built-in safety interlock prevents operation unless lid is securely closed
- Bowl holds up to 90 grams of beans, enough for up to 18 cups of coffee
- Heavy-duty motor and stainless steel blades
- Dishwasher-safe, removable stainless steel bowl
- Lid allows for extra coffee to be stored in grinding bowl
- Cord storage
- Storage lid
- Instruction book
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Top Customer Reviews
Fortunately we purchased through Amazon.com. No problem. Amazon immediately authorized the return, and by policy will even pay the shipping because it's defective. While I appreciate their approach to customer serice I'll pay the postage myself. It's well worth a few bucks to have someone stand behind defective merchandise - particularly when the manufacturer won't.
Quality is free, it's the cost of doing things right the first time. Some producers appearently aren't even interested in getting it right the second time.
This Cuisinart grinder has it all: Capacity, cleaning cability, powerful motor, handsome design, "fairly" quiet (after all, it is a noisy process), cord storage under the base, absolutely no-mess-grinding and a lid for the stainless blade cup for storage of extra grindings.
On the con side, it is more expensive costing $30; but I think it will be a long lasting appliance and should easily outlast the other less expensive blade coffee grinders costing $20. Also, the instruction brochure states that this grinder is for purposes of grinding coffee only and using it for nuts and spices will dull the blades. Well, duh! I am sure the cheaper models would have the same problem and the Krups that I am replacing has a plastic lid that has become all pitted and cannot be cleaned properly.
It has a removable grinding bowl, which is very convenient, especially since it's dishwasher safe. I love that feature. Makes cleaning easy. This grinder also looks great. I love the stainless steel, even if it's a bit larger that other grinders. It's also fairly quiet...at least relative to my last two grinders.
Now, the grind. This grinder takes longer than others I've owned and is not that consistent. Sure, it holds a lot of beans at once...one of it's selling points to me. But, as it grinds a full load, it doesn't grind evenly. The fine grounds get packed down below the blades and the top grounds are too coarse. Even with a small load though, it has trouble creating very finely ground coffee....and it takes a while.
Sad to say, my final words are, "not recommended". If I can find the receipt, I'll be returning this one.
We had it five months before it began making a great deal of noise while grinding. It's at least twice as loud as it was when we purchased it.
Also, we have the same problem as so many others in that the grind is not consistent at all. I now make it a habit to grind the coffee longer than recommended to break up the larger pieces, but then have to discard the powdery stuff that ends up packed under the blades. My question is this: Why do the blades have to sit a quarter inch off the bottom? The fine stuff is going to sink and of course if the blades aren't at the very bottom it's just going to collect down there. Seems like someone put too much thought into making the thing look like it could beat the crap out of the other grinders and strayed from the real goal...grinding coffee and doing it well.
I'm not returning it, but I'll buy something from another company when this dies or my landlord tells me to get rid of it (it is louder than our vacuum cleaner after all).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift, but this product is a piece of crap. Grinds are uneven--you get powder at the bottom, big chunks at the top. Read morePublished 5 days ago by hepa
This replaced one I've had for about ten years...I dropped the lid onto granite floors and the button popped off and a piece of plastic broke. Read morePublished 10 days ago by 20something male, NYC
Fails to complexly grind the coffee beans finely. Instead leaves little soft clusters throughout its reservoir cup.Published 20 days ago by Kindle Customer
works great! I have had this for a long time now. My parents also have one and it has lasted them for years now!Published 20 days ago by AnnieB
Coffee grinder leaves bigger chunks than expected. However design is nice, easy to use and clean.Published 21 days ago by anna bellinger
I really love this grinder. I use it all the time and I haven't had any issues, but it came directly from the company. Read morePublished 22 days ago by BargainShopper
This is a very efficient and sturdy grinder. My second one actually. I had my first one for a very long time, it never failed me. Read morePublished 23 days ago by LeftCoastLefty
I bought this locally and thought I was getting a solid grinder. When it worked, it did a good job. I bought it for herbs, not coffee, so I'm certainly not taxing the motor or... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe
Love my grinder....nothing flimsy about it. Cord tucks in back of unit and grinds a perfect cup of coffee. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Y. Westcott