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Cuisinart Coffee Grinders
Coffee grinders come in many shapes, sizes and price ranges. Which one will work best for you? At a glance: Top 5 picks for Coffee Grinders. Why Grind Your Coffee Yourself?
Why grind your own coffee beans? Above all else, the only reason anyone should grind their own coffee beans is to get the absolute best quality coffee they can brew. Coffee flavor comes primarily from the oils released from roasted beans, which must be extracted evenly throughout the whole bean for the most delicious tasting coffee.
So you need to extract that richness from the beans as quickly as possible, which means beginning with a high quality grinder you could only buy. While there are an abundance of excellent coffee grinders on the market, not all of them are created equal. Most of them will cut the beans coarsely which will rob the true essence of the real flavor of the coffee. Not to mention, the grinding of the coffee bean grinders affects the aroma of the brewed cup.
Fortunately, the "real deal" is out there. Today's precision engineered coffee grinders will give you great tasting coffee and truly maximize the release of the oil in the beans. Coffee bean grinders with "no blade" technology are the newest innovation in coffee grinders. A "blade" is a rotating diamond cutting tool attached to the grinding head of the coffee processor. The blade is able to make even grinds of very fine or coarsely ground coffee.
Blade coffee grinders are the perfect choice for many coffee lovers. They can be used in any type of coffee beverageer whether it's a stove top, an under the counter cup or even a coffee maker. With most blade coffee grinders you will find that they have a large number of settings to choose from so you are sure to get the perfect cup each time. To use your new coffee grinders you simply add water and begin grinding. The result is a fresh, perfectly brewed cup of coffee with an amazing aroma and taste. The added convenience and freshness are what makes this a popular option for many coffee drinkers.
Blade coffee grinders are designed to make a really good cup every time. But the secret to making a great cup of coffee with these machines is following a simple 2 step process. And to do this you must be familiar with the exact measurements of both the water and the grounds. You want the water and grounds to be mixed exactly right when you place the cup over the grinder.
Two main types of coffee grinders are there are, the traditional bean hopper type and the electric dosing grinders. Both types of grinders will make use of pre-ground beans but the electric version will also include the bean hopper which will allow you to save money on buying beans each time you want to grind up some beans. The advantage of using the electric model is that you have more options for grinding beans because it includes a bean hopper.
The main consideration when purchasing any grinder is the quality of the grinder's beans and the price. Although you can find very cheap espresso grinders you won't be satisfied with those unless you give them a good run for their money. Quality grinders, especially for Espresso is a little more expensive than other types of grinders. It's important that you pick the one that you're going to be happy with for many years.
The two different types of grinders are the solid steel and the flat burr grinders. The solid steel types are built to be more consistent than the flat burr grinders. However, they may not be as consistent in quality and power as the flat burr grinders. Some of these grinders will also use metal disks instead of a burr plate.
In general most of the flat grinders will work better with some level of consistency. However, some of them will have a habit of working less consistently than others. Some of these grinders will have a habit of grinding to a near zero consistency. The reason for this is because it's all about getting the beans evenly ground. If some of the beans are left out or ground unevenly, the espresso will not taste right. Some of the grinders will allow you to set the grinding level to a certain point before it scans the entire grinded coffee down to the particles.
The main difference between the flat burr grinder and the Cuisinart grinder is the number of blades. The Cuisinart has four sets of blades while the flat burr grinder only has two sets of blades. The Cuisinart also has a longer throw swivel cord which makes the grinders more stable when using the stand mixer. This means that the Cuisinart will last a much longer time than any other grinder in this price range. It is also considered to be a quality product.