Burr vs. Blade cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Maker?
December 29, 2007 3:02 PM Subscribe
Are the new burr grinder versions of Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee makers better than the initial blade-grinder models?
posted by morallybass to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I bought one of the blade-grinder Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee makers (link http://www.cuisinart.com/catalog/product.php?product_id=14&item_id=34&cat_id=3). I'm a big fan of it, for freshly ground and brewed coffee on a timer. I do not like the way it grinds the coffee, due to the strange design of the blade grinder. This produces a less even grind that ends up being too course (resulting in under-exposed coffee). I'm a big fan of this brewer overall, I accept these trade-offs.
I was shopping today and saw a new Burr grinder version of this coffee maker (link http://www.cuisinart.com/catalog/product.php?product_id=513&item_id=625&cat_id=3).
Does anyone out there have experience with the new version? Any thoughts about comparison versus the original?
I'm hoping for a better grind quality and tastier coffee due to it. If it's easier to clean and maintain, all the better. any thoughts and comments very much appreciated.