Crusinart Grinder


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Apr 8, 2007
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I recently invested in a Crusinart Burr grinder.

My cafetiere recently broke so I steeped some very coarsly ground coffee in a cup and poured it through a sieve. Everything seemed to be finem as if the seive had collected all the coffee grounds.

Finishing my drink, I found an awful lot of sludge (maybe 4-5 tablespoons) at the bottom of the cup indicating that some coffee grounds had come through the seive. The grounds looked to be on the esspresso side of grind size.

Being a burr grinder, all the coffee should either go through the sieve or none at a all, as it is my understanding that a burr grinder is meant to grind uniform particles.

Does this mean that the grinder I have purchased isn't a burr grinder?


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Aug 11, 2004
Des Moines, Iowa
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Unfortunately that grinder doesn't make the most consistent grind. I know I own one too. I have found that it usually will plaster extremely fine grinds in the corner of the plastic hopper and the rest tend to be ground properly.