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Topic: cuisninart burr grinder (2 msgs / 44 lines)
1) From: JanoMac
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I, too, have a similar grinder and I, too, collect the stuff in the front
corner. 
But instead of tossing it, I scoop it into the basket of my steam toy
"pseudo-espresso" maker, knock it on the counter a bit to settle and
distribute the powder-fine coffee, tamp it firmly with a bit of rotation and
a little twist -- and get really sweet shots from it. This is the only way I
currently have of getting a grind fine enough for anything like espresso. My
little steam machine can't push but something in the order of 1 to 3 bars,
but it can extract reasonably well from this fine grind.
I've made brew with the Moka pot using these fine grinds, too, put more
comes through the basket than I care to have in my cup.
Kirk

2) From: Alex Koreneff
I may be a little late to the party, but I tried one of these a couple
weeks ago. Big mistake.
When I set a grinder to fine, I want powder. When set to its finest
setting, it produced a grind about right for french press. It also
produced a wider range of grind size at that setting than my whirly
grinder (Bodum C-Mill) does. The grinds were also more statically charged
than with the whirly, and that made the grinder far more difficult to
clean.
I can't recommend the Cuisinart burr grinder to anyone even remotely
serious about coffee. Its only advantage over my whirley? Larger grind
capacity.
Alex (now back to lurking)
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