Cuisinart DCG-12BC Grind Central
You know you're dealing with some seriously flimsy manufacturing when you have the exact same part on the exact same item break repeatedly, the first time you use it. And so it goes with the Cuisinart DCG-12BC Grind Central coffee grinder. Cuisinart is supposed to have a better reputation than this, but I was astounded that the first one I got home from Bed Bath & Beyond had its trigger mechanism pop out the first time I used it; I returned it to the store and exchanged it for another one.
This one also had a broken trigger; although it was a little easier to work around because if you pressed it in the right place it would actually grind the coffee and not fly across the room. Which brings us to our next problem. It sucks for grinding coffee. Uneven grind unless you're holding the button down for like 30 seconds at a time to make espresso sludge.
If you're any kind of precision coffee maker this is not the product for you. There are a couple of positives, although they are in no way shape or form outweighed by the negatives. First of all, the thing looks great. I’ve got a stainless steel and black style motif in my kitchen, which is a big part of the reason I selected this particular grinder in the first place. Also, it comes with a cup so that you can grind more than you need and keep the rest of the freshly ground coffee from going stale before you use it.
Still, on the whole, this coffee grinder sucks and I can’t recommend it to anyone, except for people who don’t like coffee.Pros
- Stylish design
- Capacity to store extra coffee; Cons
- Flimsy construction
- Inconsistent grind
Rating: 1 out of 5