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Braun Hand Chopper



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6 of 6 humans found the following review helpful.
4Time-saving and Rugged
By S. Barrett
BRAUN HAND BLENDER/CHOPPER

After owning a few for less units, I sprang for the Braun Hand Blender/Chopper and am very pleased with my choice. While I have primarily used mine for it is easy blending-in-the-pot capabilities, I confess the chopper has equivalent merits, in particular when you only need to chop a little amount of ingredients.

I love being capable to immerse the blade right in my soup pot to blend or puree soups and sauces without the mess of getting out my feed processor or countertop blender. The blade does a quick occupation of pureeing and wash-up is a dream. I can’t imagine cooking without this handy device.

Highly recommended.

5 of 5 humans found the following review helpful.
5Excellent kitchen necessity!
By B. Vilders
Bought one of these thinking it was a little overpriced, but the more I use it in the kitchen, the more I realize it was a real good price. Makes baby feed in with regards to a minute, mayo in in regards to the same, hommous in a bit more, and the vacuum containers that also came in my “kit” are nice for long conservation of dried goods and hard cheese… I haven’t tried other containerizations yet. And above all, it’s a snap to clean up (run it a couple seconds in the dish water, and volait!)

3 of 3 humans found the following review helpful.
5Picture shows more than what you get
By Andrea L. Lunsford
I just wanted to tell each one that you do not get the wall mount for the hand blender, nor do you get a lid for the beaker. There is likewise a whisk attachment that may be sold separately. It shows in your manual, but you do not get that either. Otherwise, this blender is magnificent and is a workhorse. I live in Israel and this blender works just fine for me with the plugs here being 220v. I make mayonnaise in the beaker with the blender and it is so much better and posing no difficultness than using a feed processor. It always turns out much better with the hand blender. The chopper is magnificent and I have chopped up just when it comes to everything with it. I likewise made coconut butter with it using shredded coconut and letting it go until I get butter. If you do not have the cash for a feed processor, blender, and mixer, this item will replace all of them in the meantime. I do have a feed processor, blender, grinder, and mixer now, but I STILL find uses for this hand blender. I have employed it for perfectly everything, actually. There is not one thing it can’t do.

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6 of 6 humans found the following review helpful.
4Time-saving and Rugged
By S. Barrett
BRAUN HAND BLENDER/CHOPPER

After owning a few for less units, I sprang for the Braun Hand Blender/Chopper and am very pleased with my choice. While I have mainly applied mine for it is easy blending-in-the-pot capabilities, I confess the chopper has equivalent merits, specially when you only need to chop a little amount of ingredients.

I love being capable to immerse the blade right in my soup pot to blend or puree soups and sauces without the mess of getting out my feed processor or countertop blender. The blade does a quick occupation of pureeing and wash-up is a dream. I can’t imagine cooking without this handy device.

Highly recommended.

5 of 5 persons found the following review helpful.
5Excellent kitchen necessity!
By B. Vilders
Bought one of these thinking it was a little overpriced, but the more I use it in the kitchen, the more I realize it was a real good price. Makes baby feed in in regards to a minute, mayo in in regards to the same, hommous in a bit more, and the vacuum containers that likewise came in my “kit” are nice for long conservation of dried goods and hard cheese… I haven’t tried other containerizations yet. And above all, it’s a snap to clean up (run it a couple seconds in the dish water, and volait!)

3 of 3 humans found the following review helpful.
5Picture shows more than what you get
By Andrea L. Lunsford
I just wanted to tell every one that you do not get the wall mount for the hand blender, nor do you get a lid for the beaker. There is likewise a whisk attachment that may be sold separately. It shows in your manual, but you do not get that either. Otherwise, this blender is magnificent and is a workhorse. I live in Israel and this blender works just fine for me with the plugs here being 220v. I make mayonnaise in the beaker with the blender and it is so much better and more comfortable than using a feed processor. It always turns out much better with the hand blender. The chopper is magnificent and I have chopped up just in regards to everything with it. I likewise made coconut butter with it using shredded coconut and letting it go until I get butter. If you do not have the cash for a feed processor, blender, and mixer, this item will replace all of them in the meantime. I do have a feed processor, blender, grinder, and mixer now, but I STILL find uses for this hand blender. I have applied it for perfectly everything, actually. There is not one thing it can’t do.

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Cuisinart Ccm-16


ReviewA stylish grinder for the severe coffee buff, this Cuisinart Supreme Grind automatic burr mill provides a great deal of choices and good results in an beautiful and tidy structure. This makes it a great appliance for houses where coffee is a steady dietary staple and predilections vary from espresso to French drip. Outfitted with a heavy-duty motor, the machine has 18 grind settings ranging from fine to extra-coarse, which are controlled by a without doubt or question marked, enjoyably clicking dial. Rotate the hopper to personal preference, and the machine does the rest, using burr plates for a highly uniform grind that protects bean oils and releases more flavor. Automatic operation in this grinder covers amount as well–simply set the amount slide control anyplace from 4 to 18 cups. The grinder shuts off when the desired level is reached. Transfer of ready grounds to a coffee pot or espresso group is quick and tidy, because the grind chamber slides out with it is clever lid in place.

Smart and elegant, the grinder has brushed stainless steel housing and black accents in lasting plastic. The hopper, hopper lid, grinding burr, and grind chamber all remove without apparent effort for cleanup, and a safety feature keeps the grinder from operating without the hopper and chamber in place. Standing 6-3/4 by 9-3/4 by 5 inches, the unit has built-in power cord storage at it is base. Cuisinart includes a coffee scoop/cleaning brush in one and covers the machine with an 18-month warranty. –Emily Bedard


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666 of 679 persons found the following review helpful.
4Good buy for the Price
By Matthew Dees
Don’t believe that ANY grinder in this price range will be the uttermost grinder for all your grinding needs. I read with amusement as some reviewers slammed this grinder for not grinding well sufficient to use with their espresso machines. I own this machine for use with my drip coffee maker only. I own a $500+ Mazzer Grinder for my espresso machine. The point being, that for the sheer consistent grind necessitated for use with espresso, you better be more than willing to step up significantly in price. That said, on to this grinder review.

Considering there are no decent blade grinders on the market – including those in the $25 price range, the best grinder to have is a burr grinder. Burr grinders do not construct the heat that destroys the flavor of your beans and produces a more uniformed grind. Burr grinders do not invent the huge “chunks” of beans in varying size that a blade grinder does. I have yet to see any missed “untouched” beans find their way past the burrs (as one reviewer claimed) and find that hard to believe, giving careful consideration to beans may only pass through the little space amongst the burrs and would thence be ground on their way through. You may get numerous bean littler than your setting, but will not get anything larger than your setting.

As with any burr grinder under $200 this grinder does give rise to a good deal of powder. It gives rise to a lot of powder if you undertake to grind at its’ finest setting (called Turkish Coffee). For drip coffee makers though, a mid-range toward coarse setting doesn’t give rise to sufficient powder to be a concern when using paper filters in your coffee maker and a GOOD bean to get started with. I on occasion wonder if the complaints of “bitterness” from numerous reviewers isn’t a problem with their bean choice or their water temperature. As a drinker of 100% Kona in my drip maker, I have yet to taste a bitter cup of coffee, even with the less than a tsp. of powder that is present in my freshly ground coffee.

Noisy? Yes, but no more noisy than numerous and less noisy than most in this price range. A grinder of this size will construct noise, but unless you plan on grinding 24/7 that is to be expected. My guests are in truth enthralled by the noise and the capacity to watch fresh beans meet their demise (I hang with a morbid crowd) as the beans tardily decrease rapidly down the hopper. The timer is a nice touch if noise is a concern. The fact that you may turn it on, leave the room and return in a minute or two (avoiding the noise) to find the unit mechanically shut off will have to make those with sensible hearing happy.

This grinder has a decent weight to it, making it feel sturdy on your countertop. The S/S body likewise gives the aspect of a well built machine and makes it more stylish than your popular black plastic neoprene models being invented by other manufacturers. This is a solid, sturdy, and well built machine for this price.

If there are complaints that you ought to be admonished about, it is the age old problem of static cling caused by the use of plastic for the grounds receiver. Cuisinart must have employed glass to receive the grounds. I would have gladly salaried an extra $3 on the final price in order to stay clear from dealing with the static cling found in each machine that uses plastic for this purpose. The other is the clean-up, if you are as anal as I am in regards to coffee equipment. Again, the static cling is annoying, but I keep a slim painters brush nearby for the intent of brushing out the chute and receiver which makes the task quick and easy. It loses a star for the static cling issues, but I guess each grinder in this price range has the same problem because they use plastic.

Overall, for beneath $50 this is a very good machine for the price.

437 of 445 humans found the following review helpful.
3Initial Reactions
By onipar
First, after checking the Amazon listings, I noticed a similar model (Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill). I’m not sure if this model is a newer version of that one–because they look awfully similar–but I did observe that some of the reactions to that other model are fitting for this one.

After my initial use, the introductory thing I noticed was that the grind (I applied the lowest “coarse” setting) didn’t seem as consistent as I thought it would be, giving careful consideration to the point of using a burr grinder is to get a consistent grind. There was a reasonable amount of dust that came through, in other words.

For the price, I can’t say I expected it to be perfect, and honestly, this bit of coffee dust (maybe half a teaspoon)doesn’t much bother me. A mutual complaint for the other model is that the plastic hoppers attract the coffee dust due to static cling. This is also unfeigned here, but for me, not a problem.

Overall, I like the way this grinder works. Just realize going in that this is one of the most inexpensive (price-wise) burr grinders on the market, so you can’t suppose it to function like a $400 model. If you’re just getting into grinding your own coffee and want to get started to experience the gains of burr ground coffee and french presses, I’d say this is a great place to start.

If, however, you already own highpriced coffee instrumentation (say, an highpriced espresso maker for instance) you might want to spring for a higher quality burr grinder.

The other model had a great deal of humans mentioning the motor dying after 6 or so months. Some clients said that it was due to a buildup of coffee dust amidst the hopper and grinders, and that after unscrewing the top and cleaning it out, the motor worked again.

I’ve only had my grinder one day, so I can’t comment on this yet. But I plan on updating this review sporadically as I use my grinder.

Finally, a call for buyer support:

I am using this grinder with my French press, which needs a coarse grind of beans. I am testing the dissimilar settings (as there are regarding 5 or 6 “coarse” settings to choose from. I started on the low end of the coarse cycle.

My suggestion? If you get this machine, why not tell me, in the comment section, which setting works best for you with use of a french press. I will likewise update, once I’ve used all the settings, to tell you what I find in terms of the best setting.

UPDATE #1: I’ve now used all the coarsest settings except the very last (coarsest), and not surprisingly, the coarser the grind, the better the coffee when using a French Press. I’m sure other elements are coming into play, such as the amount of coffee I use, the temperature of the water, and the steeping time. But without a doubt, the coffee tastes much better than when I used to use a blade grinder.

I’m still experiencing a sure amount of “dust” with each batch I grind. Interestingly, the dust seems to clump up and stick to the edge of the container after being expelled. I’m not sure if this is mutual for everyone, or is perhaps it has something to do with the quality of bean I’m using. But I’ll be sure to update once I use a dissimilar type of bean.

The good news is that when the dust clumps like this, it’s easy to brush away and avoid.

More Updates to come.

UPDATE #2: I decisive to dial back the coarseness of my grind, so for french press I think I like the third to last coarseness setting the best. The machine proceeds to expel around half a teaspoon of coffee dust (clumped versus the container) per grind, which I know most die-hards would find unacceptable, but for a novice like me, isn’t too bad.

I’ve taken to scooping the dust into a distinguished container to save. My guess is that for each one pound bag of coffee I grind, I may get sufficient dust saved to brew one drip pot of coffee. Sure, it won’t be as fresh, but it’s better than using it in the french press and getting more “sludge”, or throwing it away and wasting it.

I have also decisive to alter my firstborn 4-star rating to a 3-star. I still like the machine, but I do think the lack of grind uniformity and amount of dust is annoying. I reiterate: If you are a novice/just getting into grinding your own coffee, this machine is a good fit. But if you have highpriced instrumentation (espresso machines, etc) spend the extra cash on a better grinder.

Update #3 (3/16/2010): I’ve had the machine closely 3 months and it’s still working fine. No motor failure here. I do unscrew the top of the machine to clean excess dust from the burrs, which does cake on gorgeous thick after a while, and *might* be the cause of a heap of of the reported motor failures.

One other thing I neglected to note is the counter top mess. It seems closely inconceivable for me to grind galore coffee without getting a bunch of coffee dust on the counter. This does *not* take place for the duration of grinding, rather, when I remove the lid and scoop the coffee into my pot. In other words, it’s in all probability to be expected, but I thought I’d note it.

Overall, I’m still enjoying my machine and getting good use out of it each day.

Update #4 (7/13/2010): Still going strong. No difficultnesses at all.

398 of 412 humans found the following review helpful.
4Almost as good as I expected
By David Bock
First off, the grind you get from a burr grinder is superior to a blade, hands down. This grinder makes a superbly uniform grind, and the fineness/coarseness is effortlessly adjustable. For the price, this is an splendid burr grinder. Highly commend it for your intermediate coffee drinker. If you are grinding things finely, grinding spices or flavored coffees, or grinding lots of coffee, read on for primary details.

I was a little disappointed with the plastic grind hopper. Burr grinders I have employed in the past were glass, and while I didn’t think plastic would be a huge deal, exceedingly fine grinds tend to ‘stick’ due to static electricity.

When doing longer grinds (for more spectacular pots of coffee, etc) the motor in truth starts to sound strained. I’m worried that with heavy use over a few months I might have issues with it. If I do, I’ll update this review.

*most* of the grinder is very easy to clean… however, inside the base there are a couple of pieces out of reach, and actually fine grinds tend to gather just inside the chute that dumps the grinds into the hopper. If you grind flavored coffees (or, in my case, fresh seed spices) and need to clean it, you might be a little frustrated.

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