How To Use Cuisinart Coffee Grinder Step-By-Step

Are you finding it difficult or this is the first time you trying to use Cuisinart coffee grinder? And you don’t know where to start or you don’t have any ideas about using the Cuisinart coffee grinder? Don’t you know grind time or grinding suggestions to grind your coffee in the right way? You’re in the right place

Using the Cuisinart coffee grinder the right way will help you to grind and brew coffee, and make tasty coffee in the morning, otherwise, if you use it the wrong way you will damage your coffee grinder and have a bland coffee.

After having done a bunch of searches and experience testing different Cuisinart coffee grinders we’ll provide you with how to use Cuisinart coffee grinder the right way and step-by-step, In addition to that, we’ll show you how to use different models of Cuisinart coffee grinder.

Without further a do let’s jump in!

How To Use Cuisinart Coffee Grinder Step-By-Step

How to use Cuisinart coffee grinder (Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill)

Step1. Preparing the Grinder

1. Remove all packaging and plug the appliance into a suitable main socket.

2. Remove the bean hopper lid and ensure that the bean hopper is securely in place.

3. Fill the bean hopper with beans, making sure that the lid closes securely N.B. (Maximum fill is 250g).

4. Set the grind selector to the desired setting, then twist the bean hopper in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.

  • The ‘I’ mark on the hopper base should be aligned with the desired grind setting

5. Slide the cup quantity selector to the desired number of cups, between 4 and 18.

Step2. Using the Grinder

1. Press and release the ‘START’ button to begin grinding. N.B. If the bean hopper and grind chamber are not properly in place, the grinder will not operate.

2. Grinding will automatically stop once the pre-set quantity of beans has been ground.

3. To manually stop the operation, slide the cup quantity selector to the left to the ‘OFF’ position and the appliance will stop.

4. To restart, reposition the cup quantity selector to the desired number of cups and press and release the ‘START’ button.

5. To remove the grinding chamber, simply pull away from the main unit.

Always ensure the motor has stopped completely before removing any parts.

The coffee can be used or stored with the grind chamber lid fitted, ready for use.

Step3. Disassembling the Bean Hopper

1. To remove the bean hopper from the main unit turn it in an anti-clockwise direction until it becomes loose enough to remove.

2. To reinstate, reverse the action

How to use Cuisinart coffee grinder (Cuisinart DCG-20BKN Grinder)

Step1. Plug the cord into the outlet.

Step2. Remove the lid from the base of the grinder. If desired, measure beans in the lid using measurement markings, before filling the stainless steel bowl.

Step3. Fill stainless steel bowl with bean quantity desired. Do not fill beans above the top of the stainless steel bowl. The maximum capacity of the bowl is 2.5 oz. (70 grams).

Step4. Place the lid onto the grinder base.

Step5. Press and hold the ON/OFF button to begin grinding.

Please note: A safety feature of this grinder requires that the grinder will not operate unless the lid is in place.

Step6. Grind until beans are ground to desired consistency.

Step7. To stop grinding, release pressure from the ON/OFF button.

Step8. Remove plug from the outlet.

Step9. Pour ground coffee into the grinder lid.

Step10. Measure coffee with a scoop (not included), tablespoon (15ml), or lid measurement markings into the coffeemaker filter basket.

How to use Cuisinart coffee grinder (Cuisinart DCG-12BC Grind)

Step1. Plug the cord into the outlet.

Step2. Remove the lid from the base of the grinder.

Step3. Fill stainless steel bowl with a desired quantity of beans.

Step4. Use measurement markings in a bowl to measure beans.

  • Do not fill beans above the rim of the stainless steel bowl as overfilling could result in poor grinding or motor failure.

Step5. Make sure the grinding bowl is in the locked position, then place the lid onto the grinder base.

Step6. Press and hold on/off the button to begin grinding. Please note: A safety feature of this grinder does not allow it to operate unless the lid is in place.

Step7. Grind until beans are ground to desired consistency. To stop grinding, release pressure from the on/off button.

Step8. Remove plug from the outlet.

Step9. Measure coffee as desired. See measurement suggestions on reverse.

Step10. To store unused ground coffee, remove the grind bowl and cover it with a storage lid. Refrigerate.

How to use Cuisinart coffee grinder (Touchscreen Burr Grinder)

Step1. Remove bean hopper lid.

Step2. Fill the bean hopper, making sure that the lid closes securely. The maximum bean capacity is 8 oz (227 g). Be sure you have enough beans to grind your desired amount of coffee.

Step3. Select grind setting – turn the hopper to the desired setting. The higher the number, the coarser the grind. Use 1–6 for Espresso, 7–12 for Auto Drip, and 13–18 for French Press.

Step4. Plug the cord into the outlet. Touch the power icon to illuminate the touchscreen.

Step5. Select cup setting – press the cup selector icon repeatedly until your desired number of cups is displayed on the LCD, from 1 to 14 cups.

Step6. Press and hold the icon to scroll through the numbers quickly.

Step7. Touch the Start icon to begin grinding. A safety interlock system prevents the unit from operating unless the hopper and grind chamber is properly in place.

Step8. Grinding will automatically stop upon completion.

NOTE: To cancel the operation during use, touch the Start or Power icon. The grinder will stop and the display will return to the selection screen.

Step9. Pull the grind chamber toward you to remove it from the unit.

NOTE: If the grind chamber is overfilled, the chute can get clogged and the unit will not work.

Step10. To unclog, use the scoop brush to clear out the chute of excess grounds. Should the grinder stop at any point, the motor has likely overheated. Wait for your grinder to cool off (up to 30 minutes), then resume use.

Manual grind

If you prefer, after selecting your grind setting, you have the option of manually controlling how much coffee the unit will grind.

To do so, follow steps 1–4 in the previous text above. Then press and hold the manual icon until the desired amount of coffee has been ground. The LCD will display the number of cups dispensed.

NOTE: To avoid overflow when using the manual feature, the grinder will automatically stop grinding when the maximum capacity has been reached.

How to use Cuisinart coffee grinder (Cuisinart programmable conical burr mill)

Step1. Remove bean hopper lid.

Step2. Fill the bean hopper, making sure that the lid closes securely. The maximum capacity is 8 oz (227 g), be sure you have enough beans to grind your desired amount of coffee.

Step3. Plug the cord into the outlet.

Step4. Select grind setting – turn the hopper to your desired grind setting. The higher the number the coarser the grind.

Step5. Use 1-6 for Espresso, 7-12 for Auto Drip, and 13-18 for French Press. Your current selection will be displayed on the LCD.

Step6. Select cup setting – press the # of Cups Button repeatedly until your desired number of cups is displayed on the LCD, from 2 to 14 cups.

Step7. Press and hold the button to scroll through the numbers quickly.

Step8. Press the Start/Stop button to begin grinding. A safety interlock system prevents the unit from operating unless the hopper and grind chamber is properly in place.

Note: If the grind chamber is overfilled the chute can get clogged and the unit will not work. The LCD will flash.

Step9. To unclog, use the scoop brush to clear out the chute of excess grounds.

Also note: If the grinder stops and displays HHH on the LCD screen at any point, the motor has likely over-heated. Wait approximately 2 minutes for your grinder to cool off; when the HHH is no longer displayed, resume use.

Step10. Grinding will automatically stop upon completion.

Note: to pause or cancel the operation during use.

Step11. Pull the grind chamber toward you to remove it from the unit.

What are the numbers on the Cuisinart coffee grinder?

Grinding suggestions:

Some general guidelines for grinding are listed below. However, times will vary depending upon the amount of coffee used and your personal preference.

To determine the right grind consistencies, experiment with different grinds and coffee types to suit your taste.

GrindSuggested UseGrind Time
CoarsePercolator/ FrenchPress20 Seconds
Mediumautomatic Drip30 Seconds
FineEspresso40 Seconds

Measurement suggestions:

For the richest coffee flavor, we suggest using one rounded tablespoon (15 ml) of ground coffee for every 5 ounces (148 ml) of water.

The measurement markings in the grinder bowl indicate reference measurements. Fill beans to the marking level indicated by the number of cups desired.

For example, when making automatic drip coffee, if you fill the bowl with beans to the 12-cup marking, you will have enough ground coffee for 12 cups.

Filling the bowl to the top will give you a maximum of 18 cups, but be careful not to overfill as this will result in poor grinding or motor failure.

Note: These markings are approximate. Experiment with different quantities to determine what works best.

How to pause or cancel grinding in Cuisinart Coffee Grinder?

1. To pause the grinding:

  • Press the Start/Stop button. The grinder will stop and the countdown timer will flash.
  • Press the Start/Stop button again to resume.

2. To cancel the grinding:

  • Press and hold the Start/Stop button for 2-3 seconds.

NOTE: The unit will pause for up to 5 minutes before canceling the grind.

Final thoughts

Our guide to how to use Cuisinart coffee grinder will help to use your coffee grinder the right way, we do our best to provide different models of Cuisinart coffee grinders, when you are planning to grind coffee check the model of your Cuisinart coffee grinder, and follow the steps step by step

I hope you have benefited from this article.

Read also:

Elhoucine

My Name is Elhoucine I am a passionate blogger, I have been searching and reading about the newly released gadgets, appliances, and products, and through this blog, I am trying to share some of the acquired experience to help you with everything related to home.