Cuisinart Spice & Nut Grinder

Grinding whole spices and nuts just before use ensures optimal flavor and aroma. Designed especially for these ingredients, Cuisinart's compact grinder uses a powerful motor and sharp stainless-steel blades to process them to the preferred texture. It's easy to operate: Just press the lid. The removable stainless-steel grinding bowl comes with an additional airtight lid for use when storing ingredients in the bowl. Designed for processing fresh spices and nuts. 3-oz. cap. bowl, 9" high. Bowl and lid are dishwasher safe.
Average Customer Rating:
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1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Cuisinart Spice & Nut Grinder
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
December 20, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:A few times a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Works great
December 20, 2013
Perfect for grinding whole spices. When you need a lot of pepper for say a rub. Its a very helpful gadget in the kitchen.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Time-saver, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Design
Review 2 for Cuisinart Spice & Nut Grinder
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
,San Francisco
January 7, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Once a week
Would You Recommend? No
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Sadly, an unfortunate purchase on my part
January 7, 2012
I specifically wanted something with a stainless steel removable bowl... something I could pop into the dishwasher after I was done with grinding some pungent Indian spices. And since I bake a fair bit, I needed something that could chop nuts evenly as well. When I saw this pop up in the recommendations, I was ecstatic, and purchased it right away. Alas, it does not work well. My spices ended up with a very uneven grind. As for the nuts... a very small amount, sure. Anything more than, say, 10 nuts, it just doesn't cut it. Somehow the blades manage to trap some of the nuts under them, so that as you run the machine, the nuts separate between into an oily meal packed under the blades, and huge chunks above the blades that refuse to get chopped/ground/whatever.
Oh, and the entire apparatus gets kinda messy since there seems to be a bit of a gap between the bowl and dome/top... when you life the plastic dome/top, there's always some debris outside the bowl, on the machine.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Store
Cons: inconsistent performance
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Posted July 11, 2014
More even grind
I haven't used this grinder, but when using similar designs with a rotating blade in a cup, I had to shake it like a cocktail shaker while running it to get an even grind. It sounds like the gap that Ostrich writes of would prevent this though.
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