Cuisinart CBM 20 Coffee Grinder (Review for 2021 )

Cuisinart CBM 20 Coffee Grinder Review

In this article, you will find out why the Cuisinart CBM 20 Coffee Grinder is one of the best coffee grinders on the market today.

Cuisinart CBM 20 Coffee Grinder Review


The Cuisinart Delux overall does a great job. Its interface doesn’t require previous knowledge and experience, it is user-friendly, and anybody can use it from beginners to experienced coffee enthusiasts.

Besides that, the moment when you press the “Start” button, you will be surprised how quiet is the Cuisinart CBM 2 grinder. It’s amazing the quietness of this machine; actually, it is one of the quietest grinders, quieter than the Krups GX5000 and OXO Conical burr coffee grinders.


Cuisinart CBM 20 Coffee Grinder Review


On the top is located a bean hopper which is big enough to hold about 16 oz (about 453.5  grams) of coffee beans and it features with an airtight cover. On the front of the grinder, you will see the control panel with a digital display and control buttons. The digital display shows you simply and clearly your current settings for grinding that you’ve chosen.

On the left under the display, you will see the two buttons “Cups” and “Manual”. These buttons allow you to choose whether you want to select the number of coffee cups which the maximum number of cups that you can grind is 14 or you may want to use the manual option for the grind. Next to them on the right, there is a bugger button “Start/Stop”. On the right side on the machine, is located the grind selector. By turning this selector you can determine the grind size for your coffee. You can choose one of the 18 different grind sizes of your coffee. On the backside of the grinder, is the location where the scoop-brush tool is attached.

What is in the Box?

  • The Cuisinart CBM 20
  • Scoop-Brush tool
  • Manual


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The Performances of the Product



The coffee that you will get from this Cuisinart CBM 20 will be somehow smoothy, sweet and balanced. The coffee is not at the same level of quality as the coffee that will come out from the coffee grinders like OXO On Barista Brain and OXO Conical Burr. Besides the sweetness and the smoothness, the flavor of the coffee from the Cuisinart Deluxe will be mellow with not full-body comparing the coffee from the OXO On Barista grinder and OXO Conical Burr.

However, the taste of the coffee produced by Cuisinart Deluxe is with a high quality that is above the coffee quality produced from many other coffee grinders like Krups GX5000 and Capresso Infinity. Even if you need a coffee for your French press, the coffee produced from the Cuisinart grinder also is smooth, aromatic and with a high quality which is really surprising.


The Usability

When it comes to usability the Cuisinart CBM 20 has a really high rating. It has exactly the controls you need, nor extra nor less. You don’t need to worry about anything, your main job will be to think about, what kind of coffee would you like to make and how much coffee you need to make, nothing else.

When you know for how many cups ground coffee you need, by pressing the “Cup” button select the right number of cups and then simply just press “Start” button and wait for your coffee to come out into the coffee container. But, if you want to get the exact amount of ground coffee, then, in this case, you just need to use the “Manual” button. Press and hold it until you get the desired amount of the ground coffee.

On the side of the grinder, you will see a dial knob which its main function is to select your desired grind size for the chosen brewing method. When you are adjusting your grind settings, on the display you will able to see the chosen number of the cups, also and an icon that gives you info for the selected grind size and kind of coffee you have chosen espresso, drip or French press. If you use this grinder for a French press then the best result you will get if you adjust the grind setting lower (finer) than it is recommended by the manufacturer, but if you want to get the best ground coffee for your drip, then just simply follow the recommended settings for a drip coffee from the manual.


How to Position the Grind Selector for Your Desired Coffee?

You can do this by rotating the grind selector for:

  • Espresso and Turkish coffee: from 1 to 6
  • Auto Drip Coffee: from 7 to 12
  • French press: from 13 to 18


Removable Bean Hopper

Also, a practical feature on this Cuisinart grinder is the easily removable hopper. By twisting you can easily remove it which allows you to easily swap the coffee beans inside. When the hopper is removed, you are able easily to clean the coffee grinder.


The Level of Noise

This is what that will surprise you, the level of noise produced by this excellent coffee grinder. The level of noise is lower even from the noise that comes from some of the grinders of the higher class. And all this is thanks to the engine. Amazingly and a great job for the Cuisinart Deluxe CBM 20.


Cuisinart Deluxe Prevents Mess

Also, it is worth to mention when you operate with this machine it doesn’t make a lot of mess like some of the grinders. The grinder has a chamber that is right on the exit and it makes the coffee that comes out to go straight into the coffee container which prevents any mess.


The Cuisinart Deluxe can grind the coffee straight into:

  • The Grind chamber or coffee container
  • A gold-tone filter (it can be cone or basket style)
  • You can use as well paper filter (also it can be cone or basket style)
  • Portafilter
  • Reusable filter cup the Cuisinart HomeBarista
  • Single-serve reusable capsule

Features and Specifications of the Cuisinart CBM 20


  • Type of Grinder: electric conical burr grinder
  • Color: black and stainless
  • Material: Stainless Steel and Plastic
  • Grinds: Coffee and Spices
  • Grind Selector that offers you to set 18 choices for grinding
  • Removable Hopper with a capacity of 16 oz (about 453.5 grams) of coffee beans
  • Cup Capacity: 14 cups maximum
  • The machine can grind directly into a coffee container, a portafilter, a permanent filter or paper filter
  • You can choose
  • Dimensions of this Cuisinart Deluxe are 7.8 inches in depth, 9 inches width and 12.2 inches height
  • Its weight is 5.25 pounds (about 2.38 Kg)

What We Like


  • A lot of options for grinding
  • The usability
  • Extremely quiet grinder than most of the electric coffee grinder
  • it is not messy
  • Simple and clean design
  • It delivers smooth, sweet and balanced coffee
  • Removable Bean Hopper
  • Price

What We Don't Like


  • When you use the grinder for finely ground coffee for espresso it can easily clog this is actually the main reason in most cases for issues with the motor
  • most of the grinder is made from plastic

For Who is This Coffee Grinder?

This Cuisinart Deluxe grinder is a perfect choice for those who want their ritual of making coffee to be a quiet and enjoyable experience, especially in the mornings when other members of your family are still sleeping, everything around you is quiet and you want peacefully to enjoy a lovely and freshly brewed cup of coffee without disturbing those who sleep.



The Cuisinart CBM 20 coffee grinder surprised us by its quiet operation as well as its other grinding capabilities. Overall it is a beautiful machine with a user-friendly interface that enables you fast and easy to prepare a smooth and balanced coffee anytime you want. The coffee that comes out from this grinder is not with high quality as the coffee delivered from OXO On Barista Brain, but it has a balanced, clean and sweet taste that is above the quality of the coffee produced by most of its competitors. Without any doubts, Cuisinart CBM 20 is rated as one of the quietest grinders and is qualified as one of the top home products for your kitchen.

If you are looking for a coffee grinder with a very low level of noise, great grinding features, easy to use, easy to clean, that will deliver a coffee with a great taste and for a really reasonable price, then this is a perfect choice for you.

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