How to Grind Whole Bean Coffee in Cuisinart Grind Central Grinder

Let’s take a look at the simple process of grinding whole bean coffee using a very reliable tool, the Cuisinart Grind Central Coffee grinder.

Here’s a video I made about it:

Why I Love the Cuisinart Grind Central Coffee Grinder

The wonderful thing about this coffee grinder is its stainless-steel, washable construction. Its easy-to-clean design makes it superb for regular grinding. You need not worry about the hassle of a tough cleanup after your grinding sessions.

On a recent occasion, I decided to grind a whole bean breakfast blend from Starbucks. As I opened up the coffee packet, I could already sense the delightful aroma of these beans. It was a great start to the coffee grinding session.

Starting the Grinding Process

To begin with, you’ll need to attach the grinder part to the machine. Make sure that it clicks into place and then give it a good spin to ensure it is locked in the correct position. To double-check, you can look at the bowl lock; a clockwise spin should fully secure it.

Turn the grinder part to secure it

Next, it’s time to fill your grinder. Inside, you will notice a little ’12’ ridge mark. I typically fill my beans up to this marking. This helps to prevent the grinder from dispersing grounds messily. Once you’ve filled it, you’ll want to place the lid over the top of the grinder.

Pressing a button starts the grinding process. You can either pulse it or keep it running for about 30 seconds to achieve a nice grind. In my experience, this grinder does an excellent job moving the grinds with a lot of centripetal force, keeping them well-contained, especially if you haven’t overfilled the grinder.

The end result should be a nice, fine grind. The transformation from whole beans to finely ground coffee is as easy as that!

The Cleaning Process

After grinding, remove the grinder top by rotating it counterclockwise. Transfer your nicely ground coffee into your coffee machine or storage container (I use a beautiful 1960s era coffee urn, a family heirloom).

It’s important to note, you might find some grinds stuck in the grinder but don’t worry! That is where the dishwasher safe feature comes in handy. Simply rinse out any remaining grinds and put the stainless steel grinder piece into your dishwasher for a thorough cleanse.

If the grinder doesn’t appear too dirty, you can just give it a quick rinse in the sink, dislodge any remaining grinds and you’re good to go. But, if you prefer an extra level of cleanliness, pop it in the dishwasher and rest assured that your grinder will come out nice and clean.

That’s the simplicity of grinding coffee with Cuisinart Grinder, and why it is my personal go-to tool for an easy, satisfying, and clean grind.

Key Takeaways

  • The Cuisinart grind central coffee grinder is easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
  • Fill the grinder up to the rim ridge along the top of the stainless steel blender.
  • Secure the lid and press the button to start the grinding process.
  • Grind the coffee to the desired coarseness and rotate the bowl counterclockwise to unlock it.
  • Rinse the grinder to get any excess grinds out and put in the dishwasher for extra cleanliness.