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Cuisinart Grind & Brew 900 Series - no good?

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I have done some searching on this board and there seems to be mixed (at best) reviews for the Cuisinart coffee products. We would love to have an all-in-one machine like this, to save counter space. However, are the all in one machines problematic? If so, what is the best brand/model of burr grinder to get, hopefully under $150? Thanks.

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  1. If you craigslist/ebay around, you can find good grinders for $150, such as the Gaggia MDF or Rancilio Rocky.

    New, retail, you might go with the Baratza Maestro Plus for $150, or the KitchenAid Proline Grinder.

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    1. re: jaykayen

      I looked on ebay, and no Rockys going for near $150...seems like people aren't really selling lately, though.

    2. Most of those big coffee machines take up quite a bit of counter space. I bet for your budget, and space constraint, you could get a Baratza Virtuoso grinder and a huge press pot or chemex.