Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Platinum

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  1. Golden says:
    566 of 571 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful grinder, April 11, 2007
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    Golden (Florida) –

    This review is from: Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Platinum (Kitchen)
    I too read all the reviews… I spent several hours, so let me save you the trouble. This item is sturdy, washable, compact, and grinds beans for anywhere from 4-12 cups of coffee.

    I use it for both my 2 cup french press and my percolator, when my mill & brew coffee maker, which I have two carafs and 3 baskets for, is busy. We really get into coffee here – I must have 10 varieties of beans in the freezer.

    It also did a fabulous job grinding hazelnuts very fine for a cookie dough where the hazelnuts were, in effect, part of the flour.

    I do love that the grinder basket and top can go in the dishwasher, and the little brush that is stowed on the back is a thoughtful and utilized addition.

    The only drawback would be that if you are only making 2 cups of coffee and you want a course grind, you have to let the machine think you’re making 8 cups, by moving the cup setting, as this machine is intended to grind beans for a minimum of 4 cups. When I make enough coffee for my percolator, I can get an intermediate course grind with no problem.

    What sold me was this: After I read all the reviews I went to my local “megamart,” found the grinders, opened up the boxes of the makes I wanted to compare, and I literally took things apart and put them back together.

    Like another reviewer warned, stay away from those other grinders with the tiny (you can barely see them) plastic pins that engage the start button. Once those bits of plastic break off, you’re SOL.

    This is a very reasonably priced maker which I’ve had for 6 months. I love it so much, that for much of that time I’ve felt just a bit guilty that I hadn’t yet praised this maker on Amazon. With that done – it’s time to grind some beans. 🙂 Enjoy.

    PS: It looks very pretty/handsome on the counter.

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  2. KSM "sane shopper--" says:
    165 of 170 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love to GRIND baby!, December 5, 2007
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    This review is from: Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Platinum (Kitchen)
    This is the best coffee grinder I have purchased (it is my 3rd over the past 10 years). This one is the best for multiple reasons 1) I dont have to continue to hold the button while it grinds, I hit the button once and it grinds and stops when the coffee is perfectly ground. 2) It has a deep container for holding the ground beans. Before I could only grind a small amount and than when I removed the lid it would be messy. 3) It has several different grinds to choose from all the way to a very fine espresso 4) It is styling and has a great hide away area for the cord.

    What else is there? It is perfect.

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  3. snutz says:
    147 of 154 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    For all owners of broken 80365, June 11, 2011
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    snutz

    This review is from: Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Platinum (Kitchen)
    This is my first hands-free coffee grinder. I had it about 2 yrs and liked it pretty well. It mysteriously stopped working a week ago as in other reviews. Instead of pitching it, I decided to pull it apart to learn why it died. Upon inspection, there’s a switch that is activated by locking down the lid. The contacts are not sealed and had a coffee residue preventing conduction. All it takes is a quick scrape and it worked good as new. As for disassembly/reassembly, the biggest obstacle is the triangle-head screw in the bottom (I used a flat blade bit that just fit in one side). The other trick is placing the cleaned-up switch in the space on the outer housing before sliding everything back together. The whole job will take about 30 minutes so you’ll have to decide if it’s worthwhile. I should also mention that I fully expect this to happen again in a year or so. Good luck. This is the Achilles’ Heel of an other wise great product.

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