How to Hide All Menus in Dashboard except essentials

I have tried Admin Menu Editor for a while but for some reason it is not getting rid of menus I need to hide, so now I ma seeking an alternative.

Has anyone here achieved a stripped down dashboard?

I'd like my admins to only see what they need to see (Posts, Pages, Media, Links, Menus and Widgets.

ANy ideas would be great.

Thanks

Martin