There are many that appreciate a freshly brewed coffee made from beans. Some coffee makes have built-in grinders but the vast majority do not and the only way to get the best coffee is to get it out of fresh beans. This does not mean that coffee made from already ground beans is not good it is just that there is a discreet difference in terms of flavor and fragrance.
Coffee grinders are a great choice for the ones that settle for nothing but the best. The smell of coffee is different when it comes from freshly grinded beans. Today we will have a quick look at 10 different models selected out of hundreds available. We were able to find both electric and manual grinders. Electric grinders, especially the more expensive ones, come with extra options that allow the user to select how fine or coarse the coffee will be. Their capacity can vary just as well as the price. We managed to select a good variation of coffee grinders for all budgets. To keep things short here is our list of the top 10 best coffee grinder reviews.
JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder
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The JavaPresse manual coffee grinder is a simple device that works the same way a regular black pepper or salt grinder works. It has a hand crank mechanism that is easy to turn and the result is quite decent.
Unfortunately the model does not allow the user to select how fine the coffee will be grinded. On the other hand it makes almost no noise when compared with an electric one. The model is made out of stainless steel with high quality parts. It is so well made that the manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty for the grinder.
Cuisinart Grind Central Coffee Grinder DCG-12BC
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Cuisinart DCG-12BC is one of the more inexpensive electric coffee grinders in our list. It is a simple model with a solid brushed stainless steel housing and a large 90 gram capacity. The model is can grind about 18 cups work of coffee in one go.
In terms of maintenance, the stainless steel bowl is safe to clean in a dishwasher. The model includes a storage lid that enables the user to store the extra coffee inside the grinding bowl.
Proctor E167CY Silex
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Proctor Silex is a simple and inexpensive model. Maybe too simple for some. It has a plastic body with just an on and off body. The model does not allow to select how coarse the coffee will be however it can also be used for spices.
It has a 10 cup capacity which is more than enough. At the same time it has an extremely compact design and a retractable cord that makes it very easy to store it.
Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Blade Grinder IDS77
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Mr. Coffee IDS77 coffee grinder is a great and simple model that offers a great deal for the price. It has a simple design and surprisingly it allows the user to select one of the 3 grinding levels.
The model comes with a black plastic body and a see-trough coffee chamber. It also has a self cleaning system that removes the coffee from the walls. The capacity of the model is 12 cups and depending on the quantity the model can be set to stop automatically at the perfect time in order to obtain the same grind every single time.
KitchenAid Blade Coffee Grinder BCG111OB
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The KitchenAid BCG1110B is a great option for the ones that need a new coffee grinder and do not want to spend too much on it. It has a stylish design with a brushed stainless steel body and stainless steel blades.
The model has a removable steel bowl with markings on the side that allow the user to make 4, 8, 10 or even 12 cups of coffee. Maintenance is fairly simple. As for its reliability the model uses a powerful electric motor that was built to last.
Hamilton Beach 80365 Coffee Grinder
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Hamilton Beach 80365 is a great product that offers reliable performance in a compact form factor. The coffee grinder uses a high endurance electric motor and stainless steel blades that makes it extremely durable over time.
The model has a simple dial that allows the user to select how fine the coffee will be and select how many cups of coffee to prepare. Its top cap is made of clear plastic that makes it easy to see when it is ready.
Epica Electric Coffee Grinder & Spice Grinder
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The Epica coffee grinder is a classic model that comes with just an on and off switch. What is special about it is its electric motor. According to the manufacturers the model uses the most powerful motor that is rated at 250 watts.
In terms of build quality it comes with a solid black body and a large on and off button. The top cap is made out of clear plastic while the coffee bowl uses stainless steel. It is relatively easy to clean and does not spill coffee.
Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder 560.01
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The Capresso 560.01 coffee grinder is one of the more expensive models in our list. It is not a standard model as it has a very large capacity. The coffee bean holder is large enough for up to 8 ounces of coffee while the grounds container can hold about 4 ounces.
The grinder comes with a built-in timer and removable holders. This makes it quite easy to clean. In terms of grinding options the model has 16 different settings.
Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill DBM-8
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The Cuisinart DBM-8 is a great model that offers a great deal for the money. It has a mid-range price and a solid stainless steel body. Its container is quite large while the grounds container is even larger. Both of them can be removed, making it easier to clean.
In terms of performance the model uses a high endurance motor and premium stainless steel blades. Surprisingly the grinder is fairly small taking very little storage space.
KRUPS Coffee Grinder F203
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Even if the KRUPS F203 is extremely affordable, its popularity is not because of the low price. It is a very reliable coffee grinder with a straight forward design and a reliable electric motor.
The model has a clear top cap that makes it easy to see how fine the coffee is. It only has an on and off button and in order to grind it finer, all it takes is to keep it running longer. Its 200 watt motor also helps a lot as it is extremely reliable and quite powerful.
Coffee grinders all work the same. For most part their pricing does not vary a lot. The more expensive models usually offer more grinding options and larger holder capacity but other than that everything is the same.
If we were to determine what is the most important thing about a grinder that would be the capacity. Its size is also important and for some storage space is fairly limited and keeping the coffee grinder as a tabletop appliance takes up too much space. For our list we were able to find both small and large models in order to offer enough options for the ones searching for a coffee grinder.
Jen Lin-Liu is the founder of Black Sesame Kitchen. A Chinese-American writer and a nationally certified Chinese chef in Beijing. Jen is the author of two memoirs, Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta.